Samantha Castaneda

Samantha Castaneda

Los Angeles, CA, US



Samantha Castaneda, Project Manager & architectural designer, Woodbury University graduate Bachelors of Architecture. Current student of NewSchool of Architecture and Design Masters of Construction Management program. Over recent years I have worked for design/ build and development firms on a variety of project types. I am ready to learn, divulge, and share new ideas within the design industry. I am motivated to work in a fast-paced environment and collaborate in creative scenarios. I wish to build on my career and I am ready to take on more responsibilities and I am very eager to learn new tasks. I am well organized, punctual, and motivated to do everything with great precision. I can work on multiple projects at a time with ease and always with the highest quality of detail. My outgoing attitude allows me to work well with others and I enjoy taking initiative when a leader must rise to the occasion.


Gabor + Allen, Inc, Venice, CA, US, Project Manager/ Designer

Design/ Build & Landscape firm. Design projects from schematic through construction documentation to completion. Prepare permit sets and facilitate the plan check process with city officials. Manage project construction, coordinate with consultants, RFI's, estimates and material orders. Projects ranging from residential remodel, additions, new homes, tenant improvement and landscaping.

Feb 2014 - current

Chandler Pratt & Partners, Burbank, CA, US, Project Coordinator

Real Estate Development. Design Development, contract negotiations, construction budgeting, construction bidding, construction administration, team building meetings, coordinate with consultants, correspondence with subcontractors, client meetings and working on different phases of multiple projects at a time. Project type: Medium to large sized Mixed-use Residential.

Aug 2012 - Jan 2014

Built Inc., Silverlake, Project Assistant

Design/Build firm. Client meetings, design input, drawing up existing building as-builts, construction drawings, permit submittals, site surveying, taking site photos, making supply orders, putting together scope of work documents, running errands, and working on multiple projects at a time.

Jun 2008 - May 2010


NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, Masters, Construction Management

Oct 2014 - current

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Emphasis on analyzing and debating the role of architect/citizen as cultural communicator and builder responsive to societal, cultural, and environmental challenges. Development in critical thinking, design, building, representation, and professionalism.

Aug 2007 - May 2012

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