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Andy Madonna

Andy Madonna

Houston, TX, US

 
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About 

Andy Madonna, Project Manager of Mirador Group, has 14 years of progressively responsible experience in Architecture and sustainable design in both residential and commercial projects. Andy has the pleasure of working with team members on a daily basis to ensure a smooth process and high quality design.

Prior to joining Mirador Group, Andy worked as an intern architect in the Philadelphia area for a few years before going to South Florida to receive his master’s degree from Florida International University. While there, he was chosen to be student project manager for FIU’s School of Architecture Solar Decathlon Team in a two year design & build competition held by the Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory http://solardecathlon.fiu.edu/

The fully built zero energy house was researched, designed and constructed in South Florida, disassembled, shipped and reconstructed on the National Mall in Washington, DC by the student team to compete against 19 other teams from around the world.

Andy’s experience in sustainable design projects combined with his education and technical skills have made him an integral member of the Mirador Group. He believes the environment with which we build is valuable and can greatly affect our future lifestyle. “Designing for generations of use is important, and it begins with knowledge and responsibility from everyone. By creating an environment that is clean, clear, and therefore is calming and pleasing; we will ultimately inherit those same characteristics.”

Andy obtained a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from Philadelphia University in 2004 and a Masters of Architecture from Florida International University in 2011 where he received the Tau Sigma Delta Academic Excellence award, the AIA Miami award of Excellence in Student Design, and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Sustainable South Florida award for education and outreach

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Mirador Group, Houston, TX, US, Project Manager

www.Miradorgroup.com

Sep 2012 - current
 

Florida International U, Miami, FL, US, Project Manager student for 2011 Solar Decathlon

Project Manager for 2011 Solar Decathlon House
http://solardecathlon.fiu.edu/

May 2010 - Oct 2011
 

Cubellis (A/R Environetics Group), Philadelphia, PA, US, intern architect

Apr 2007 - Oct 2008
 

McGillin Architecture, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, US, intern architect

Mar 2005 - Mar 2007
 

Education 

Florida International University, Miami, FL, US, MArch, Architecture

Activities and Societies: FIU 2011 Solar Decathlon Project Manager, US Green Building Council Student Group CSO, Delta Epsilon Ioa(DEI) academic honor society, Golden Key International academic honor society

Aug 2009 - May 2011
 

Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2000 - Dec 2004
 

Awards 

Tau Sigma Delta Academic Excellence, Award

Summa Cum Laude

2011
 

AIA award Miami Chapter, Award

Award of Excellence in Student Design for the FIU Solar Decathlon Project

2010
 

FIU Open Space Design, 1st Place

Team project for expansion at student living outdoor space, the design will be built on FIU‘s Modesto Maidique campus in the near future.

2010
 

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce: Sustainable South Florida Award, Honorable Mention

Green Education & Outreach

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills