Francesco Cigala

Summary

  • Experienced Architectural Design Specialist and Project Manager
  • Distinctive advisory and communication skills
  • International experienced and ready to travel
  • Independent yet also effective team coordinator

Work History

Work History
Apr 2007 - Present

PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT

TYPSA (Tecnica y Proyecto SA)

Dubai Health Care City 2. Team coordinator and Principal Architect for the Preliminary and Detailed Design of 3 residential and commercial buildings – 103 luxury apartments and 12 retails for 50.000 m2 built up area - within the complex, on the basis of a Master Plan by Parsons.

Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Responsibilities:

-leading and coordinating a  multidisciplinary design team of 15 people

-management of deliveries and preparation of official reports

-application of the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Life Safety Code

-application of the TECOM (Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority) Urban Development Regulation

Preliminary Design for the environmental impact assessment and waterproofing of the salt tanks at the Vilafruns Salt-Mines protecting the Llobregat river from the harmful seepages and preserving Barcelona’s water quality and healthiness.

Girona – Spain 

Responsibilities: 

-preliminary design

-production of renderings

Participation on the Detailed Design for the Torreblanca Public Park.

Barcelona – Spain

Responsibilities:

-design coordination of the entire irrigation system of the park in order to guarantee its efficient functionality

-development of civil and architectural details

Participation on the Preliminary Design for the Vallès Occidental Waste Treatment Plant.

Distribution of the buildings inside the designated area and calculation of the truck routes inside the complex; optimizing the disposal of different materials.

Responsibilities:

-architectural design team coordination

-design of the buildings layout by function within the complex including architectural and civil details

-calculation of the route alignments

Preliminary Design for a new service station on the highway C-25 between Vic and Malavella.

Barcelona – Spain

Responsibilities:

-architectural design team coordination

-organization of the internal station's layout

-design of the architectural aspects and proposal of different structural solutions

-definition of the parking area

-calculation of the parking alignment

-design of the new logo for the service station

Apr 2006 - Apr 2007

ARCHITECT

CONSORCI URBANÍSTIC DEL CENTRE DIRECCIONAL DE CERDANYOLA DEL VALLÈS

Preliminary Design for the new high-speed railway station located between Sant Cugat and Cerdanyola del Vallès.

Barcelona – Spain

Responsibilities:

-design of the architectural aspects of the station

Participation on the Detailed Design for the New Tunnel of Horta within the development of the Strategic Plan required by the Cerdanyola del Vallès and Sant Cugat City Councils.

Barcelona – Spain

Responsibilities:

-design of the new tunnel route in coordination with the Civil Engineering Department

-design of the new tunnel sections

-calculation of the highway alignments and slopes

Apr 2006 - Apr 2006

ARCHITECT

Master Ingenieria e Arquitectura

Preliminary Design for two residential towers and a commercial building adjacent to the new theatre and congress centre of Lleida.

Lleida – Spain

Responsibilities:

-design of the apartments typology

-design of the typical floors of the tower

-design of the layout of the retail areas

Dec 2005 - Mar 2006

ARCHITECT

Microestaciones S.L.

Team coordination and Preliminary and Detailed Design for two suburban houses in Maçanet de la Selva (Girona) and Calafell (Terragona).

Spain

Responsibilities:

-leading and coordinating a multidisciplinary design team (architecture, structure, systems)

-management of the deliveries

-site works control and supervision

Sep 2005 - Dec 2005

ARCHITECT

CONSORCI URBANÍSTIC DEL CENTRE DIRECCIONAL DE CERDANYOLA DEL VALLÈS

Participation on the Detailed Design for the town planning, urbanization and enlargement of the highway BP-1413.

Barcelona – Spain

Responsibilities:

-design of the highway alignments

-verifying the compliance with the town planning parameters

Dec 2004 - Jul 2005

ARCHITECT

T.A.Architecture Workshop sas

Preliminary and Detailed Design for the enlargement of the cemetery in the town of Baone.

Padova - Italy

Responsibilities:

-budget control

-design of the architectural details

Preliminary and Detailed Design for the re-qualification of an urban block into a new residential building with 18 apartments and the restoration and transformation of a 19th century industrial building into a residential and commercial building -10 apartments and 5 retails - in accordance with the Italian standards for the preservation of the historical buildings.

Este - Italy 

Responsibilities:

-design of the apartments typology

-design of the distribution of the retail areas

-verifying the compliance with the town planning parameters

-management of the deliveries

-management of the relations with the public bodies

Education

Education
Oct 1993 - Apr 2003

ARCHITECT

IUAV - Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia

MAIN UNIVERSITY DESIGN ASSIGNMENTS

2003 - Thesis in Architectural Design: “The Regeneration of the Treviso Stadium Area and New Cultural Center”

1998 - Re-interpretation of modernism of an artist’s house.

          Research Internship “Guidelines and plans for sustainable development at the city of Omisalj”, sponsored by UNESCO and undertaken in Krk Island, Croatia.

          Public Building: Museum and Contemporary Art Exhibition Centre in Venice (Italy).

1997 - New morphological experiences in the development of lineal buildings: New Faculty of Industrial Chemistry in Mestre (Venice)

1996 - Residential buildings within the Venetian urban context.

1994 - Collective residential buildings

Skills

Skills

LANGUAGES

Italian: Mother language Spanish: Bilingual English: Spoken good; reading good; writing good. French: Spoken fair; reading good; writing fair.

IT Skills

Office: MS Word, Excel, Publisher and Power Point Other: ITec TCQ 2000 (estimating/pricing software)

Computer Aided Design

Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2005 Autocad 2008 (2D/3D) Bentley Microstation V8.1 (2D) Art-Lantis Render

Certifications

Certifications
Apr 2004 - Present

Professional Architect

Ordine degli Architetti della Provincia di Padova