Leila Mantilla

Leila Mantilla

New York, NY, US

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Verona Carpenter Architects, New York, NY, US, Designer

Jan 2021 - current

Hawthorne Valley Farm, New York, NY, US, Farmer's Market Salesperson

Selling organic produce, dairy, baked goods, and sauerkrauts at the farmer's market in Morningside Heights on Manhattan. Developing close relationships with locals and learning the best ways to prepared produce to get the most of their taste and nutrition. Also, doing math in my head.

Sep 2015 - current

Columbia University - Dodge Fitness Center, New York, NY, US, Fitness Center Attendant

Sep 2014 - current

Spacesmith, NEW YORK, Intermediate Architectural Designer

Coordinating with consultants and producing deliverables from test fit stages through CA, primarily on corporate offices, co-working spaces, and retail. Experience on both design architect and architect of record teams with an additional role as BIM Manager on projects in BIM360.

Jun 2019 - Jun 2021

LaBella Associates, Rochester, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Working under licensed Architects in a full-service A/E firm. Coordinating with related disciplines on all stages of projects, from preliminary renderings to construction documents. Experience in CA phases of projects, including coordinating with contractors in the field - with a focus on K-12 and Higher Ed markets.

May 2016 - Jun 2019

LaBella Associates, P.C., Rochester, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Summer Architectural Intern between junior and senior year. Interacted closely with, and learned from, licensed architects, those in training, and the equivalent in related fields. Worked heavily in SketchUp and AutoCAD to prepare concepts for clients and foster the design process.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture. Early studios focused on abstract design and the manifestation of perceived phenomena in 2D and 3D hand work. Later studios focused on design as a process, beginning in conceptual phases and narrowing in on effective design for the build environment. Worked by hand and with digital programs.

Sep 2012 - May 2016

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