Leslie Cardiel T. ITESM University (MONTERREY TECH) Faculty of Architecture
A R C H I T E C T U R A L P O R T F O L I O
This portfolio shows the knowledge and experience I gained through my journey as an architect student. I dedicate it to my family whom believed in me and supported me during all this time.
Professional Objective I look forward to be an apprentice to learn from professionals as well as work experiences thus becoming knowledgeable in design, construction and management. During this time, I plan to study a masterâ€™s degree, improve my leadership skills and keep on developing my own architectural style; to become a better individual and participate in societyâ€™s needs.
Projects Designs *House Designs • Mty House
*Building Designs • Athletic Dorms
*Urban Design • Monterrey Case Study • Fundidora Complex • Brownfield Reconstruction • Valle de la Esperanza
Remodeling • Sitsa Logistics Office • Honorato’s House
Others Designs • Historic Preceding • ATP Layout
Visual Art • Drawings • Sketches
Leslie Cardiel T. 3306 San Armando Mission, Texas 78572 firstname.lastname@example.org (956)537-9867
EDUCATION Bachelor of Architecture (5 year program - 3.5/4.0 GPA) ITESM - MONTERREY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND HIGHER EDUCATION Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico December 2009 Sharyland High School Mission, Texas May 2003 EXPERIENCE Independent Design Consultant, Hidalgo, Texas & Mexico, January 2010 - Present House and Business Remodeling • Responsible for designing -Design and plan living spaces -Redesign facades -Kitchen designs -Landscape designs -Illumination proposals • Undertake the responsibility of project management -Responsible for coordinating projects -Engage in all the administration duties such as supply management and payroll -Supervise workers and the construction’s daily performance -Client meetings and reports -Problem solving Sitsa Logistics, Inc. Hidalgo, Texas, January 2010 - Present Administrative Assistant • Plan, analyze and create visual solutions for company’s image • Responsible for translating, transcribing and interpreting • Assist: -Business daily logistics performance -Managers with office functions -General Manager in English speaking meetings Escala – Professional Project Management & Construction Management Service Monterrey, N.L. Mexico, August 2009 - Dec. 2009 Intern in the Suppliers Area • Worked as the Supplier General Manager’s Assistant • Met with suppliers to learn about their product • Researched and compared products to reduce cost, maintenance and efficiency • Assisted weekly meetings to understand current projects and their performances 3 • Helped General Manager with supplier’s agenda and office work
CURRICULUM VITAE Del Norte Construction, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, May 2008 - August 2008 Design Intern • Preparation of architectural plans, elevations, sections and details • Completed commercial and house remodeling • Assisted with architect to client’s meetings to understand needs and design scope • Helped in all office activities COURSES Escala Intensive Professional Project Management Course Monterrey, N.L. Mexico, August 2009 - Dec. 2009 • Professional project management based on principles, culture, tools and techniques of the ESCALA METHOD™. with 21 PMI hours completed Bilbao International Program, Bilbao, Spain, January 2009 - May 2009 Spaniard Architecture Study Abroad Program in collaboration with the Basque Country University SKILLS Architectural Programs: Auto CAD, Autodesk 3DS Max, Autodesk Design Revit Design Programs: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign Programs with basic knowledge: OPUS, STAAD PRO, Project Computer Programs: Proficient in Microsoft Office OTHER SKILLS Multi-tasking, team player, committed and resourceful Languages: Fluent in reading, PRODUCED writing and speaking English and Spanish BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION
CED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT
10 Casas 10 Familias, Guadalupe, N.L. Mexico, May 2009 – August 2009 Association dedicated to improve the quality of people’s lives by teaching, planning, designing and building homes for low income families • Worked in the design and construction of a recycled prefabricated home • Studied, planned and designed urban spaces in low income areas of Mexico La Paz Comienza con los Niños, Monterrey, N.L. Mexico, August 2008 – Nov. 2008 Association’s mission is to create a culture of peace and prosperity within low income, abused, and abandoned children. • Helped as a workshop instructor for young kids References Upon Request
PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PROD
Retos, Monterrey, N.L. Mexico, August 2009 – Nov. 2009 School dedicated in helping disabled children and grown ups of low income families • Helped as workshop instructor, helped with school work and served meals during lunch time • Assisted workshops to gain competency in social care for disabled people
MONTERREY, N.L. MEXICO
OVERVIEW Location: Monterrey - mountainous area Lot has a small inclination that grows towards the back. Users: A newly married couple that likes to entertain friends and family on weekends. They plan to have two children in two years. PROJECT Design to live, entertain, relax and create The exterior is a simple but polished white concrete facade. The interior also intends to project simplicity but with a design identity and an open concept house plan. Wide windows flood the living spaces with light reflecting off the white walls and water thus enhancing their sense of space and openness. Walking through the house is quite an experienced, passing through a centered hall that plays with levels and perceiving the spaces. To the right is a graceful stair case that leads to the private upper level, to the left a modern stylish living room and at the end of the hall is a dining room where the glass windows over look the outdoor entertaining areas.
