Jose Cruz

Jose Cruz

San Diego, CA, US




DI, Jersey City, NJ, US, Project Coordinator/Office Manager

As office manager of a mill-working and general contracting company I oversaw the completion of projects ranging from custom cabinetry work to entire GC jobs. Work entailed, corresponding between clients and company CEO, writing proposals, placing job orders, and creating shop drawings for approvals.

Aug 2013 - Jun 2014

FABBERZ, New York, NY, US, Laser-cutting Operator/Lab Supervisor

I managed and ran the NYC based digital fabrication lab, where tasks included dealing directly with clients, corresponding to emails regarding job inquires, keeping track of inventory, operating the laser machines and helping build prototypes and models. I gained knowledge and experience on operating a laser cutting bed.

Aug 2013 - Aug 2013

Jason Volenec Studio, New York, NY, US, Freelance Architect

For the interim years between and during my permanent office jobs I was able to do freelance work with Jason Volenec, which included field surveying, drafting, and production of schematic designs and presentation work. Majority of the projects included design work for several NYC restaurants and bars on a as needed basis.

May 2010 - Aug 2013

BAM Deign, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect/Project Manager

Being the sole manager of a penthouse renovation project on the upper west side of Manhattan I completed the construction set and coordinated between vendors, MEP and structural consultants. I also helped complete CD packets for other multi-million dollar residences and designed custom stone vanities for one of them.

Sep 2011 - Jul 2012

Milgo Bufkin, Brooklyn, NY , Metal Fabricator Programmer/CAD Technician

As part of the engineering and CAD department I develop drawings ready for production in the metal shop. Jobs ranged from basic metal bending for railings and light coves to column covers and building cladding work. I gained experience in metal fabrication, metal detailing and knowledge of Inventor, Rhino, and AutoCAD.

Aug 2010 - Sep 2011

Riverside Architects, New York City , Intern

Working with the project manager of several renovation projects our team worked on CD and DOB documentation for affordable housing buildings in New York City. As intern I was also involved in surveying, master planning projects, design competitions and presentation work for current and potential jobs.

Jul 2009 - May 2010


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2004 - Jun 2009


Pratt Institute Degree Project Award, Honorable Mention


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