Carlos Alvarado

Carlos Alvarado

Las Vegas, NV, US



I'm originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. I am an individual of all trades. I have had experience working for architectural firms, a general contractor, and a building department. I have extensive knowledge of current building, health, and ADA accessibility codes (IBC, California Building Code (Title 24), OSHPD, ANSI A117.1 and 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design).



YWS Architects, Las Vegas, Project Manager

Responsible for technical supervision (overseeing design consultants and internal design team), contract negotiation, project planning and organization, project direction and control, as well as
construction documentation and administration of projects. Also responsible for RFI reviews and responses, code compliance QA, and shop drawing reviews.
Projects Types: Hospitality & Leisure, Commercial, Restaurants

Mar 2012 - current

Freelance Contractor, Las Vegas, NV, US, Project Coordinator/Designer

Provided production and coordination of documents in all phases of architectural practice, including construction administration. Provided ADA building surveys and recommendation reports to
Clark County to satisfy federal, state, and city accessibility codes for compliance.
Project types: Residential, Health Care, Hospitals (Las Vegas, San Diego), ADA Surveys and Documentation. Clients: HMC Architects, PAZ Architects

Jun 2010 - Feb 2012

Clark County Development Services, Building & Fire Protection Plan Reviewer

Provided code plan reviews (Type I, II, III, IV, & V) of high rise, commercial, residential, tenant improvements, and special phased projects. Provided plan reviews for fire protection compliance, alternate methods of construction and egress. Aided staff in matters related to fire protection and code compliance support. Provided instruction in Steel Fireproofing to inspectors in the Structural Inspection and Monitoring Program.

Jun 2008 - Jun 2010

Breslin Builders, Design Project Manager

Contributed to project creativity, and improved construction coordination and administration of projects. Provided construction documentation, coordination and construction administration of projects. Executed and coordinated building permit submittals for all Clark County cities.
Project types: Commercial/Retail, Tenant Improvements, Condominiums, Taverns/Restaurants, Convenience Stores, Hospitality, Concrete tilt-up, Architectural Theme Facades.

Aug 2004 - May 2008

Y.H. Lee and Associates, Oakland, CA, US, Project Manager/Sr. Job Captain

Aided clients and firm for successful execution of projects, including meeting client's objectives, and project process. Provided construction documentation, coordination and construction administration of projects.
Project types: Public Projects, Retail, Commercial, Office, R&D Buildings, Condominiums/Residential, Tenant Improvements, Mixed-Use.

Aug 2002 - Aug 2004

Wix Architecture, Santa Rosa, CA, US, Job Captain

Managed project construction documentation and administration. Aided in the schematic/design development and site planning phases of projects.
Project types: Public projects, Commercial, Office, Condominiums/Residential, Tenant Improvements, Healthcare.

Jan 2000 - Aug 2002


University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Jan 1996 - Dec 1998

Areas of Specialization