Aura Tejada

Aura Tejada

New York, NY, US




Solar Decathlon, 2015 U.S. DEPT. of Energy Solar Decathlon, Architectural Project Manager of team DURA /Designer/ Builder

• Generated complete sets of construction documents, drawings and specifications
• Produced, coordinated and delivered full sets of drawings in a timely manner while considering overall documents quality
• Reviewed shop drawings with design/build team and subcontractors
• Led Interior design focus on decorating and choosing the style and materials for the bathroom, kitchen, and landscape design
• Coordinated the solar panel team by helping install photovoltaic (PV) systems in accordance with codes and standards using drawings, schematics, and instructions.
• Developed project diagrams and renderings

May 2013 - current

The Emerging Scholars Program, New York, NY, US, Student Researcher/ Site Analyst

• Developed and prepared presentations on landscape proposals for DURA home.
• Researched variety of plants that work well in the interior and exterior green wall.
• Built prototypes of systems and planters
• Researched new kinds of recyclable and sustainable materials for the exterior landscape which aimed to bring
awareness of a new healthy lifestyle by prioritizing healthy habits and minimizing carbon footprint.

Feb 2014 - May 2014

Internship, New York, NY, US, Research Site Analysis of Red Hook

• Gathered research on Red Hook and developed sitemap
• Identified site demographic, zoning, generalities, commerce, circulation/pathways, climate, natural light Urban walls and edges.
• Developed drawing and presentation board based on the site analysis

Feb 2013 - May 2013


New York City College of Technology, BArch, Architecture Technology

Jan 2009 - Jun 2015


Dean's List, 1st Place


Areas of Specialization