Juan Dario Ortiz, LEED AP BD+C

Juan Dario Ortiz, LEED AP BD+C

New York, NY, US



Highly motivated individual with a diverse experience in Architecture.  I have excelled in retail design as well as corporate interior and multiuse highrise buildings. 


JD Ortiz Unlimited., New York, NY, US, Principal / Consultant

Mr. Ortiz offers more than 30 years of experience in architectural design for new building, building repairs, system replacement and redesign of buildings. He has managed design development through construction documents for high-end, mixed-use high-rise buildings, including LEED projects, and trained staff in CAD, 3D and BIM modeling, 3D/BIM Coordinator, AutoCAD Architecture/MEP 2D/3D, Revit Architecture/MEP, Navisworks Manage, Photoshop CS, and SketchUp.

His recent work includes Project Manager for A/E on-call services to the New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA) capital improvement program (CIP) and Architect for A/E on-call services to the New York City Department of Education (DOE) CIP. Mr. Ortiz holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from The School of Architecture and Environmental Studies of City College, City University of New York, and is a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction.

In the past consulted for the following:

Turner/STV/ZEC (11/11 - 11/12) 3D/BIM Coordinator for the New York Police Academy West Campus, College Point, Queens. AutoCAD Architecture/MEP 2012 2D/3D, Navisworks Manage 2012, Photoshop CS5, and SketchUp 8

Tishman/Turner/ZEC (11/10 - 11/12) 3D/BIM Coordinator for the World Trade Center Complex; Tower 3, Garage Sub Parking at Tower 3 and Tower 2, Vehicular Security Center, AutoCAD Architecture/MEP 2012 2D/3D, Navisworks Manage 2012, Photoshop CS5, and SketchUp 8

Trammell Crow/WSI, NYC (1/05 - 12/06) Managed landmark and a-typical retail branches (+/-15,000 sq. ft.) and ATM‘s. Provided planning through construction documents and construction administration/quality assurance for Bank of America

IA, Interior Architects, NYC (6/04 - 11/04) Provided a variety of tasks for corporate interiors; planning, schematics design, and construction documents on AutoCAD 2004 for Merrill Lynch, Babcock & Brown, The Winter Group, and Banco Popular. Managed rehab of the Air China, Long Beach Crew Apartment Building, NY, (36,000 sq. ft.).

Frank Williams Architect, FAIA, NYC (2/98 - 10/98) Assisted with high rise residential and hospitality design, layouts, construction documents, zoning calculations for 1662 Broadway (57 stories), 515 Park Avenue (43 stories), 48 Wall Street and various development proposals.

Rockwell Group, NYC (1/96 - 10/96) Assisted with design development and 3D models of theme restaurants and cinema plaza for Official All Star Café, Mr. Black’s, David Copperfield and Jeil Cinema Plaza, Pusan Korea.

SBLM Architects, NYC (5/92 - 10/95) Assisted with planning, schematic design through construction documents, AutoCAD library organization and securing office. Barnes & Noble, Today’s Man, Toys “R” Us and Brooklyn Men's House of Detention

Dean Witter, NYC (10/92 - 2/93) Assisted with planning through CD’s of the regional branch offices (60,000 sq. ft.+/-). Assisted with the regional office standards/guide lines on MiniCad (Vectorworks), Micro Station and Cadvance, OS.

Davis, Brody & Associates, NYC (3/89 - 3/90) Coordinated construction documents and details for a science lab building, SUNY at Buffalo

Jan 1989 - current

HAKS, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Visual Quality Manager – MTA NYC Transit Enhanced Station Initiative, 3 stations on BMT line 2/2017-4/2017

Construction Administration Roof Monitor – Roof Replacements of Transitional Living Unit Cottages, Trenton Psychiatric Hospital for NJDPMC. Scope included inspection and design services for roof replacement for a dozen 1,875 sq. ft. transitional living units and two garages at the 450 bed Trenton Psychiatric Hospital. Construction Cost: $325,000 (11/2015 – 2/ 2017)

Project Manager – A/E On-Call Services Contract, NY for NYC School Construction Authority, NY. Responsible for Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The CIP consists of building repairs, system replacements, and reconfiguration of existing school buildings. Provided over 125 tasks from $100K to $4M of construction. Total Construction Cost: over $90 Million (2/2013 – 4/2017)

Architect – A/E On-Call Services Contract, NY for NYC Department of Education, Division of School Facilities, NY. Responsible for CIP-related work. Architectural and engineering services have been provided for over 270 tasks with a total construction cost of over $25 million to date. (2/2013 – 4/2017)

