Resume

EDUCATION 

University of Miami, Miami, FL, Master of Architecture, GPA:3.893 –  2012-Present

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, BFA in Interior Design,  CIDA Accredited. Minor: Architecture- 2012 

Syracuse University, Study Abroad Program. London, UK- 2011

WORK EXPERIENCE 

HKS Architects, Coral Gables, FL
Architectural Intern- June 2014 – Present
Intern Architect involved in production of design development and construction document drawings.

CG Design Studio Inc., Coral Gables, FL
Architectural Intern- August 2012 – May 2014
Intern Architect involved in the design of commercial and residential projects, both remodeling and new construction. Also engaged with interior design services such as, furniture design, finish specifications, and purchasing.

University of Miami School of Architecture Rome Program, Coral Gables, FL
Graduate Assistant and Graphic Designer- August 2012 – May 2014
Responsible for filing important documents and carefully organizing student travel information. Graphically design all flyers, presentations, and exhibit boards displaying student work. Helped coordinate and curate 4 exhibits.

New York Stone Manhattan LLC. New York, NY
Design Intern- June 2010 – August 2010
Consulted with clients when designers were unavailable Ensured the confidential handling of staff files and sensitive information. Provided administrative support to Office Manager. Accompanied designers to client visits in order to gain a better understanding of designer/client interaction. Delivered material samples to clients and design firms. Helped prepare slab orders throughout the warehouse. Assisted with photography of slabs in order to efficiently reorganize the company website. Reorganized customer files and inventory listings. Traveled between showroom locations to ensure stable communication between staff members during renovation.

Splitsville Luxury Lanes and Dinner Lounge. Miami, FL
Event Coordinator Assistant/Sales Associate- October 2008 – July 2009
Maintained professional phone skills and excellent customer relations under highly pressured and sensitive situations. Trained all incoming customer service employees. Responsible for filing important documents, confirming client appointments, and handling Brunswick computer systems in order to ensure each reservation was on schedule. Participated in promotions during half time for NBA Miami Heat and University of Miami Basketball games.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

Explorations in Architecture Summer Program: University of Miami School of Architecture, Coral Gables, FL
Instructor: Digital Representation- July 2013 – Present
Used skills acquired during personal design training to familiarize students with Autocad, Google Sketchup, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Indesign’s basic features in order to provide them with the skills necessary to compose successful architectural presentations and digital portfolios.

University of Miami Division of Continuing & International Studies: Interior Design Certificate Program, Coral Gables, FL
History of Interior Design Instructor-  July 2013 – August 2013
Focused on material from Ancient to Modern history of Interior Design. Provided students with a foundation on the background of Interiors in order to better prepare them for the certificate courses to follow.

EXHIBITIONS

When in Rome, co-curator. Graphically laid out student work to be  exhibited in honor of the University of Miami School of Architecture Rome Program annual Golf Fundraiser Tournament, Miami, FL, September 2012

When in Rome, co-curator.  Graphically laid out student work to be exhibited in the Coral Gables Museum as part of their ‘Italy in Motion’ exhibits, Miami, FL- April – June 2013

The Modern Palazzina,  co-curator. Graphically laid out information boards and labels for hand built student models to be exhibited at the Societa Dante Alighieri, Miami, FL- May 2013   

The Unexpected Italy,  co-curator. Graphically laid out student work to be exhibited in the Coral Gables Museum as part of the ‘Italy in Motion’ exhibits, Miami, FL- May – June 2013   

AWARDS

Gnome Award, Syracuse University School of Visual and Performing Arts, January 2012
An award given to select Syracuse University students during the Gnome Night event held to honor outstanding projects.
Project: Mind’s Eye: Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Facility selected based on outstanding concept development and graphic presentation. Project will be displayed April 2012 at XL Projects, a venue opened by the College of Visual and Performing Arts in order to showcase and celebrate the creative and innovative work of its students, faculty, alumni, and visiting artists.

ACTIVITIES/VOLUNTEER WORK

ASID Member, New York Upstate/Canada East Chapter, Syracuse University Student Chapter- 2010- Present

AIAS Member, Central New York, Syracuse University Student Chapter-  2007 – Present

Food Network/HGTV, Restaurants Impossible, McShane’s. Syracuse, NY
Volunteer: Design Assistant, August 2011
Worked with a group of volunteers to meet a 2 day deadline in order to refurbish the existing 2,200 sq.ft. structure. Assisted with demolition and furniture re-upholstery and refinishing.

EcoVillage Sustainable Design Seminar, Ithaca, NY- March 2010
Workshop offering an introduction to the social foundations of building strong and thriving communities, and living more sustainable lifestyle.

SKILLS & SPECIALTIES 

–  Proficient in Autocad 2014, Revit 2014, Google Sketchup Pro 8, Vasari, Ecotect, Maya, Photoshop CS6, Indesign CS6, Illustrator CS6, iMovie HD, Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)

– Minor skill in Rhino and Quickbooks Pro 2012.

– Laser cutting and hand modeling

– Organized, detail oriented, motivated and a team player.

– Highly Proficient in both Mac OSX and Windows operating systems.

– Traveled to 13 European Countries

– Fluent in English/Spanish

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