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SANTIAGO, N.L. MEXICO
SITE PROJECT Design a Dormitory Complex for High Intensity Athletes and a Sports Center. The constructions should take advantage of the natural areas and incorporate the sports common to this region. Even though it is a compound project; the proposed part of it here will only be the dormitories. OVERVIEW Santiago is in the outskirts of Monterrey, N.L. Mexico; it is located on a Valley formed by the “Sierra Madre Oriental” Mountains and the “Cerro de la Silla” Mountains. It is considered a “Magical Town” because of its traditional life style and its colonial arquitecture: cobblestone and narrow streets, a central “plaza” with a classical church and government building in front of it.
Dorms: *Create an area with the necessary requirements in a collective housing *Relate the design with the rest of the Sports Center *Create recreational areas, meditation spaces and common spaces MAXIMUM CAPACITY 98 ATHLETES
Santiago is also well known for its aquatic sports and extreme mountain related sports such as rock climbing, excursions, canopy, and bungee jumping.
METROPOLITAN AREA OF MONTERREY Monterrey is strategically located in the northeastern
region of Mexico in the state of Nuevo Leon. It is the second largest metropolitan area in Mexico and the country’s third most populous city. The importance of Monterrey started in the past decade with the industrial growth which brought progress and developed to the city. Unfortunately, this progress modified the urban composition into an alarming urban sprawl that keeps on growing.
The Metropolitan Area of Monterrey Cities: * Apodaca * Escobedo * García * Guadalupe * Juárez
* Monterrey * San Pedro Garza García * Santa Catarina * Santiago * San Nicolás de los Garza
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Cities thar are considered strategic as the metropolitan area grows and integrates them: * Cadereyta Jiménez * Carmen * Ciénega de Flores
* Hidalgo * Marin * Pesquería
Urban Sprawl = traffic + contamination FUNDIDORA FIRST QUADRANT
CASE STUDY Monterrey is known as “The City of Mountains” because it was established in the valley, surrounded by hills and mountains: 1. Sierra Madre Oriental 2. Cerro de la Silla 3. Cerro de la Mitras 4. Cerro del Topo Chico 5. Cerro de la Loma Larga
Re-generating Proyects Fundidora
First Quadrant: Monterrey’s downtown area Monterrey’s downtown area is diversified with activities but it is deteriorated and contains a great percentage of abandoned infrastructure. The solution is to re-generate this first quadrant by re-inserting residential areas and optimize the use of existent service infrastructure and transportation. The city hopes to save the hearth of the city, unify society, and provide a better quality of life while allowing an orderly growth of the city.
