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2004-2012

ADRIANA CASTRO

Creative and visionary professional demonstrating exemplified background in typological diverse projects, with emphasis in design, construction management, and sustainable technologies within various markets. Equipped with exemplary talent in incorporating innovative styles to meet client needs and specification. Adept at artistically creating spaces for success, prosperity, and practical life solutions. Well-versed communicator with fluency in Spanish and English, with working knowledge of Portuguese. Areas of Expertise • Construction and Design Management • Creative Design, Drawings, and Models • Superior Systems and Procedure Methodology • Time Management and Prioritization • Project Planning and Management • Production Management and Operations • Scheduling / Workflow Coordination • Outstanding Customer Service and Relations • Excellent Interpersonal and Negotiation Skills • Cost Estimation and Competitive Bidding

1900 North Bayshore Drive, Suite 3609, Miami, Florida 33132 Email: arq.accr@gmail.com • Telephone: (786) 340.8517

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER PROJECT MANAGER / CONSTRUCTION

Globally experienced with extensive exposure to several countries, such as Colombia, Egypt, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and Turkey

Manifest outstanding organizational skills coupled with the ability to organize schedules and monitor inventory.

Equipped with extensive expertise in establishing rapport with various professionals, including civil engineers, mechanical and electrical engineers, and contractors

Possess verifiable ability in multitasking under highly competitive, team-oriented, and fast-paced environments

Technically proficient with AutoCAD 2D/AutoCAD 3D, Revit Architecture, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office Suite


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Primera Engineers, Ltd. – Chicago, IL, USA

2011–2012

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER Proactively engaged in the evaluation – rating process of LEED projects to meet USGBC requirements for the LEED certification. Managed the construction administration process, prepared request for information, conducted submittals review, carried out on-site observation, and effectively conveyed status to supervisor. Ensured compliance with project schedule. Preformed plans for remodeling projects, showing existing, remaining and new construction proposed. Built charts-tables showing areas of intervention. Presided over meetings, scheduling, materials procurement, and final report submission. Career Highlights:

Exemplify strong language skills by translating set of construction specifications for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioner (HVAC) and Mechanical, Electric, Plumbing System (MEP) from English to Spanish

Translated various monthly reports and submittals from Spanish to English in order to meet the USGBC requirements for the rating system

Played a pivotal role in fostering and streamlining international communication to successfully maintain ongoing collaboration between the staff in Mexico City and Chicago

Adriana Castro - Architect – Caracas, Venezuela

2008–2010

SENIOR PROJECT - PRINCIPAL Effectively completed general architectural programming tasks, including clients’ interaction to define various needs, space planning, sustainable design, interior design, materials selection, and furniture selection. Career Highlights:

Leveraged solid skills in designing, managing, and manufacturing of exclusive furniture pieces to ensure business growth

Universidad Central De Venezuela University, Faculty Of Architecture And Urbanism– Caracas, Venezuela José María Vargas University UJMV, School Of Architecture and Graphics Design– Caracas, Venezuela PROFESSOR

2005–2008 2004–2010

Designed and implemented programs adapted to different academic levels, workshop exercises, evaluation activities, and lectures for design workshop (1-8). Career Highlights:

Impeccably instituted an intensive program curriculum to teach modeling for beginner levels 1–3 semesters at Universidad Central De Venezuela University

Conducted seminars/training in professional modeling for upper levels 8–10 semester for José María Vargas University


Obra Arquitectura y Construction – Caracas, Venezuela

2005–2008

ASSOCIATE DESIGNER Supervised full spectrum of project lifecycle, including pre-design, schematic, design development, and construction related to business spaces, mercantile space, and residential. Created and evaluated set of plans, secured requirements of site surveys, and carried out comprehensive site analysis. Career Highlights:

Efficiently handled construction administration process management, request for information, submittals review, on-site observation, coordination of status to owners, and preparation of payrollh

Led the execution of surveying and inspecting construction sites and buildings to ensure and certify the accomplishment of state codes

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS PROGRAM IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE: 2010 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, USA BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ARCHITECTURE (GPA OF 3.6) (CUM LAUDE): 2004 - José Maria Vargas University, Caracas, Venezuela SEMINARY OF EDUCATIONAL ARCHITECTURE IN VENEZUELA: 2000 - Central University of Venezuela, Caracas and Maracay, Venezuela SEMINARY OF CARIBBEAN ARCHITECTURE AND PRESERVATION: 2000 - San Juan, Puerto Rico Certificate in Construction Management – Post-Professional: In Progress USGBC Rating system – LEED Certificate: In Progress AIA Registration for License (IDP Internship Development Program): In Progress

academic awards and recognitions ELEA Latin American meeting of Students of Architecture, Merida, Venezuela: 2002

Topic: Visitor Center at Gran Sabana National Park, Amazonia, Venezuela ELEA Latin American meeting of Students of Architecture, Bogota, Colombia: 2000

Architectural Sketching Drawing Contest (2nd place)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Venezuelan Architects Association (Professional License # C.A.V.: 7.258) Venezuelan Engineers Association (Professional License # C.I.V.: 160.101) Portfolio of Projects available by request

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