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Oscar Ramirez

Oscar Ramirez

Miami, FL, US

 

About 

I am a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor of Architecture degree as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. With my architectural and hands on experience in this field, I combine the rare skills as a really accomplished draftsman and a great space planner and architectural designer.

I pride myself in having the ability to create quick visualizations of the design concepts and spaces quickly and efficiently. My space planning input has been always welcome whether it be for the design of the new restaurant on Main Highway in Coconut Grove, or the interiors of several residential towers and hotels in Brickell like the future three Habitat towers. I have managed renovation projects from the design phase to the construction documents phase with budgets of up to 2.5 million dollars. 

I have been employed at Arquitectonica for the past 2 years and 6 months. Throughout my time here, I have I managed multiple hospitality, commercial, residential and restaurant design projects. I led and oversaw teams from initial design phase to project construction and completion. As project manager my duties also involved making sure we stayed within the project budget, presenting solid concept designs to the clients, organizing meetings with the client, contractor and our design team and making sure with fulfilled our task according and hit our deadlines. 

Previous to Arquitectonica, I have 4 years of experience working in New York at G. Switzer Architecture P.C., a small full service architecture firm, where I currently manage multiple commercial, residential and restaurant design projects. Most of my responsibilities are that of a project manager or job captain. Being the most senior person at my firm under the Principal, I lead and collaborate with my team from initial design phase to project construction and completion. Working in a small firm has given me exposure to all aspects of the practice. When I am not in the office, I am surveying, actively participating in meetings with our clients to presenting our solutions and designs, and on site, overseeing construction and advising contractors when necessary. When in the office I am developing full construction documents, maintaining constant contact with clients via email or phone and developing solutions for all projects I am currently involved in. 

I am currently in the process of becoming licensed, having taken and passed 4 of the A.R.E. exams.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Arquitectonica, Miami, Project Manager / Designer

As a project manager of the interiors department I managed hospitality, commercial, residential and restaurant design projects. I provide oversight in developing concepts for design and layout and led the team from initial design phase to project construction and completion. My duties also involve developing accurate timelines, budget consideration the design options we present are budget conscious, organizing meetings with the client for our presentations, and making sure contractor and our design team and making sure with fulfilled our task according and hit our deadlines.

Responsibilities:
- Managing multiple projects from design phase to construction phase completion.
- Producing full set of Construction Documents for submission to Department of Building
- Developing spreadsheets and schedules, budget sheets and product specifications
- Constructing 3D Models for renderings and presentations.
- Organizing and directing client meetings to analyze their needs and demands for an agreeable project solution.
- Coordinating with clients, contractor and designers to make sure schedules and budgets are understood and followed.
- Making sure all information from all sources is documented and organized properly.

Feb 2016 - current
 

Switzer Architects P.C., New York, NY, US, Intermediate Architect

Intermediate architect / project manager in a full service firm. I currently manage multiple commercial, residential and restaurant design projects. I lead and oversee team from initial design phase to project construction and completion.
Responsibilities:
- Managing multiple projects from initial design phase to construction phase completion.
- Advising contractors / overseeing construction when needed.
- Producing full set of Construction Documents for submission to Department of Building
- Developing spreadsheets and schedules
- Constructing 3D computer and physical models
- Drafting and red-lining construction documents and cut sheets
- Organizing and run client meetings to analyze their needs and demands for an agreeable project solutions
- Training interns, organizing team meetings
- Surveying sites
- Led and collaborated with teams of 3 or more

Feb 2012 - Feb 2016
 

D'Apostrophe Design, Inc., New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

I am a Intern/Junior Architect at an architectural design firm. My responsibilties included:

- Developing Renderings
- Developing Spreadsheets and schedules
- Creating CAD Documents from design to constuction phase
- Constucting 3D Computer and Physical Models
- Creating proposals documents for clients
- Meeting with Clients
- Surveying Interiors

Sep 2011 - Jan 2012
 

Education 

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, BArch, Arcitecture

Although trained as an architect, while at RISD I was able to expose myself to a variety of disciplines such as interior design, graphic design, industrial design, film, and some digital media. This allowed me to broaden my comprehension of what it is to be a designer and compliment my architectural studies. Acquiring these different design skills has allowed me to apply the different mediums into my work as an architect.

Sep 2006 - May 2011
 

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