Paseo Santa Lucia
Macroplaza In 2020 Monterrey aims to: *Have the most important educational, scientific and technological center *Have the country’s business leadership center *Be the biggest trading center for North America *Be the capital of high tech industry *Have the most important health center & medical development of Mexico *Become the economic leader, political and moral center of the country *Be the city promoting world trade for all of Mexico *Be Mexico’s financial center
Del Norte Museum
MONTERREY, N.L. MEXICO
OVERVIEW Designing a multipurpose development near Fundidora is part of the proposal of regenerating the first quadrant of Monterrey. Fundidora Park has a 1.42 km2 area and was previously Monterrey’s Steel Foundry Company. Located inside the park are several cultural venues, old industrial buildings, Monterrey’s Arena, CINTERMEX convention center and auditoriums. Strategically around the area are main roads, metro strops, parking lots, hotels, small commercial structures and office buildings.
SCALE MODELS Master Plan for all 3 blocks 50,000 m2 residential 16,000 m2 commercial and services 3,000 m2 offices
* Detonate changes by re-generation the first quadrant and the Fundidora area * Develop a self-sufficient community BUT not isolated in its context * Solve traffic congestions by having easy access to road intersections * Adequate use of spaces * Green and recreational areas * Architectural identity
Commercial/Services Offices Residential Parking Area Stairs
SECTION A-A’ COLLABORATIVE WORK WITH MARIO CANTU
BLOCK 2 OFFICE 5,000 m2 RESIDENTIAL 15,000 m2 COMMERCIAL 10,000 m2 PARKING SPACES 595
PARKING LOT FLOOR -2
PARKING LOT Floor -1
COMMERCIAL Ground Floor
COMMERCIAL Floor 1
RESIDENTIAL Floor 2
RESIDENTIAL Floor 3+
INDUSTRY / BROWN FIELD RECONSTRUCTION
MONTERREY, N.L. MEXICO
OVERVIEW Some of the worst brown fields are industrial edifications because they are extremely contaminated with toxic residues. Reconstructon in these areas is complicated and challenging.
S I T E
When these problematic areas are located in the city, they have the potential to restructure the urban layout. In this case, the Brownfield is in a considerable area; the center of the metropolitan area of Monterrey, which happens to be infront of the city’s most important public univesity and in an industrial site as well. Designing a project that could complement the existing surroundings was a further complicated challenge due to Ternium’s contamination.
CLEANING PROCESS: PHYTOREMEDIATION A treatment through the use of plants that mitigate the environmental problem without the need to excavate the contaminant material and dispose of it elsewhere.
Ternium is a manufacturing company of steel products with a highly integrated process. It is the leadding supplier of steel and value added products in Latin America.
GREEN AREAS WEAKNESSES • Noise pollution • Green areas • Urban image • Elevated cleaning cost
STRENGTHS • Economic Activity • Developed area • Good public transportation (subway a plus) • Strategically located
OPPORTUNITIES THREATS • Health problems due to toxins • Industry (employment) • Development • Traffic • Shopping centers • Over populated • Unsafe for pedestrians due to • Living areas • Green and safe recreational areas 13 industry and highway
SAN NICOLAS DE LOS GARZA, N.L. MEXICO
A B C D
Commercial / Restaurants Children’s Museum Playing Courts Swimming Pool and River with tubbing
EXAMPLE OF ACTIVITIES
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Parking Lot Water Slides Surfing Pool Playground Event’s Room
Aquatic Cubes * Pools, Slides, Surfing K Industrial Museum L Hotel M Offices
Commercial Social Cultural Ofices Private Sports complex
Circulation Vehicle Flow Internal Flow
VALLE DE LA ESPERANZA
MONTERREY, N.L. MEXICO
Valle de la Esperanza is a poor but modest community on the outskirts of Monterrey. Although urban services exist, there are still irregular lots where many families live. It is a potential area for current growth that lacks planned urban development, needed to keep up with Monterreyâ€™s pace and meet the quality of life and needs of itsâ€™ residents. We propose a Medical Center to facilitate these important needs for the health and welfare of the community. The architectural program of this project includes: waiting rooms, administration, general offices, stomatology room, delivery room, minor surgery room, examining rooms and a pharmacy. The design is simple, with clean lines and comfortable spaces that comply with the architectural program. While maintaining the architectural order of the site, we designed something feasible to construct, meet in harmony and connect with the proposed school, green areas and the preexisting constructions.
