Athena Balistreri

Athena Balistreri

Costa Mesa, CA, US



I am an enthusiastic go-getter trying to gain more experience in various construction types.  My current employment is in in multifamily projects.  The remaining majority of my experience is in military design and construction as well as commercial TI experience.  Military design projects have all kinds of programming with many requirements overlapping those found in typical commercial and private construction but can vary greatly in their end intent.  I have 10 years of in depth experience in Revit both as an operator but also as a teacher, having implemented teaching sessions at my previous architecture employment to train co-workers to be efficient while in a working environment.



TCA Architects, Irvine, CA, US, Technical Designer

Primary tasks include completing documentation from schematic phase through construction documents for multifamily projects. Projects are completed in Revit.

May 2013 - current

Consultant - Self-Employed, San Diego, CA, US, Architectural Designer

My contract work has included assisting several architecture companies by helping them pick up changes and modifications required for upcoming submittals, field investigation and documentation of existing buildings. I have also assisted an apartment building in developing their floor plans for use marketing efforts as well as future improvements. Other consultant work has included teaching people software programs like Revit and AutoCAD both in a multi-student capacity but also in one on one tutoring.

Apr 2012 - current

Smith Consulting Architects, San Diego, Job Captain

Mar 2013 - May 2013

Healthy Buildings Inc., Lake Forest, CA, US, Sustainability Associate

• Assist clients in credit documentation completion
• Monitor/ track overall project phase progress for submission to GBCI
• Maintain constant client communication for thorough and continuous followup

Aug 2012 - Nov 2012

Vasquez Marshall Architects, San Diego, CA, US, Project Coordinator

• Completion of documents from proposal stage through construction documents and adminsitration in coordination with Project Manager/ Architect
• Coordination with clients and consultants through all project stages
• Completion of LEED documentation for 9+ LEED Gold certified buildings
• Created and administered in-house training of Revit to other employees
• Part of in-house IT Management team in coordination with outsourced IT company

May 2006 - Apr 2012

Target, San Diego, CA, US, Floor Sales/ Cashier

• Assisted guests with questions and finding products
• Maintained appearance of departments for guest ease of shopping
• Assisted at registers as required per shift

Oct 2002 - Aug 2003

Disneyland Resort Hotels, Anaheim, CA, US, Lead Lifeguard

• Team leader in charge of opening and closing pool for daily operations.
• Scheduled rotations for lifeguard duties.
• Participant in lifeguard watch to maintain overall pool safety

Oct 2000 - Aug 2002


Woodbury University, San Diego, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Professional degree program coursework working toward Bachelor of Architecture

Aug 2003 - May 2006

San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, CA, US, Architecture

Architectural Coursework

Aug 2002 - May 2003

Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA, US, Architecture

Architectural coursework

Aug 1998 - May 2002


Sanda & Loius Naidorf Achievement Scholarship, Scholarship

This award is given to an Architecture student, who is first nominated by faculty for consideration, and then selected for their achievement in leadership and success in architecture school. The scholarship helps to pay for tuition/ books.


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