Amelia Mendez

Amelia Mendez

San Francisco, CA, US



My interests are innovative and efficient engineering, digital fabrication, interactive tech, and human cognition.


Project Manager 
San Francisco, CA March-May 2012
⁃ Managed technical integrations of the plug-in and API for enterprise customers. Crafted integration plans for the new products reflecting changes in the JavaScript, Django/PHP, and other aspect of our authentication system. Facilitated internal development sprints. Designed a new agile development plan for the rapidly growing startup.

Front-end developer, Project Manager
San Francisco, CA  Sept - March 2011
⁃ Managed drupal/php engineering and creative teams using Pivotal Labs. Aided front end development with CSS3/HTML5 and JavaScript. Aided design team with marketing and product development.

Project Manager, Designer
San Francisco, CA Aug 2009 - Feb 2011
⁃ Managed construction documents and architectural design of residential projects. Responsible for interior and exterior detailing in AutoCAD and Revit.  Managed computing systems in office including building windows server and website.

Designer, Group Leader  
San Francisco, CA July 2009 - Dec 2010
⁃ In a pop up collaborative prompted by Jennings-Ackerley, I led design competitions using Rhinoceros, BIM, and AutoCAD. Ran marketing and website projects.

Project Designer, Fabricator
Atlanta, GA Jan - Aug 2008
⁃ Collaborated interface design with AS3 and JavaScript, Fabricated of a multi-touch interface, table, and environment using infrared tech, CADCAM capabilities with Rhinoceros and AlphaCAM.

Wash. DC/Atlanta, GA May 2006 - Jan 2009
⁃ Collaborated to design, build, and operate an award winning EarthCraft zero-energy solar powered house in an international competition hosted by the US Department of Energy.
Project Designer  Schematic design in AutoCAD & Revit, materials research, & market research.
Construction Manager  Managed construction, detailing, and testing of systems.
DOE Competition Team Leader  Team Leader and key representative in the competition.
Lead Docent  Liaison to the project for international web, print, and television media.



Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), San Francisco, CA, US, Bio Dynamic Structures

Design workshop by the EmTech faculty of the AA at the California College of the Arts. Focused on using parametric design with Rhino3d & Grasshopper to interact with Arduino circuit sets.

Jun 2011 - Jul 2012

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, US, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Science in Architecture with honors
Certificate in Social & Cognitive Psychology
Certificate in Linguistics
⁃ 100 Year Anniversary Class Champion Award representing the 2000s
⁃ Athletic Association Letter Recognition

Aug 2003 - May 2008

Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture de Paris La Villette, Paris, FR, Architecture

Completed French-taught studios in City Planning, Environmentalism, & Installation Art.

Sep 2005 - May 2006

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, ES, Computer Science

Focused on Cognitive Science, Computing, and Urban Design.

Jun 2005 - Sep 2005

Areas of Specialization