Abraham Melendez

Abraham Melendez

Chicago, IL, US




Nayyar & Nayyar International, Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Structural Drafter

Structural Building Information Modeler [June 2013 -Current]

_Implementation of BIM standards
_Coordinate with architects on updated models and clash detection

AECOM_State Farm Center_2013

Jun 2013 - current

C.E. Anderson and Associates, Chicago, Structural Drafter

Structural Building Information Modeler [August 2008 -August 2012]

_Generate structural BIM drawings from 2D plans and 3D models
_Create new family components for details and sections
_Coordinate with architects on updated models and clash detection

FGM Architects_Sycamore Middle School 2010
PHN Architects_Falcon Park Recreation Center 2009
Wheeler/Kearns_Lake Shore Drive Residence 2009

Structural CAD Drafter [May 2006-August 2008]

_Accurately draft details, sections and plan from rough sketches from Engineers
_Draft sections from paper and digital plans for Project Engineer to analyze
_Draft from existing structural plans to CAD files for project additions
_Coordinated projects files for x-referencing and layer management

Brininstol + Lynch_R+D659 2008
RTKL_Central DuPage Hospital Expansion 2006-2008
FARR Associates_Charles H. Shaw Learning and Technology Center 2008

May 2006 - Aug 2012

Wilbur Wright College - CCC, Chicago, IL, US, AutoCad Tutor

AutoCAD Tutor
- Tutored Autodesk AutoCAD 2006 with AccuRender application
- Assisted students with weekly assignments and taught new shortcut techniques
for efficiency
- Provided one on one tutoring and held open lab hours before and after class for
student advancement in the course

Sep 2005 - May 2006


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, Masters, School of Architecture

May 2013 - current

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, US, Bachelors, Architectural Studies

Environmental Studies Minor
Deans List 2010-2012
AIAS Member 2010-2013
Freedom By Design Project Manager 2011-2013
Habitat for Humanity SIUC Chapter Vice President 2012-2013
Editor-in-Chief of Studio Magazine

Aug 2010 - May 2013

Wilbur Wright College - CCC, Chicago, IL, US, Applied Sciences and Arts

President of Abacus - Architecture Club 2005-2006
- AutoCAD 2006 Certified
- Concepts of Planning and Construction: investigate Chicago Building Codes and Zoning restrictions

Aug 2003 - May 2005

Areas of Specialization