Samantha Menchaca

Samantha Menchaca

San Antonio, TX, US



Architect interested in construction, administration and design areas. I have experience on project management, commercial, residential and interiors design

PROFILE:   Results oriented, proactive and creative architect with proven experience on mixed-use development, commercial and residential project management.

GOAL:        Generate quantitative and qualitative results, ensuring the application of management in architectural and construction projects.


ESCALA, Monterrey Mexico, Budget Manager / Jr. Project Manager

Project: ARBOLEDA Development
Client: One Development Group

Achieved a Budget reduction of $10M USD during Construction Document (CD) cost estimate stage.
Owner Representative, serve as interface between Owner – Architect (PCPA-Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects & OJB -The Office of James Burnett) Engineer (HKS Architects) during cost exercises at design stages (SD, DD, CD).
Review quotes and estimates with the Project Management Team.
Analysis preconstruction cost estimates exercises for commercial, residential, and landscape projects.
Development of construction value engineering.
Onsite construction client support for design-build projects.
Team-Champion, managed a team of 4 budget analyst.

Apr 2012 - current

ESCALA, Mexico Monterrey, Budget Manager - Project Managment Team

Project: SOFIA Tower
Client: One Development Group

Achieved a Budget reduction of $1M USD at the construction stage.
Developed the budget WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) for bids and project management.
Review quotes and estimates with the Project Management Team.
Prepare accurate quantity takeoffs and materials pricing.
Coordination of the project schedule, budget control, shop drawing/submittal log, construction
meetings, change orders, project quality control, owner, subcontractor and supplier contracts.
Team-Champion, managed a team of 3 budget analyst.

Jan 2012 - current

FEMSA, OXXO Corporate, Construction Investment Analyst

Responsible for construction investments, analysis of OXXO stores (1,600 stores/year) construction timing charts, finishing material tryouts and cost reductions. Activities include support to senior project managers with reports and presentations

Jan 2011 - Dec 2011

BAUEN Architecture Firm, Design Architect

Responsible for developing commercial and residential general layouts, sketches, drawings and study models in the SD phase and estimate cost analysis.

Major Projects:
Government Project “México Emprende”. Design and remodeling of Chamber of Commerce
Paralelo F – Residencial Design Project Jeronimo.html#Modelos

Apr 2010 - Jan 2011

SORIANA, Corporate, Architect (Internship)

Was responsible for the design of free-standing areas for 30 Soriana´s Stores. Assistant to senior architects.

Jan 2010 - Apr 2010

ARQUIETA Structural Design Firm, Junior Trainee / Freelance

Develop of Schematic Design (SD), Design Development (DD) documents for residential projects and coordination of Construction Documents (CD) for commercial projects.
Assistant for the Bidding & Negotiation stage (B&N) of the “CREE” Project.
3D Model creation (renders)

Major project: ‘CREE” Rehabilitation Center for Special Education of Monterrey NL

Jan 2009 - Dec 2009


Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM), Monterrey, PMI

PMI On-line Certification Program by ITESM (2011 - Current)

Jan 2012 - current

ESCALA Charter Member, PMI

PMI ( 21 PDU’s ) – by ESCALA Charter Member, Program Number ESC419 - Apr 2012

Total PDU's: 21

Apr 2012 - Apr 2012

UVM Business Center, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. Mexico, Financial Education for Engrepreneurs

Diploma “Financial Education for Entrepreneurs” UVM Business Center - Sept. 2010

Aug 2010 - Sep 2010

Universidad del Valle de México (UVM), BArch, Architecture

Universidad del Valle de México - Laureate International Universities
Monterrey, N.L. Mex

Aug 2007 - Sep 2010




"Gold Lynx Award" ('Lince de Oro' Award), Award

The University of the Valle de Mexico, Campus Monterrey awarded with the gold award “Lince de Oro”, higher award for merit, model, passion, and deliver made. The institution awards one member of the year year, can be a student, a teacher, a master or phd level students, or a public personality.


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