Maria Juliana Vasquez

Maria Juliana Vasquez

Miami, FL, US



Maria Juliana Vasquez

Phone: 561-573-8840.  E-mail:



To obtain a position that will enable me to use my strong organizational skills, educational background, and ability to work well with people, as I work towards becoming a licensed architect.


Florida Atlantic University                                       
Professional  Bachelor of  Architecture - December, 2005

Palm Beach Community College
Associate of Arts  - December, 2002

University of Florida
LEED accreditation Seminar Version 2.2. January 2007

The David Allen Company
GTD Mastering Work Flow Seminar November 2008

Landmark Education
The Curriculum  for  Living, Integrity seminar, Communication Course: Access to Power ,
Wisdom Unlimited, Introduction Leaders Program, coached SELP.



Taracea Custom & Ebano Soberon                                                          August 2010 – September 2011
Showroom Manager.
Designers, manufacturers and distributors of high end furniture and Architectural interiors.
I was responsible for the showroom operations. I was in charge of sales as well as customer service. I was responsible for keeping the showroom and display up to date. I represented the company in front of new clients. My job was to educate the clients about the company, products, our capabilities and how we can service them. I established relationships and develop trust with the customers by inquiring on their needs and presenting different possibilities for their projects; that might include creating sketches to start the creation of a piece or a product. Create and organize presentations, quotes, and meetings to develop solutions for the projects. Do presentations, estimates, quotes and other paperwork related to the sales, to the final sale. Revise shop drawings to make sure there are in accordance to the client specifications.  I coordinated the communication between  the different departments in the company (accounting, design, production, logistics and factory) to have the project
move from beginning to completion.

Today’s Custom Design.                                                                                 February 2010 – August 2010
Managing, Design & Sales.
High End Custom Design furniture, Fitted Cabinetry and Interior Design.
I am involved in the design and manufacture of high end custom furniture – from hand rendered conceptual sketches to computer generated CAD drawings and construction documents, and choosing of exotic finishes. I deal directly with the costumers, find out what their needs and wants are, and how we can incorporate a new piece in their existing environment or help them create a new environment where all the pieces interact as a part of a whole. I visit client’s homes to determine what is needed for each space. Our job is not limited to the furniture we create; I get involved with the choosing of color and materials for developing of the whole space. We also have the capacity to work and adapt according to the client’s budget. I am in charge of coordinating the logistics of the project, handling communication with the client, our suppliers and subcontractors in the process of completing each individual project. Making sure all the parties involved are aligned and working harmoniously.


Nuskin & Pharmanex Enterprises.                                                                   March 2009 – February 2010
Executive Recruiter & Business Developer.
Setting up distribution channels for an anti aging technology.
I traveled to Latin America and I created business opportunities in Colombia and Venezuela, developed a team of independent distributors and guide them and helped them create their own business.


Calypso Business Logistics Inc.                                                                          October 2008 - March 2009
Executive Assistant.
My responsibilities included but where not limited to: Assisting with the formation of a new venture called LifeStar Institute (which mission is to get therapies developed in a radically compressed time-frame which restore physiological and cognitive function in already mature people, enhancing the lives and the contributions of our elder population, and mitigating the negative consequences of a globally aging demographic.) Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings and business trips. I was also in charge of managing and coordinating the final arrangements before moving in to a private Estate in the Cayman Islands.


Cartaya and Associates, Architects PA.                                                               August 2007 - August 2008
Intern architect.
While at Cartaya, I gained further experience working on construction documents, programming, and the organization of project files. I got familiar with job specifications and how they relate to the products used on construction projects.

RLC (Retzsch Lanao Caicedo Architects)                                                    February 2006 - February 2007
Intern architect.
While working at RLC, I assisted in developing construction documents and presentations for a wide range of project types.  These include multifamily residential, commercial, and industrial projects.      

COPES RESIDENCE                                                                                                 January- December 2006
I was in charge of the entire remodeling and decoration of this 1,200 square foot private condo in Palm Beach. The project included the complete redesign of the kitchen and bathroom. My responsibilities included the design, product selection, and supervising the installation to its successful completion.


Drafting & Modeling:  Proficient in Architectural desktop 2009, AutoCAD 2009, and Form Z.
Graphic Design: Adobe Photoshop, PageMaker, and Illustrator.
Office Productivity: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point. QuickBooks
Miscellaneous skills: Throughout the years, I have become familiar with project organization, file management, consultant coordination, and communicating with clients.

Available to work remotely via e-mail and the internet
Languages Bilingual in English and Spanish.  Native Spanish speaker from Colombia.

Life Experience

Explored the architecture of the Cayman Islands, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, and Belgium as well as studied in England.
Participated in a historical building documentation. Summer 2004.      

Phi Theta Kappa – Honor Society

References and Portfolio
Available upon request.

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Phone: 561-573-8840.  E-mail:



Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, Bachelors, architecture

Jul 2001 - Dec 2005

Universidad ICESI, Cali, Colombia, Industrial Design

Jul 1998 - May 2000

Areas of Specialization