Jairo Vela

Jairo Vela

Irvington, NY, US

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Projects in which I was engaged in the last eighteen years, range from residential estates to religious buildings and include new construction, additions, restorations and master plans, most projects currently are in progress or have been completed in Aspen, Los Angeles, Palm Beach, France, Moscow and throughout the New York area. 


The Office of Thierry Despont, New York City , Senior Architect Consultant

Coordination/production of Construction & Specifications documents, NYC DOB/Landmark.

Mar 2019 - Nov 2019

J.P Molyneux Studio, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Manager

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

May 2018 - Mar 2019

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

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.

Jan 2007 - Jan 2018

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

Apr 2001 - Nov 2007

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

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

Mar 1999 - Mar 2001


Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia, MArch, Architecture

Jan 1993 - Oct 1998

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