Ryan Rendano

Ryan Rendano

New York, NY, US

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I am an Architectural Designer and recent graduate of the Master of Architecture program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

I believe that architecture has a profound power to shape and transform our identities. Design empowers me to make a positive impact on the community by addressing social, political, environmental and economic challenges.

I fill my spare time with playing guitar, songwriting, listening to music, reading, drawing, and writing.



JCJ Architecture, New York, NY, US, Design Technician I

Jun 2021 - current

JCJ Architecture, New York, NY, US, Design Staff

- Developed building project documentation from concept through construction documents under the direction of senior leadership.
- Obtained and assembled data to complete drawings, including field verifying measurements.
- Researched materials and incorporated accurate information into drawings
- Adhered to documentation schedules and deadlines as directed by the team leader.
- Learned from team members and followed the incorporation of solutions that adhere to local, state and federal building and fire codes.
- Assisted in graphic representation of drawings and preparation of finish boards, and models.
- Assisted team in presenting designs both in house and to clients, using hand drawing skills and computer visualization.
- Participated in the preparation of proposal and interview materials to secure new business opportunities.
- Performed construction administration tasks as assigned.

Aug 2018 - Jun 2021

University of Massachusetts Campus Planning, Amherst, MA, US, Green Building Researcher

- Assisted with LEED credit documentation and achievement for existing and new campus construction.
- Provided graphic design, presentation, CAD, and rendering support to project managers.
- Created user manuals for academic buildings including South College, Integrative Learning Center, and John W. Olver Design Building.
- Developed and maintained webpages for all campus green buildings and infrastructure projects.
- Coordinated and led campus green building tours.
- Managed social media and community outreach.

Jul 2016 - Jul 2018

Studio One, Inc. Architects - Planners, Springfield, MA, US, Intern Architectural Designer

- Prepared schematic design, design development, and construction bid documents including plans, sections, elevations, renderings, detail drawings, and schedules.
- Major projects included two new HUD group homes, and a mixed-use development with 100 units of affordable teacher housing and retail space for Develop Springfield.

May 2016 - Sep 2016

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

- Teaching Assistant for Max Page - Professor, MS Design Program Director, and Director of Historic Preservation Initiatives.
- "The City" course offers students a global introduction to the development of cities, focusing on the history of the past century.
- Prepared classroom and equipment for weekly lectures and discussion.
- Took attendance. Graded weekly assignments, midterm, final exam, and final paper.

Jan 2016 - May 2016

Integrity Development & Construction, Inc., Amherst, MA, US, Designer & Draftsman

- Surveyed project sites and drafted existing architectural plans.
- Designed and proposed concepts to clients for residential and commercial remodeling and new construction.
- Coordinated design phase with integrated project manager and construction team.
- Participated in design, budget, contract, and client change order meetings.
- Prepared architectural drawings, selection worksheets, schedules, and contract documents per project specifications.

May 2014 - Jan 2016


University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Jan 2016 - May 2018

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, US, BArch, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture & Design

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) Chapter President, December 2011 - May 2014. Budgeted, organized, coordinated, and led club meetings & events, community outreach, regional and national conferences.

Completed Minors Degrees in Building & Construction Technology (BCT) and Information Technology (IT).

Sep 2010 - May 2014

Hudson High School, Hudson, MA, US, High School, N/A

Hudson Band Organization (HBO) Scholarship, 2010. Hudson Rotary Club Scholarship, 2010. John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, 2010. Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, 2010. Semper Fidelis Musical Excellence Award, 2010. National Honor Society, 2009-10. AP Scholar with Honor Award, 2009.

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010


Tau Sigma Delta Bronze Medal Recipient, Award

The Bronze Medal is awarded by the individual chapters of Tau Sigma Delta to students who have distinguished themselves in design in the field of architecture, landscape architecture, or the allied arts.


Dean's List Honors, Award

Maintained a 3.5 GPA every semester.


Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal Recipient, Award

The Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal is awarded annually at accredited schools of architecture in the United States and Canada to honor graduating seniors who have demonstrated leadership, service, and the promise of professional merit. The recipients of the medal are decided by the faculty of each school.


Tau Sigma Delta National Honor Society, Other

Tau Sigma Delta is the only national honor society in architecture. It was established in 1913 at the University of Michigan and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. The primary purpose of this honor society is to recognize the academic achievement of architecture and design students who are ranked in the top 20% of their class.


21st Century Leaders Award Nominee, Nomination

This award recognizes the strong academic record and exemplary achievement of undergraduate students who further distinguished their intellectual accomplishments, and enhanced the reputation of the University by contributing to the campus community in one or more of the following ways:

- Demonstrating strong leadership qualities, characterized by the ability to unite and inspire others toward positive action
- Expanding the intellectual climate of their academic area through noteworthy original research
- Markedly improving the quality of life for others through community service, either internal to the University or beyond the borders of our campus
- Advancing the teaching mission of the University as an exceptional undergraduate teaching assistant whose efforts continually motivate others to learn
- Exemplifying perseverance and courage by overcoming extraordinary personal obstacles through resolve and a determination to excel
- Participating in the demands of public presentations, either by exhibiting a truly inspiring caliber of artistic talent, through creation or performance, or by excelling in the competitive demands of athleticism

Nominees will be characterized by their determination to fulfill their academic potential and achieve personal goals. They are exemplars within the undergraduate community, having demonstrated intelligence, integrity, discipline, courage, compassion, and a sense of humor. They will be recognized for this high academic performance, and for the prestige and honor they bring to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, both as undergraduates and as alumni joining the larger community.


Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, Award

The Louis Armstrong Jazz Award was inaugurated in 1974 with the consent of his widow shortly after this great jazz artist died in 1971. It honors the outstanding jazz musician at each high school. To preserve the integrity of the Armstrong Award, schools are limited to one set of student awards per year or two in the event of a tie.


Semper Fidelis Musical Excellence Award, Award

Each year the United States Marines Youth Foundation, Inc. awards approximately 15,000 Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence certificates to deserving high school students. High school band directors from across the nation submit their student nominations for the year. The United States Marines Youth Foundation, Inc. provides the certificates to these schools free of charge. This certificate program is a tool that educators have to recognize deserving students and works towards keeping the Arts alive in our schools.


Hudson Band Organization (HBO) Scholarship, Scholarship


Hudson Rotary Club Scholarship, Scholarship


John and Abigail Adams Scholar, Scholarship

Responsible for maintaining at least a 3.0 college GPA.


AP Scholar with Honor Award, Award

The AP Scholar Awards recognize high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through their performance on AP Exams. The AP Scholar with Honor Award is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.


National Honor Society, Other


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