Maria Cecilia Lirio

Maria Cecilia Lirio

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Experienced Project Manager eager to contribute to team success by making the best use of my knowledge in design, construction documentation, project management and construction administration of commercial, single family dwellings, multi-family and mixed-use projects. Commercial projects include Restaurants, Coffee places and Interior Renovation/TI’s.  Collaborated with consultants during the project life-cycle including city submittal and plan check process. Developed complete sets of construction documents through excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, proficiency in AutoCAD and training in Revit. Research-driven and clear understanding of local codes and regulations; permits and bidding and negotiation processes. Strong ability for multitasking in a high-pressure environment and to meet deadlines with a positive attitude. Critical thinking and problem solving skills. Able to work independently on projects or to collaborate as a strong team member. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in the architectural design, construction and construction administration.


The Ketter Group, Studio City, California, Intermediate Designer

Company that designs, develops and builds multi-family dwelling units and mixed-use projects of up to six-stories, 174 apartments, ground floor retail space and a two-level basement parking for 400 stalls with a swimming pool, a fitness center and multiple outdoor decks.

-Coordinated efforts with consultants in developing documents for client review and building department filings.
-Strong knowledge of building codes, zoning and planning regulations with the ability to navigate B&S, Planning and getting through the permitting process.
-Facilitated and managed all aspects of the construction document process providing precise and highly detailed drawings with AutoCAD 2020.
-Collaborated with Principal Architect and engineering teams to integrate requirements into drawings, ensuring project design is in compliance with building codes, fire, green and ADA (American Disability Act).

Mar 2019 - Sep 2020

Freelance Architectural Designer, Cordoba, Argentina, Architect

-Freelance work in various types of projects including residential remodeling, commercial and landscape design.

Feb 2012 - Mar 2019

Digital Energy, Inc., Westlake Village, CA, US, Architectural Designer

-Prepared complete sets of construction drawings including technical details, creating detailed documentation and procedures defining standards and templates to ensure consistency.
-Communicated to Project Manager progress of assignments according to the established project schedule and work plan.

Jan 2011 - Nov 2011

Mass Architecture and Design, Los Angeles, CA, Project Manager

-Managed numerous commercial projects, food/restaurant facilities, multi-family housing, and residential projects.
-Coordinated the efforts of the architectural, MP&E, and Structural Engineers from development through completion of construction documents and oversaw the city submittal and plan check process.
-Produced bid sets and construction sets as required for all permit and agency submittals facilitating permit approval.
-Participated in meetings with clients, consultants, city officials and contractors throughout the design; plan check and construction phases of projects.
-Coordinated distribution of drawings to bidding contractors and vendors.
-Developed details and coordinated efforts of outside consultants to respond to the contractors RFI’s, reviewed shop drawings and submissions from contractors to verify compliance with plans during the construction phase.
-Site visits to observe and review construction progress, produced reports detailing the observations and developed punch-lists for the client and contractor at the conclusion of construction.
-Performed Construction Administration duties such as periodic on-site observation of work in progress in order to monitor compliance with plans, building codes for invoicing.

Key Projects & Accomplishments:
Casa Restaurant, Los Angeles, CA: Budget: 2.3M; 5,700 sq ft. Managed this restaurant development project inspired by modern Spanish architecture, with outdoor space, indoor/outdoor bar, and semi-private rounded booths called casitas.
BREADBAR, Los Angeles, CA:Budget: 2M, 3,300 sq ft. Coordinated design and development of this bakery situated in an outdoor shopping center.
SAGE LANE RESIDENCE, Pacific Palisades, CA: Budget $800K; 2,700 sq ft. Orchestrated the development and construction of this single-family residence in a 2-story, 3-bedroom, modern home.

Feb 2006 - Sep 2010

Judith Wilson Interior Design Group, Studio City, CA, Architectural Drafter

-Collaborated in residential and commercial projects including the design of kitchens and bathrooms.
-Communicated with clients regarding project progress.
-Coordinated work with other professionals such as structural and MP&E engineers.
-Prepared presentations and construction drawings, developing technical details and assisting in the selection of materials, lighting fixtures, furniture, etc. outlining specifications.

Nov 2004 - Feb 2006


School of Architecture, Urbanism and Design, National University of Cordoba, Argentina, BArch, Architecture, Urbanism and Design

Mar 1988 - Dec 1997

Areas of Specialization