Project Manager – Architectural and Engineering Services, Renovations at River Terrace Apartments. Scope included roof replacement, complete entrance courtyard repairs/replacement; concrete repairs at all garage levels, upgrading the building’s energy management system, driveway and water main replacement and modernization of the building’s four elevators. Construction Cost: $7.5 Million (9/2013 – 1/2015)

3D/BIM Manager – 1st Precinct Station, Baldwin, NY for Nassau County Department of Public Works. Responsible for reviewing and adjusting the architectural 3D Revit Model, coordinated the creation of the 3D/BIM of Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Life Safety. In addition, created the Navisworks 3D/BIM file and organized it to run the clash detections for structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and life safety. Identified the major hits and created views to facilitate review of clashes presentation to owner. (11/2013 – 1/2014)

Feb 2013 - Apr 2017

Spector Group, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Managed corporate and commercial projects, from planning through quality assurance for MISI Company (10,000 sq. ft.), Samco Properties, ICICI Bank (20,000 sq. ft.), Gibbs + Soell (30,000 sq. ft.), Wachovia Securities (40,000 sq. ft.), and 1200 Madison Avenue Coop (240 linear ft.). Assisted on NASDAQ, Mercedes Benz (200,000 sq. ft.), Taconic/The Bank Note (60,000 sq. ft.), and WFC Entry Pavilion.

Jun 2008 - May 2009

SLCE Architects, New York, NY, US, Senior Architect

Managed design development through construction documents for high end mixed use buildings including a LEED NC Silver project. Coordination of zoning through construction document, sustainability, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and interior design for Journal Square, NJ (2 million sq. ft.). West-Park Development 165 West 86th Street (80,000 sq. ft.). Assisted on Avalon Morningside Park, Century Club Development 516 Fifth Avenue, St. Michael's Development, and 184 Kent Avenue Brooklyn

Jan 2007 - Feb 2008

R Ceretti + Associates, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Manager

Consultant, (12/2004 - 12/2006), variety of corporate and retail projects from planning through CD's.
Senior Project Manager, (6/1998 - 4/2004) Provided a variety of tasks for corporate interiors; planning, schematics design, and construction documents on AutoCAD 2004 for ZARA, Chloe, .
Consultant, (7/92 - 6/98), Assisted in design development through construction documents on Calvin Klein, A&S and Sterns.

Jun 1998 - Dec 2006

TPG Architecture, New York, NY, US, Project Architect/Project Manager

Managed biggest money maker per square foot design/built project for executive offices and board rooms for CEMEX, NL, MX (16,000 sq. ft./$1000.00 per sq. ft.),. Assessed, secured schedule and budgets for Deutsche Bank AG (60,000 to 100,000 sq.ft.), Bankers Trust Co., Boston Properties, JP Morgan. Assisted on Municipal Credit Union Rockefeller Center, Ermenegildo Zegna and DKNY.

Oct 1996 - Jun 1998

FRCH Design Worldwide, New York, NY, US, Technical Project Manager

Supervised development of Sears prototypes and implementation of new design (200,000 sq. ft.+/-). Rolled out 1 Sears Design Development package per week using 4 Computer Aided Designers/ Drafters. Secured schedule for Dickens & Jones, EN/Marshall Fields, US/Myers, AU/Sears, MX/Tangs, Malaysia.

Jul 1993 - Jan 1995

Albert Schunkewitz & Partners, New York, NY, US, Designer/CADD Manager

Supervised, implemented, trained staff, and coordinated work on CADD (AutoCAD r10 AEC/3D, Render, Animator and BIM). Assisted on presentation through construction documents for Bellevue Hospital Emergency Center, NY (48,000 sq. ft.), Bishop Mugavaro Home of Geriatric Care, NY, Franciscan Oaks Skilled Nursing Facility, NJ(57,000 sq. ft.), St. Peter's Medical Center H-Wing Women's Center, NJ, The New Joint Venture Hospital, NJ, Hanover General Hospital, PA and Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, LA.

Apr 1990 - May 1991

ARCCAD Inc, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Managed rehab development and quality assurance of 32 sites for Housing Preservation & Development Cinderella Projects. Organized surveying and production teams including AutoCAD AEC stations.

Nov 1988 - Apr 1990

Martin J Marcus Architect, New York, NY, US, Designer

Assisted with development of high end residential units and commercial spaces in NYC landmark areas. Implemented CADD system, standards, trained staff and supervised CADD Stations (CADvance)

Oct 1986 - Oct 1988


City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, Bachelors, School of Architecture and Environmental Studies

Sep 1984 - May 1989


Store of the Year, 1st Place

“Store of the Year” by Chain Store Age magazine 2000, ZARA and Chloe in their categories


Grand Award, 1st Place

“Grand Award” by National Association of Store Fixtures Manufactures 2000, ZARA Fifth Avenue, NY


Areas of Specialization