Rafael Cerritos

Rafael Cerritos

Hawthorne, CA, US



Experienced Senior Designer seeking to acquire a Job Captain/Senior Draftsperson position within a progressive architectural firm that will allow the exhibition of the architectural and structural engineering experience to meet/exceed firm’s goals.


James Heimler Architect Inc., Tarzana, CA, US, Project Manager/Senior Designer

-Field investigation for ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance at LAUSD educational facilities
-Design of pedestrian ramps, accessible parking stalls, restrooms and designation of path of travel
-Development of scope of work report for each individual project.
-Review/Coordinate all civil details with architectural and scope of work
-Coordinate construction specifications and cost estimates
-Process and obtain permits with DSA and LADBS
-Construction Administration- review shop drawings, request for clarification forms, architect’s supplemental instructions

Jun 2010 - Jan 2012

Robert L. Earl AIA & Associates Incorporated, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Technician Consultant

 Provide design assistants to principal architect. (Luxury Estates Designing)
 Development and maintenance of Cad File, architectural standards
 Re-organization of production staff and equipment
 Assist the project manager; maintain job binder, review RFC and submittals

Jan 2007 - Nov 2009

RC Design Professional Services, Lawndale, CA, US, Principal Designer/Project Manager

-Design custom homes schematic, conceptual design, and master planning
-Coordination construction documents
-Development of architectural and engineer details
-Directing and Coordinating with Structural, Mechanical and Electrical consultants
-Process and obtain permits with LADBS
-Maintain job binder, new submittals and structural observation
-Managing drafting staff and training

Aug 2003 - Mar 2008

Helou Structural Design, Reseda, CA, US, Job Captain/Senior Draftsperson

-Providing residential design assistants to Principal Engineer
-Structural design layout (full plans for TYP V)
-Development and coordination of construction documents
-Directing drafting staff and training

May 2002 - Mar 2004

Artemis Design & Development Inc., Malibu, CA, US, CAD Technician

-Provide design assistance to Principal Designer. (Luxury Estates Designing).
-Raster conversions, X Refs, Red lines and Development of the CAD standers
-Development and coordination of construction documents

Oct 1999 - May 2002


North Valley Occupational Center, Mission Hills, CA, US, Revit

-Start and Presentation of the project
-Architectural construction document setup
-Basic building elements and development of family pallets
-Revit conceptual energy analysis
-Working in the Revit environment

Mar 2012 - current

ITT Technical Institute, Torrance, CA, US, Associates of Science Degree, Computer Aided Drafting Technology

-Architectural, Civil, Engineering, Electrical and Piping drafting method.
-Design and drafting residential project.
-Composition, Physics, Microeconomics.
-Professional Project Development, Professional Procedures, Portfolio Development and Strategies for the Technical Professional

Sep 1998 - Mar 2000

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