Jairo Vela

Jairo Vela


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I‘m talented, results-oriented Architect, experienced, creative and independent with
strong design skills, Comfortable working alone or cooperate with people in order ensure
that every project is done accurately and to the highest possible standards.
Projects in which I was engaged in the last twenty years, range from residential estates, hospitality  to religious buildings and include new construction, additions, restorations and master plans, most projects currently are in progress or have been completed in Aspen, L.A, Palm Beach, France, Moscow, London and throughout the New York area.
Lead member of the design and production team with strong passion and appreciation for high quality and detail also with the ability to work well under pressure and demonstrated competency to deliver projects within strict deadlines.

Fluent languages: English, Spanish & Portuguese.
U.S/Colombian Citizen



The Office of Thierry Despont, 10 Harrison Street, New York, NY , Senior Consulting Architect

Coordination & production of Construction & Specifications documents. (Interior Design)
Cipriani BMB Maritime Building. NYC

Apr 2019 - Oct 2019

J.P Molyneux Studio, New York, NY, US, Studio Director NYC office

US & International Project management
Contracts negotiation, Consultant coordination, Construction administration.
Coordination/production of Construction & Specifications documents, NYC DOB/Landmark.

- Private Residence in 5th Ave. Renovation NYC, 4.000 SF, $8.5M
- Private Residence 57Th street NYC, Renovation, 3500 SF, $3.5M
-Private Residence in London UK, Renovation 5,000 SF, £9M
- Private State in London UK, Renovation 10.000 SF, £15M
- Miscellaneous projects in Moscow RU.
-Miscellaneous projects in Moscow RU

Mar 2018 - Apr 2019

Arthur Chabon Architects, Irvington, NY, US, Studio Director

High-End residential & Institutional projects.
Development of conceptual, schematic & final design.
Project management.
Coordination & production of Construction & Specifications/ Zoning.
Coordinated MEP Consultants.
Preparation of documents & Liaison for City/Town/State Officials, Department of Buildings,
Landmark, Zoning planning ARB.
-Private Residence In Aspen CO, New Construction, 14,000 SF, $55M
- Private Residence In Bell Air CA, Renovation, 11,000 SF, $9.2M
-Private Residence in the Dakota Building NYC, Renovation, 10,000 SF, $ 3.5M
- Palm Beach Synagogue FL, 8,000 SF, Renovation\New Construction, $9.5M
-Aspen Jewish Community Center, Aspen CO. New Construction, 25,000 SF, $14M
- Chabad of Orange County, Monroe NY, New Construction, 18,000 SF, $3.5M
- Ohel Yaacob Congregation Deal NJ, Demolition/New Construction, 33.000 SF $10.5M

Apr 2007 - Feb 2018

HW Chen Associates, Flushing, NY, US, Project Manager

Residential & Retail projects
Coordinated MEP Consultants
Liaison to City Officials, NYC D.O.B. & NYC Landmark commission Lead meetings with clients, determined functional & spatial requirements. Researched and Implemented zoning calculations & building code analysis Prepared information regarding design, permits, specifications & materials Coordinated schematic design
Produced construction documents & specifications.
- Multi-family buildings, Queens, New Construction,130.000 SF, $ 18M
- Two-family residences Queens\Bronx, New Construction\Renovations 40.000 SF, $10M
- Single-family states Queens \Bronx, New Construction\Renovations 45.000 SF, $17.5M
- Retail, Queens\Brooklyn\ NYC, Renovations, 20.000 SF, $5M

Apr 2001 - Apr 2007

Carlos Defonseca Architect, Long Island City, NY, US, Architect Technician

• Assisted Principal Architect for all design & construction phases.
• Produced schematics and construction documents.

Jun 1999 - Apr 2001


Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia, BArch, Architecture

Jan 1993 - current


Liturgical/interior Design Honor Award, 1st Place

Palm Beach Synagogue


Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Rocky Mountains Chapter, 1st Place

Residential Architecture Award


Areas of Specialization