URBAN PLANNING WEAKNESSES • Lack of public spaces • Leisure areas • There are no schools close-by • On the outskirts of the city • Lack of stores
STRENGTHS • All services • Semi-quiet area • Family houses • Paved roads • Community center
THREATS • Recent violence - gang fights • Empty areas • Fights over few recreational areas • Lack of schools • Graffiti
OPPORTUNITIES • Potential land for public spaces • Sports Center • Local stores
TOP VIEW OF MEDICAL CENTER
MEDICAL CENTER PLAN
COLLABORATIVE WORK WITH ANA GARZA
REYNOSA, TAMPS. MEXICO
OVERVIEW This house was “finished” and given to the client like the before pictures. Even though the client’s plan is to sell it, he wants it to really be finished so the new homeowners wont have to worry about construction noise and dirt into their brand new home. My job here is to: • • • • • • • • • •
Finish walkways and garage floor Pain house inside and out Protection walls in facade Steel protection on windows Landscaping Small kitchen Electrical and plumbing work Roof insulation Designing Construction Management
HIDALGO, TEXAS. USA
services mainly in the US and Mexican border but also to the interior of Mexico. The business started 10 years ago and in 2010 it started business in the interior of the US and still looki forward to expand their business capacity. The company recently bought a site with some old offices and a maintenance structure. In the future they plan to construct new offices but for a couple of years they will use what is there. My job is to remodel with a small budget. Trailer • New Kitchen and flooring • Replace frame work where needed • Presentable front deck and entrance • Interior and exterior painting • Change plumbing and electricity needed • Roof insulating Small office: design interior and exterior • Amplify room • Change frame work, windows and roof • Remodel bathroom and change plumbing • New flooring and painting • Electrical changes • Exterior redesign • Finishes • Office furniture and equipment
Sitsa Logistics is a transportation company with freight
DESIGN ARCHITECTURAL PRECEDENT
OVERVIEW This house was design with a historic precedent taken from the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. The inspiration of this small home comes from the concrete structure in the patio, called “paraguas”, spanish for umbrella; it is a single slender pillar with an artificial cascade that hold the patio’s square concrete covering. The “paraguas” structure is used to hold the house’s roof; it is in fact the only structure that holds together the house. In the interior, this pillar is the central axis and hearth of the living area. The design is an open space layout that communicates with the outside by having the glass walls all around.
National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City
MONTERREY, N.L. MEXICO
CORPORATE LAYOUT Cubicals Space
ATP is a freight company founded in 1999, by the Honorato Family, whom have worked to structure adequate logitic services for each clientâ€™s needs. They offer freight services in the border of Tamaulipas with Texas and have foreign transportation into the interior of Mexico. ATP has currently open an office in the US and plan to expand their service capacity. The design is based on the principles of customer needs, as well as simplicity with sophistication. The client wanted a open and bright area with a contemporary design but comfortable enough for clients, suppliers, and ATPâ€™s workers. The large windows already help by illuminating the open layout designed for the staff to interact and collaborate better.
Cubicles are distributed in the center while the offices are on the sides.
ST. PETER’S BASILICA IN VATICAN CITY, ITALY
BASILICA OF SUPERGA IN TURIN
CHURCH OF THE GESU IN ROME
STUPINIGI PALACE, ITALY
ST. PETER IN GENT, BELGUIUM
MACHINERY PAVILLION IN PARIS
CATHEDRAL IN DOLORES HIDALGO, MEX
GREEK TEMPLE IN PAESTUM, ITALY
DOOR OF ALCALA IN MADRIR, SPAIN EIFFEL TOWER IN PARIS
FIRTH OF FORTH BRIDGE IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
LONDON’S CRYSTAL PALACE, ENGLAND
Works from: 2006 to 2010
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Leslie Cardiel T.
email@example.com 3306 San Armando Mission, Tx. 78572 (956)537-9867