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Objective

To work in the design field utilizing and expanding my skill set in an environment where professional and personal growth is both possible and encouraged.

Work experience

May 2010Oct 2010

CAD Designer/Project Manager

Fort Bend Mechanical
  • Prepare construction documents for city permitting
  • Meet, coordinate and schedule consultants, vendors and subcontractors
  • Supervise and document construction progress
  • Produce look-ahead and completion schedules using Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project
  • Conflict resolution and work facilitation
  • Manage crews as large as 20 individuals
  • Communicating via phone, email and in person with construction managers, architects, engineers, school administrators and staff
  • Write RFI's and compile supporting documentation for requisitions
Jul 2009Apr 2010

Chief Creative Officer

Estrella Design Venture
  • Managed and marketed my own design company
  • Produce website and marketing materials
  • Measure existing and input using AutoCAD
  • Produce design and alternates for residential remodel
  • Permit facilitation
  • Meet with clients to discuss design options, price and progress
Nov 2007Jun 2009

Architectural Intern

Johnson Atala + associates
  • Draft using AutoCAD 2008
  • Design and produce marketing and presentation material using Adobe Creative Suite and SketchUp
  • Work in collaboration with senior staff and consultants to deliver construction documents
  • Participate in the estimating and bidding processes in cooperation with the affliliated construction company Architectural Construction Group (ACG)
  • Measuring as-builts for build outs and renovation
  • Communication via telephone and email with clients, contractors, consultants and vendors
  • Performing administrative duties such as organizing samples, creating client/project files, answering the phone, ordering office supplies, printing, scanning and copying.
Jul 2007Oct 2007

Architectural Intern

Gail Hartz & Associates

  • Assist in designing, drafting and rendering landscape plans in AutoCAD and by hand
  • Prepare estimates and proposals in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Communicate with clients, nurseries, architects and subcontractors via phone and email
  • Attend meetings with clients and consultants to review scope and designs
  • Measure and document existing landscapes

Education

Aug 2003May 2008

Bachelor's

University of Houston

I graduated with a B.Arch with Honors from the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, an NAAB accredited school, with a minor in Spanish. 

References

Bruce Harrison

Bruce worked as the project manager on the bond project on which I was superintendent of Sharpstown High School.

Ricardo Nuncio

As a registered pharmacy technician, I worked under Ricardo at Walgreen's for nearly 2 years. 

Gracie Jones

Gracie worked as a project architect at Johnson Atala + associates.

Conrad Lozano

Johnson Atala officed with ArcTec for some time while I was employed there.  I interacted with the principals and staff on a daily basis, and worked on a few joint projects with them.

Juan Valdez

Juan supervised and coordinated with me during the bidding and negotiation portion of projects while I was working at Johnson Atala.

Carvis Hidalgo

Carvis managed human resources and payroll at Gail Hartz & Associates.

Skills

Microsoft Office
From Word to Excel to Powerpoint, I can create professional presentations, documents and spreadsheets that will serve any office well.  I am experienced in file conversion and compatibility with other programs for sharing or distributing work. In addition, I can type 45 WPM.
People
Due to my background in retail, I know what it takes to make a customer or client happy.  My people skills are matched only by my professionalism and commitment to quality.
AutoCAD
Drafting commercial, institutional and residential drawings including  plans, elevations, sections and details.
Adobe Creatve Suite
I am proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.  I have used all of these programs separately or in combination to produce presentations, booklets and marketing material for a variety of projects.
Bilingual - Spanish

PROJECTS OF INTEREST

Certifications

LEED AP

GBCI