Vlad Olvera Esteves

Vlad Olvera Esteves

Carlsbad, CA, US

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  • Architectural design
  • Product design
  • Drafting
  • 3D modeling
  • Rendering
  • Permit filing
  • Supervision
  • Field experience
  • Steel, wood and glass design & fabrication
  • Installation
  • Client & vendors interaction
  • Structural steel framing


Master Ironworks LLC, San Diego, CA, US, Research & Development Engineer

Create prototypes for lines of new products and custom designs for traditional and for thermally broken doors and windows, compliant with NFRC requirements. Maximized the efficiency that comes from automated assembly, by collecting metrics thus improving design engineering criteria, shown in shop drawings.
I was recently trained in Thermally Broken technology for fenestrations by an highly renown company at their design headquarters and prototyping laboratory in northern Italy.

Jul 2020 - Jul 2021

Consolidated Architects LLP & Alan Calisher Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Consultant Architect and Alan Calisher Studio

I elaborate and draft creative ideas and technical details in AutoCad for several residential renewals in Los Angeles, CA. I assist the main architect in many tasks related to the project, such as different types of schedules, drafting of plans, elevations and sections of the main house as well as the preliminary design of a couple of cantilevered exterior stairs and all the new doors and windows in elevations and installation/ fabrication details.

Mar 2020 - Jul 2020

Juneau Architects & Steel Traditions, Rancho Santa Fe, California, Architectural drafter & Lead designer

I have made architectural plans, elevations, sections, details, electrical and other drawings for several residential jobs. Coordinated with any trade involved in each project, on design or construction phase. Site take offs, client interaction, building permits by the County of San Diego. 

As lead design-engineer I have made many 3D models and shop drawings for different metal products with architectural applications, such as doors, windows, railings, gates, pergolas, grilles, lamps and others. Coordinated installation teams in job sites as well as being in charge of having clear and consistent communication with all clients. Purchasing of all supplies needed for fabrication of products. Coordinate with fabrication shops. Verify job site conditions. Supervise & verify that our products are designed, created & installed with excellency.

Jan 2019 - Mar 2020

Master Ironworks Llc., Santa Barbara, CA, US, Head of engineering department

Senior design engineer, I oversee the work of at least two other designer/drafters. Meeting with Architects and home owners at job sites to know of and interpret correctly their design intention. Creating Shop Drawings of our products until they are approved by our clients. Quality control supervisor. Exporting through international customs. Delivering merchandise within the US market, as far as Colorado or Arizona and throughout California. Supervising installations and coordinating information from G.C to factory. Ensuring all security standards are kept by our crew (OSHA). Submitting an internal daily report with pictures and description of work done.

Apr 2014 - Oct 2018

Birdair Inc., Ensenada and Tijuana, MX, Independent Design Architect

I have worked for Birdair Inc. in several projects as a freelance designer and drafter, such as Centro Ambar and others, providing 3D models and renderings for tensile structures. I have also received special training in tensile structure product engineering.

Feb 2006 - Jul 2014

Elevator EV International (EV group), Tijuana, MX, Design Engineer

I was a design engineer and project manager in charge of all special cab designs and roped-hydro type elevators. I designed special pieces and assemblies for all custom jobs during that period of time. I also developed a calculation sheet to automatically produce the bill of materials for standard or custom jobs.

Oct 2003 - Jun 2005

Internacional de Elevadores, S. A. de C. V. (Mitsubishi), Tijuana, MX, Design Engineer

I designed standard and custom hydraulic elevators and cabs: panoramic, passenger, service and freight. I also designed pieces and assemblies for the company’s special jobs. I developed an automatic calculation sheet to automatically obtain the weight and bill of materials for standard or custom elevators.

Feb 2000 - Feb 2002


Universidad Iberoamericana Tijuana, Tijuana, MX, Advanced Architecture Diploma

Sep 2009 - Feb 2010

Instituto Tecnologico de Tijuana, Tijuana, MX, Bachelors, Architecture

Feb 1993 - Oct 1999

Areas of Specialization