Jacob Garcia-Torres

Jacob Garcia-Torres

Belleville, NJ, US



  Architect with comprehensive experience preparing specifications for the completion of residential, commercial, and public buildings. Including extensive experience in retail architecture.
  Proven ability to prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs which include plans, elevations, and sections.
  Works well with vendors across private, commercial, and public sectors.
  Takes concepts to creation while effectively managing all resources.
  Proficient in computer aided drawing (CADD)
  Skilled in applying creativity to create highly appealing and interesting designs.


Concepts - Sustainability + Design, Belleville, NJ, US, Principal

Designed a high-end residential space, utilizing sustainable/passive house design principles.
Provide design and planning services to a wide range of small-residential projects. Services include design ideas, obtaining required permits, and generating elevations and sections.
Assist Architecture firms with CAD drafting services using industry standards

May 2009 - current

the De Rosa Group, Newark, NJ, US, Project Architect

Developed and assisted in the coordination of plans, designs and flow of development activities needed to ensure completion of architectural work for new construction projects; including interior office space planning.
Directed the production of construction documents, drawings, and specifications.
Collaborated with senior client decision-makers to develop design requirements.
Prepared field inspections and reports for spaces with building and fire department violations.
Responsible for reviewing shop drawings submitted by general contractors from various construction disciplines (steel work, mill work, mechanical etc)

Mar 2008 - May 2009

Mitchell Kurtz Architect PC, Manhattan, MS, US, Intermediate Architect

Assisted in the development of several projects from concept through design development in the area of Theater Design.
Directed completion of schematic, preliminary and final contract construction drawings using NY City building codes. .
Maintained project team accomplishments by communicating essential information; coordinating actions; and contributing information to team meetings and reports

May 2007 - Mar 2008

Sargenti Architects, Paramus, NJ, US, Project Architect

Successfully lead in the development of multiple large projects from concept through completion in the area of retail architecture. Projects included Au Bon Pain, Converse, Brookstone, Armani Exchange, Elizabeth, Sigrid Olsen, Dana Buckmann, G & G, Famous Footwear and Bachrach. All projects required store layouts, prototype design, and full service construction documents.
Effectively managed a team of junior staff through multiple projects.
Prepared working set drawings, specifications, and construction documents
Responsible for interfacing directly and independently with clients, vendors, officials, etc.
Reviewed shop drawings and submittals, and recommended changes as necessary.

Apr 2004 - May 2007


New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, BArch, architecture

Sep 1998 - May 2007