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Daniela Castro

Daniela Castro

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

Architect, over 13 years of experience working with architecture and interior design on a variety of projects such as corporate interiors, residential, hospitality, retail, healthcare, public and private schools, mixed-use and high rise projects in the tri-state area and abroad. Valuable member of award-winning companies such as HLW, Costas Kondylis and Partners, Gensler, Ted Moudis, Rockwell Group and AECOM. Extensive experience on site, quality control, and construction administration. Proficiency on all phases of design development and BCC filing requirements. Strong construction details knowledge, communication skills, organized, motivated, leadership abilities, familiar with all disciplines coordination, cost estimation, specifications, submittals / shop drawings revision.  LEED Green Associate, licensed architect in Brazil. 

Employment 

ABeam Studio, LLC, Ossining, NY, US, Principal

• Site surveys, building code analysis IBC, DOH and NYC codes (egress, fixture counts, path of travel and ADA), assist with preparation of budget scope drawings and specifications. Design development and design fittings for multiple projects in retail, corporative, and hospitality. Coordination with clients, landlord, and MEP. Punch list inspection, compilation and distribution. Development of AutoCAD office standards, project files structure and CTB settings. Response to questions from bidders, site inspections and layout approvals, coordinate revisions, bulletins and addenda, review shop drawings and submittals.
• Projects: Filmmaking studio (2500 sf - $1.2M) - Retail store (1500sf - $300K) – Real state office renovation (1500 sf - $200K) retail building addition (1200sf - $200K)

Feb 2017 - current
 

AECOM, New York, Design Project Manager - Consultant

Project Manager /Construction Administration
• Site survey and documentation, general site code review (egress, fixture counts, path of travel and ADA), assist with preparation of budget scope drawings and specifications, technical coordination with design team, full construction documentation including technical detailing and specifications, redline review of construction documents, attendance to project meetings and conference calls. Coordination with clients, landlord, and MEP. Punch list inspection, compilation and distribution. Assistance in project closeout documentation, CM13 submittals log and control, RFI’s, meeting minutes, bulletin reports. DOB (BCC) filing, including all forms and follow up of objections for final approval with plan examiner and cost estimates. Development of AutoCAD office standards, project files structure and CTB settings. Response to questions from bidders, site inspections and layout approvals, coordinate revisions, bulletins and addenda, review shop drawings and submittals.
• Projects: PS31Q – PA System and FA (78,000sf - $1.2M), PS198M - Flood Remediation (150,000sf - $1.6M), PS39K - PA System (40,000 sf- $ 800,000), Eagle Academy for Young Man – Complete Building renovation (75,000sf - $3M), IS 218M – Windows replacement, George Washington HS – Pool Renovation, (286,000 sf - $1M), PS36R – Boiler replacement ($4.5M), PS12Q – Boiler replacement ($3M), Graphics HS – Boiler replacement ($6M), PS446M – Fire Alarm upgrade ($3M), JFK HS – Emergency remediation (8M).

Jun 2012 - Feb 2017
 

RMJM Hillier, New York, NY, US, Consultant Architect

• Development of BID and CD. Responsible for structural, MEP and site coordination. Development of millwork and construction details, set revision, graphics and Cad Standards coordination.
• Project: Cancer Center located in Porto Rico (286,000 sf-$106,000,000).

May 2012 - Jun 2012
 

Jeffrey Jordan Architect,, Osinnining, Project Manager

• Project management experience, covering all phases of design from SD thru CA. Experience in the coordination of construction documents, project planning and scheduling. Extensive knowledge in construction detailing. Schematic design development, design development, space planning development, DOB documents, Construction Documents, MEP and structural coordination. Site survey, building code coordination, ADA requirements implemented to the design. Development of AutoCAD office standards, project files structure and CTB settings.
• Projects: Trevor Day School (55,000sf – $5,000,000); Hoss Intropia vendor space at Bloomingdales Soho and VA.

Jun 2011 - May 2012
 

Macrae-Gibson Architects,, New York, NY, Project manager

• Schematic Design, Design Development, DOB, Construction Documents, Coordination With structural, MEP, and architectural experience. Site surveys, building code coordination. Coordination of USGBC LEED requirements. Coordination meetings with consultants and client. Construction administration including Progress meetings, pre-construction meetings with FID inspectors, PO, GC, and client. Development of preliminary construction schedule, meeting minutes, RFI’s responses, bulletins for SCA standards, and Expedition.
• Projects: PS 196 (34,000 sf – Budget $2,980,000), IS 181X (195,470 sf – Budget $5.2million), PS 153 X (137,853 sf Budget $690,000), Truman Site work, PS 166M (15,000 sf of roof work, $1.9million), PS 70 X (Budget $3.4milion), Truman HS Pool Upgrade (Budget $9.2milion).
• Field rep. for projects – Jill Chaifetz Transfer High School (24,180 sf – Budget $8.6milion), Truman High School, and PS196.

Nov 2008 - Aug 2010
 

HLW, New York, NY, Consultant Architect

• Schematic Design, Design Development and Construction Documents, Site Surveys and Building Code Coordination experience. Coordination meetings with multiple trades consultants and client.
• Projects: Guggenheim Asset Management, NY (30,025 sf – Budget $500,000); Omnicom, NY; A&E Television Networks, NY (20,000 sf); United Nations Complex (840,000 sf – Budget undisclosed), NY; Hilton Hotel, Short Hills Spa (11,500 sf – Budget$ 600,000).

Jul 2008 - Sep 2008
 

Education 

Faculdade Metodista Bennett, Rio de Janeiro, BR, BArch, Architecture and Urbanism

EDUCATION: Bachelor in Architecture, Faculdade Metodista Bennett (Bennett Methodist University), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1998 – 2003).
LEED accreditation ongoing.

Jan 1998 - Jan 2003
 

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