Manuela Hiches

Manuela Hiches

New York, NY, US



I am a Barnard College graduate, having received my B.A. in Architecture in May 2017. In my time at Barnard, I was able to pursue my interest in architecture and build on my presentation skills, creative thinking, and my ability to think innovatively. All of which have helped to further my ability to perform well in a various professional and academic roles. My time at Barnard College had not only advanced my architectural knowledge but also greatly contributed to increasing my passion for leadership.

As an Assistant Project Manager, I took on an adaptive role and stepped in where I was needed in order to ensure construction projects ran smoothly. As a problem-solver, I strive to prevent issues in design to avoid unnecessary costs (and headaches) to clients.

Key Skills include: Rhino 3D, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign


CPM Solutions, INC., Assistant Project Manager

•Managed a high-end renovation of a penthouse in midtown Manhattan. •Coordinated with architects and contractors to ensure drawings and on-site revisions were kept up-to-date and approved by parties involved to prevent delays to project schedule.
•Generated 3D renderings of bathrooms and kitchen for penthouse project from 2D plans and elevations to provide a visual for the contractors to ensure agreement on the final overall design of the spaces.
•Supervised and collaborated with two summer interns on the implementation of new company policies for tracking finances of our projects and marketing strategies on different platforms to advertise the company’s services.

Jan 2018 - Jun 2019

Barnard + Columbia Architecture Department, New York, NY, US, Digital Lab and Laser Cutting Assistant

•Operated, monitored and adjusted the laser cutting machine properly and safely for production of student models using materials such as basswood, wood, acrylic, and bristol.
•Plotted large prints of student’s final work for their critique and assured the maintenance of the printer in the Digital Lab for smoother work flow.

Sep 2016 - May 2017

Barnard Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP), New York, Architecture Elective Instructor

•Provided one-on-one counsel for high school students regarding lessons of architecture basics and SketchUp to further their project design by giving feedback and recommendations.

Mar 2017 - Apr 2017


Barnard College, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2013 - May 2017


Tow Summer Research Fellowship, Grant

Funded for an independent research architecture project in South Korea which focused on exploring Chosun Dynasty homes and their effect on modern housing.


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