Zaira Hernandez

Zaira Hernandez

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Experienced Job Captain and Designer in all phases of a project (PSD to CA). 


RADAR Inc, Los Angeles, Job Captain

Develop and coordinated Construction and Bid sets for Residential and Commercial projects. Attended construction site walks and meetings as needed with relevant consultants, and responded to RFIs throughout the CA phase.

May 2021 - Nov 2022

Citrus College, Glendora, CA, US, Adjunct Instructor

Taught DRAF 190 - Advanced Digital Design Tools, course consistent of
introducing students to 3D Modeling softwares (Sketch-Up and Rhino), rendering tools (Enscape and Rhino Render) and Adobe Creative Cloud for presentations (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator).

Feb 2022 - Jun 2022

LA Forum of Architecture and Urban Planning, Los Angeles, CA, US, Administrative Assistant

Assisting the board with events, taking meeting minutes of all meetings, and sending out e-blasts to subscribers.

Jul 2019 - Dec 2021

RADAR Inc, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Preparing presentations, including 3D modeling, renderings and diagrams,
drafting construction documents and conducting product spec research.

Aug 2018 - May 2021

Walker Workshop, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

Assisted Project Managers on various projects from DD to CD to biddings. Became comfortable to design and produced/edit drawings in Revit. Position also consisted of running errands, doing spec research and contacting suppliers for project biddings.

Sep 2017 - Feb 2018

Neutra VDL Research House II, Silverlake, CA, Doccent

Responsible for giving tours of the VDL House designed by architect Richard Neutra.

Sep 2016 - Apr 2017

Aphiodeoidea, Los Angeles, CA, US, Volunteer

Worked with a team of designers, ar-chitects, and students to build a large art installation for the Coachella Music Festival 2015.

Jan 2015 - Apr 2015


Northern China University of Technology, Beijing, CN, BArch, Architecture Study Abroad

Summer study abroad program focusing on architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning.

Jun 2018 - Jul 2018

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2013 - Jun 2018


Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal, Award

The Bronze Alpha Rho Chi Medal has recognized graduating architecture students for their leadership and service and what they offer the future of the profession.


Cal Poly Pomona AIAS Scholarship, Scholarship

Awarded the First Annual Cal Poly Pomona AIAS Scholarship. The scholarship acknowledges the time and effort put forth to better AIAS and the student body.


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