Johanna P Rios

Johanna P Rios

Westfield, NJ, US

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I am a dynamic Architect with Eighteen years of experience in the United States in corporate and Commercial Buildings, Hospitality, federal buildings, mixed use buildings, institutional, educational and industrial.

I have been working in Hospitality facilities as well as educational projects experience from Pre K-12 to Higher Educational Facilities. I have developed designs for chain restaurants and retail organizations such as Walgreens, Drug Fair, Staples, Five Guys, Huffman Koo’s furniture, Macy’s, etc. On the other hand, I have experience in façade restoration, interior and exterior rehabilitation in the New York City area and I have worked in several well-known architecture and design firms in Colombia and in the United States.

 I graduated from the University of Valle (Cali, Colombia) in 1995, with honors, and I earned a five-year master’s degree in architecture. Currently taking the Architecture Registration Examination (ARE) for the New York Architectural License, I have a LEED (Associate Degree certification).

I am motivated with an excellent work ethic, very loyal, and eager to broaden my experiences and advance my career.  I possess the ability to management a project from inception through completion of the project, preparing construction documents, communicating with and coordinating the preparation of documents with consultants, contractors, and team members as well as an excellent working knowledge of Contract Administration and experience with different types of construction as Tilt-up, Precast Buildings, Pre engineer steel  and conventional Construction methods..

My attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills ensure that every project I work on is done accurately and to the highest possible standard.  I am comfortable working as part of a team, but also can take an authoritative role when the situation arises.

I possess impeccable technical and computer skills with advanced knowledge of Revit, Auto CAD Architecture, Photo shop pro, Adobe and other graphics communication programs.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions,


Johanna P. Rios

Cellphone: 908-4774734


NV5, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

NYC School Construction Authority
• Responsible for all phases of Architectural Project Development, including scoping, design, construction Documents.
• Assess and rate existing building systems for interior and exterior projects, provided construction field support, building code analysis, construction administration , estimates, and codes for maintaining and upgrading the existing school facilities with new roofs, parapets, and windows as well as upgrades to electrical systems, heating plants, and climate controls.

Oct 2019 - Apr 2020

Sargenti Architects, Paramus, NJ, Project Manager

• Developed a significant number of Prototypical Remodels, Small Formats, and New construction projects for Target, We Work, new Varies types of commercial Buildings.
• Responsible for all phases of design and construction of projects from beginning to completion, and Produced construction Drawings in REVIT for Permitting, Bidding, and Project Development of Pre- Entitlement, RFI, CA, and QAR to store Opening.

Jul 2017 - Sep 2019

REDCOM Design & Construction (Design/Build),, Wesfield, Nj, Project Architect

• Designed and built work for several commercial, medical, educational, and industrial projects.
• Managed architectural development from schematic design through construction in collaboration with other departments and team members in order to formulate drawings consistent with the owner’s agreement and budget objectives. Developed construction documents and preliminary structural framing plans to provide guidance for structural engineering development as well as basic footing and foundation wall designs.

Jan 2014 - Jun 2017

RSA-Ronald Schmidt & Associates, P.A.,, Englewood, NJ , Project Architect-Health Care

• Project Manager and Project Architect, for healthcare master planning, design and renovation of projects of various sizes, Hospital Planning, outpatient’s facilities specialized healthcare Programming, Schematic Design, and the Development of Construction Documents, including interior design and Space Planning with emphasis on FFE.
• Completed projects for several major hospitals in the NY/NJ metropolitan area. Experience working within a fast- paced, ever-changing environment with new technologies and working practices.
• Extensive work experience in educational projects from Pre-K-12 to Higher Educational Facilities in the NY/NJ metropolitan area (from schematic design to Construction Administration).

Jan 2013 - Jan 2014

MASSA MONTALTO ARCHITECTS, PC, Neptune, NJ, Design/Production Manager

• Extensive work experience in retail, mixed-use development, commercial, and Governmental markets, as well as educational experience from Pre-K-12 to Higher Educational Facilities.) Developed a significant number of prototypical new construction and take–over projects for Walmart and project development of pre-entitlement to store opening.
• ·Collaborated with Michael Graves & Associates. Princeton, NJ:
New York City School Construction Authority
PS M343 Renovation and Addition for Capacity Primary School
PS Q290 New Capacity Primary School & PS Q42 Renovation and for School

Jun 2010 - Jan 2013

THE DIETZ PARTNERSHIP ARCHITECTS, East Hanover, New Jersey , Architect/Project Manager

Responsible for design and project management of commercial, institutional and industrial projects from inception through project completion. Prepare project construction
documentation, communicating and coordinating with consultants, contractors and team members. Review shop drawings, project submittals, etc., for document and code review. Regularly supervised on-site work in progress. Coordinated and assisted with all related parties regarding Addendums, FRIs, CPRs and Change Orders. Additionally, responsible for incorporating agreed upon changes into the proper documents.

Mar 2005 - Jul 2010


Universidad de Valle, Cali, CO, MArch, Architecture


Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, S.A.
Masters of Architecture, 1995
Graduated with Honors.

Academic Experience

Assistant Professorship in 20th Century Architecture and Art and Modern Architect History, 1990-1995.



REVIT ARCHITECTURE 2018 Autodesk official training
AutoCAD Architecture 2017
3DS MAX DESIGN 2011- Autodesk official training
PROJECT MANAGEMENT-Continuing education-UCC-Cranford, NJ


New York ARE-in progress
Registered Architect in


Native Spanish & Fluent English


-MS Office Suite, Paint Shop Pro, Adobe Photoshop CS4, PowerPoint, Water Coloring, Free hand drawing, color pencil, charcoal and ink techniques

- Developed a strong knowledge of current international building codes, energy calculations, as well as ADA Rules and regulations.

Aug 1989 - Mar 1995


Resilient Home Design Challenge-Finalist Scenario 1, Honorable Mention

The World Bank, Build Academy, Airbnb, and GFDRR were calling upon architects around the world to develop designs for resilient, modular and affordable homes that cost under $10,000.
The goal of this online challenge is to generate projects for resilient housing that can be implemented in areas in need. Natural disasters are happening more often due to climate change.
Winning designs were published and invited to exhibit at the World Bank, and flown into Washington DC, and other selected global venues. On March 10, the exhibition was inaugurated at the World Bank in Washington, of the international competition where we were among the finalists among more than 320 proposals from 120 nations around the world and we are recorded in the book of publication ! #Resilienthomes challenge #resilient #resilientarchitecture #arqresiliente


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