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DIANA BENAVIDES JENKINS

Mobile : (+506) 8394 7619 e-mail : diarte23@me.com

A R C H I T E C T GENERAL INFORMATION DATE OF BIRTH NATIONALITY LIVING IN STATUS

October 14, 1974 Costa Rican Costa Rica Single

CORE COMPETENCIES Sustainable Architecture

Client Satisfaction

Architectural Design

Team Player

Site Planning

Commercial and Residential Buildings

Graphic Presentations and Layouts

Enthusiastic and Well-Organised

OBJECTIVES Looking forward to the experience of working abroad, both for the life and professional value it represents. Experienced in client attention, high problem solving abilities and working as a leader, or part of a team. Used to manage corporate clients as well as independent clients, supervising their projects from the birth of the design, to the delivery of the finished space. Very interested in the sustainable development of architectural projects, and the use of passive and active bioclimatic solutions. PROJECTS AND WORK EXPERIENCE FEBRUARY 2006 – DECEMBER 2010 Company: DBJ arquitectura Position: Senior Architect and owner Key clients: • Silver Arrow: Aug. 2009 – Jan. 2010 Design and strategic remodeling of the 7th floor in the building #7 of Oficentro La Sabana, coordination of different work teams, achieving an on time delivery in a complex situation that included a three month deadline divided in three stages to allow the company to continue their activities while the remodeling took place (800 m2) • Universal Stores: Feb. – Oct. 2008 Design and inspection of the Perfumery Department of the Desamparados Store (72 m2), and the design and coordination of the remodeling teams of the first and second level in the Avenida Central Store, while the store continued open to the public. (2.000 m2) • Banco Promérica: Mar. 2006 – Dec. 2010 Due to excellent communication skills and commitment, achieved a close relationship as a consultant for this client that included tasks from the design of promotional stands, automatic tellers, information centers; analyzing the possibilities of different spaces before leasing them, the remodeling of many of the branches and main offices; as the downtown branch’s building and Housing Department (667 m2) the Alajuela branch (98 m2), the Curridabat branch (132 m2); to the analysis and delivery of a new corporative image, furniture design and general architectural space. • Residences: mar. 2006 – Dec. 2010 Design of four permanent and summer homes (190-376 m2), a four apartment building (392 m2) and a three apartment building (252 m2). OCTOBER 2004 – FEBRUARY 2006 Company: Soluciones Modulares de Centroamérica S.A. Position: Architecture and Remodeling Manager DIANA BENAVIDES JENKINS

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DIANA BENAVIDES JENKINS

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A R C H I T E C T JULY 2003 – OCTOBER 2004 Company: Soluciones Modulares de Centroamérica S.A. Position: Sales Manager JULY 2002 – JULY 2003 Company: Soluciones Modulares de Centroamérica S.A. Position: Project Consultant APRIL 2000 - APRIL 2002 Sistemas Constructivos PANACOR S.A.: Design and coordination of the promotional stands Expoconstrucción 2001 and Expoconstrucción 2002

for

Expoconstrucción

2000,

JANUARY - APRIL 2000 Company: Sistemas Constructivos PANACOR S.A. Position: Budget and architectural design – Internship AFFILIATIONS Member of Colegio Federado de Ingenieros y Arquitectos de Costa Rica (CFIA), which is the Costa Rican statutory regulator of architects and engineers. EDUCATION 2011 – 2012

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Master in Environment and Bioclimatic Architecture Colegio Universitario de Alajuela Photographic Arts and Science Universidad Central Degree in Architecture (MArch) Universidad de Veritas Architectural studies (BArch)

2001 – 2003 1999 – 2001 1993 – 1998 LANGUAGES SPANISH:

Native

ENGLISH:

Excellent

FRENCH:

Basic

TECNICAL SKILLS Currently preparing to take the LEED Green Associate exam, to later take the LEED AP. Highly experienced in leveraging technical expertise in VectorWorks, Photoshop, and Artlantis Studio to develop presentations, renderings, and 3-D illustrations. Basic knowledge of sustainable design analysis DesignBuilder for energy and comfort performance.

software

like

Ecotect,

and

Good knowledge of Word, Power Point and Excel, as well as e-mail and the Internet. Able to work on Mac OS as well as in Windows. OTHER SKILLS Skilled in applying creativity and sustainable strategies to highly appealing, exciting, and interesting designs that engage and evoke emotion. As a talented photographer with formal training, have been invited to participate in several photography exhibitions. References available upon request

DIANA BENAVIDES JENKINS

Mobile : (+506) 8394 7619

e-mail : diarte23@me.com


DIANA BENAVIDES JENKINS

Mobile : (+506) 8394 7619 e-mail : diarte23@me.com

A R C H I T E C T RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS

PERMANENT RESIDENCE PERMANENT RESIDENCE

SUMMER HOME

SUMMER HOME

SUMMER HOME

APARTMENT BUILDING

APARTMENT BUILDING

DIANA BENAVIDES JENKINS

Mobile : (+506) 8394 7619

e-mail : diarte23@me.com


DIANA BENAVIDES JENKINS

Mobile : (+506) 8394 7619 e-mail : diarte23@me.com

A R C H I T E C T COMMERCIAL PROJECTS

BANCO PROMÉRICA DOWNTOWN BRANCH

BANCO PROMÉRICA DOWNTOWN BRANCH

BANCO PROMÉRICA ALAJUELA BRANCH

BANCO PROMÉRICA AUTOMATIC TELLER

BANCO PROMÉRICA ALAJUELA BRANCH

UNIVERSAL STORES UNIVERSAL STORES

DIANA BENAVIDES JENKINS

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DIANA BENAVIDES JENKINS

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A R C H I T E C T OFFICE SPACES

SILVER ARROW SILVER ARROW

SILVER ARROW

SILVER ARROW

BANCO PROMÉRICA

BANCO PROMÉRICA

MICRO-BRANCH

DOWNTOWN CALL CENTER

DIANA BENAVIDES JENKINS

Mobile : (+506) 8394 7619

e-mail : diarte23@me.com


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