Omar Gaitan

Omar Gaitan

Astoria, NY, US



Creative and energetic design professional focused on client satisfaction through diligence and innovation. My vast experience, multitasking skills and strategic vision allow me to adeptly organize projects to optimize production, and assure quality in the architectural design process.



Architectural Designs, PC., Brooklyn, NY, US, Intermediate Architect

Responsible for developing mixed-use and residential projects from schematic design to construction documents: coordinating structure design, 3D models, diagrams and conceptual drawings for client presentations and New York City Building Department submittals
• Prepare preliminary site planning studies for single and mixed-use projects, projecting feasibility with zoning, authorities having jurisdiction and owner requirements
• In charge of graphic design image such as: brochures, presentation boards, slide shows, postcards, covers, etc
• Manage CAD standards coordinating software implementation and upgrades throughout the office

Selected Accomplishment
- Created and monitored office CAD standards and construction drawings production
- In charge of all site inspections and collection of all the as-built and existing conditions information

Apr 2001 - current

Infraestructura Urbana Ltda., Bogotá, CO, Drafter

Designer and CAD technician implementing principles to design and coordinating communal and residential projects, producing construction documents and models

Selected Accomplishment
- Extensive creation of a variety of land documents such as: site plans, plot plans, existing condition plans, demolitions plans and more

Feb 1999 - Feb 2000

Instituto de Desarrollo Urbano (IDU), Bogotá, CO, Surveyor CAD technician

CAD technician responsible for production of topographic plans and preparing as-built drawings based on site inspections

Selected Accomplishment
- Extensive participation in converting hand drawings to CAD files of the existing cartography of the city of Bogota

Mar 1996 - Dec 1998


La Guardia Community College, Long Island City, NY, US, Commercial Photography

Sep 2001 - Dec 2004

La Salle University, Bogotá, CO, BArch, Architecture and Design

Jan 1993 - Dec 1999

Areas of Specialization