Architecture CV

Qualifications

Guest House
Arch. Registration: California, Florida and Tennessee
N.C.A.R.B. Certificate: 51501
LEED Certified
AIA member
Permaculture Design Certification
Education: Masters in Fine Arts, Ai Miami International University of Art and Design
Bachelor of Architecture, 1992 Rhode Island School of Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture, 1991 Rhode Island School of Design
Foundation Studies in Engineering and Sciences, 1988 McGill University

Work History

2011–2009 PLUM Architects, San Francisco, CA
Project Architect: specializing in ADA retrofit design with DSA permitting and construction administration services for the San Francisco Unified School District and the Forestville Union School District. School Retrofits include:
Forestville Elementary School: design & detailing with bid and C.A. of multiple simultaneous contract and bid packages A, B, C, & D for re-roofing, and low voltage modernization, restroom ADA upgrades, and grading and paving site Improvements.
Martin Luther King Middle School, SFUSD, extensive re-roofing design and detailing for campus-wide ADA modernization including chairlifts, stair, and ramp railings, toilet rooms and Assembly hall modifications.
International Studies Academy, SFUSD, design and detailing for new outdoor canopy and 200 ft ramp system as well as extensive campus-wide ADA modifications with DSA permitting review process.
2010–2003 Rebecca Guarda Architect, Inc., Miami FL
Principal Architect: architectural firm specializing in commercial and residential designs. Client list includes:
Banyan Ridge LLC (5000 sf Pool House and Guest House)
Banco Santander Central Hispano (office interiors)
Bay Point Property Owners’ Association (new guardhouse)
Claudia and Jeffery Kuhn (interior residential renovations)
Two Hearts Construction Corp (Townhouse Development)
1427 West Inc (interior loft renovation for Debbie Ohanian)
Milton and Lori Ferrell ( interior residential renovations)
Consulting residential work for Suzanne Martinson Architects:
Gables Estates 1394 SF two-story guesthouse and porch
4750 SF Key Biscayne Residence
Coconut Grove 550 SF second story addition
2000-2003 Rodriguez and Quiroga Architects Chartered, Miami FL
Project Manager: Direct client relations with Developers, Construction Managers and the Federal Government. Project management included design, production of original CADD construction documents and all phases of construction administration.
Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department Headquarters Facility: This was a $31 million Design/Build project awarded through RFP pricing drawings for a 30,000 SF office complex with a 10 story parking garage. Fast-Track services were rendered with a multi-phased construction documents and complex multi-jurisdiction permitting. Project management carried through from pricing drawings to construction administration.
Renovation of the Charles E. Bennett Federal Building, Jacksonville, FL: Construction documents for a $24 million major renovation of an existing 10-story office building following guidelines for energy efficiency, code upgrading and the renovation of all public spaces. Project Management was performed through the Construction Documents phase with the coordination efforts of an 11 consultant design team.
Westside Corporate Plaza III: Construction Documents for a 5-story 150,000 SF speculative office building.
Air Jamaica Corporate Headquarters: Construction Documents, Permitting and Construction Administration. Project Management required coordination between Tenant and Landlord base building standards.
1997—1999 Braganza Associates, P.C.: Memphis, TN
Project Architect: All phases of marketing, presentation and client relations. Complete design and production of original construction details. Comprehensive engineering coordination and drawing review. All phases of construction administration.
Educational Projects:
New Parkway Village Elementary School (87,200 SF)
Westside High School Major Renovation (127,000 SF)
La Rose Elementary School Renovation and Addition (80,000 SF)
Sacred heart elementary School (59,000 SF)
Tennessee Vocational Training Center (10,000 SF)
ADA Ramp Modifications for the University of Memphis
Industrial plants and Office facilities (Fast-Track and Design/ Build process):
Lasco Fittings, Inc. (465,000 SF)
Mueller Copper casting Company (100,000 SF)
Papa Johns Commissary (81,500 SF)
Caterpillar, Inc. (186,000 SF)
Church/Social Centers:
Dyersburg Church of Christ Family Center (15,000 SF)
Saint Patrick’s Family Center (14,800 SF)
Opera Memphis Office and Rehearsal Facilities (18,000 SF)
1997 Hord Architects, Memphis, TN
Architectural Consultant: production of construction documents for The Charismatic Christian Church and The Evangelical Church.
1995–1996 Finegold Alexander Associates + Architects, Boston, MA
Architectural Designer
Old San Juan Federal Courthouse, Puerto Rico: Construction document production for a General Services Administration renovation and restoration project. Responsible for the demolition plans, interiors, stair detailing and marble and terrazzo floor restoration documents.
Brookline High School Renovation: Building Survey of existing conditions with schematic design for the Arts Building and adjacent Gymnasium with locker room facilities.
1994–1995 DePirro Garcia Lascurain, S.C. Arquitecura y Diseno, Mexico City, Mexico
Architect/Construction Supervisor for the following projects:
Casa Baudouin: Interior renovation with construction supervision for marble, millwork and stucco finishes. Supervision extended to General Contractor services; including coordination of trades and materials delivery.
Conjunto Habitacional San Martin, Irapuato: Collaborative schematic design for a 330 unit planned community with a 57 SM two-bedroom prototype.
Conjunto Habitacional Huachinango: Town planning for low-income apartment and housing prototypes.
1993–1994 Jan Hird Pokorny Architects and Planners, New York, NY
Architectural Designer on the following projects:
New York State Capitol: Feasibility report with Schematic design for a Courtyard and Basement renovation.
New York Academy of Sciences: Building survey and space-use schematic design.
Erie Lackawanna Rail and Ferry Terminal: Copper roof construction detailing with mechanical and electrical drawings.
Mount Morris Corn Exchange Bank: Building survey, office space use plan and schematic design.

Community Outreach

2010–Present Saturday Volunteer, Food for Thought Sonoma County AIDS Food bank, Forestville, CA.
Weekly 6-hour garden volunteering in an organic community garden growing free food for Sonoma County residents struggling with HIV.
Wednesday Volunteer, Occidental Arts & Ecology Center, Occidental, CA
Weekly 6-hour garden volunteer shift in a 1.5 acre biodynamic CCOF organic farm garden.
Assistant Chef Mentor, Ceres Community Project, Sebastopol, CA
Weekly 5-hour shift in the Ceres Community kitchen assisting local teens to prepare free and nourishing meals to individuals and their families that are struggling with cancer.
2009 Non-Faculty Volunteer, Art Department, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA, Ceramic Department Studio Monitor (Weekly 9:00 am -1:00 pm shift).
Visiting Artist: Miami Bridge Carnival Mask Workshop, The Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services, Miami FL.
Volunteer visiting artist role was to create and lead a 4-part mask-making workshop with homeless teens using reclaimed/ recycled materials. The workshop culminated into a dance and music performance at the Miami Bridge Homeless Youth Shelter.

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