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HELENA

EDUCATION

HELENA ZAMBRANO, LEED® Green Associate 3465 Sansom St. Philadelphia, PA 19104 helena.zambrano@gmail.com (267) 237 4384 University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, U.S.A. Master in Environmental Building Design Expected 07/12 •Attended ‘Architecture and Energy’ panel discussion about building performance and style. •PennDesign scholarship. (duration of the program) •Mexican Council on Science and Technology scholarship. (duration of the program) •Graduate Associate. 07/11-Present. Plan co-curricular activities, counsel students, and serve as a communication link between residents, staff, and faculty. Year-long activities’ theme: “Biosphere, The Active Experience” addresses how we as people interact with the environment around us. Universidad de Monterrey. Monterrey, Mexico. Bachelor of Architecture. 12/08 •Green housing architectural thesis ‘Morada Verde’ honorary mention. 12/08 •‘Mission to Peru.’ Volunteering social aid in the Amazon rainforest of Peru. 01/08–07/08 •‘Ciudad del conocimiento’, article on sustainable development published in ‘Urbana’ magazine. 03/07 •International contest ‘Cour Saint Emilion’ for the city of Paris as assistant architect. 11/06 •Photography and painting expositions. 10/04, 12/08, 12/09. •International Leadership and Adventure program. Developed leadership abilities and worked as a team confronting physically and emotionally challenging situations through mountaineering. 04–08 •UdeM Scholarship and Merit Award from the government of the State of Nuevo Leon. 08/03–12/08 University of Houston Downtown. Houston, U.S.A. Study Abroad. Coursework in fine arts and architectural history. 08/07 – 12/07 •Dean’s list. •Baker University. Concrete structures seminar. 11/07 ALFMED (Language Academy of Mediterranean France). Perpignan, France. 01/09 – 08/09 French as a Second Language.

EXPERIENCE

Constructora GAGO de Victoria, S.A. de C.V. Victoria, Mexico. Architect. 01/11–07/11. As part of a small multidisciplinary firm that provides architectural and construction services, I contributed to different stages of the construction process, ranging from drafting and rendering for architectural and interior design to construction details, documentation, and project management. Fourth Wall Arts Salon. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Design Director. 01/10–07/10. Collaborated with the founders of the fourth wall arts salon movement to develop the philosophy and plan of action, as well as the monthly events. Provided interior and graphic design, community outreach, and recruitment of young local artists. Baker Concrete Construction, Inc. Houston, Texas. Formwork detailer. Engineering department. 06/07 – 12/07 Serviced a group of internal clients including project manager, project engineer and building workers. Designed detailed structural formwork for concrete building elements, generated work orders for construction materials, and created construction progress reports. Projects: •Miami International Airport expansion; $2.85 billion, one-mile long facility in Miami, Florida. •Phase II of the Houston Medical High-Rise; a $100M mixed-use high-rise in Houston, Texas. •MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas; a $280M project in Houston, Texas.

SKILLS

LANGUAGES

Building Performance Simulation: Ecotect, EnergyPlus, eQUEST, DesignBuilder, DIVA, DAYSIM, Radiance, IES, Fluent Drafting and Rendering: AutoCAD, 3ds Max, Rhino, SketchUp Illustration: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign Microsoft Office package: Project, Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook Spanish: Native | English: Fluent | French: Fluent


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