Hard work and strong design dictate. Form will always follow function and function must be flexible.
Achieving my form of architecture as a true design format. Always design with purpose and for-see future development to allow for correction and flexibility
Experimenting with different design styles and always searching for new innovation to alleviate the design process and allow for easier development.
My Architecture comes from a deep design complex of bridging the gap between function and aesthetics. Although my personal pursuit has always been a functional one, I always find myself indulging in the beautiful design. I was born in Tegucigalpa,Honduras but I grew up in the urban form of Miami,Florida.
After high school I went to the military, 4 years later after my service in the u.s. marine corp. I returned to Miami to begin my college education. I completed junior college at Miami Dade College (MDC) then transferred to Florida Atlantic University (FAU) where I completed my 5 year Professional B.A. in Architecture. I also completed my Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) specializing in computer arts and animation at FAU.
I have designed and assisted in the design of small and large projects.
I work well with colleagues and managers to deliver the best possible design.
I have over 10 years of using CAD and over 7 years of using BIM.
I always meet deadlines and pride myself on producing the best quality work.
I have over the last 10 years cultivated many skills that have shaped me into a designer with a profound understanding of the process. This knowledge has spread from learning of software to cultivating important social skills which have helped me beyond the use of software.
Albeit important to understand software and the technical know how of the process of architecture, it is far more important to understand the human condition that leads to the process.
I received my High School Diploma from Miami Sr High in 1997. I continued my studies at Miami-Dade College and received my associates degree in 2003. I completed my B.Arch at Florida Atlantic University in 2009.
I stayed at FAU until 2011 to complete my Masters Degree in Fine Arts(MFA), Specializing in Computer Arts/Animation.
FAU / June 2004 - May 2009
I had a great experience at FAU, it was some of the best times of my life. I was working and completing my college degree which was a rewarding and strength building endeavour.
FAU / June 2009 - October 2011
I was a part-time graduate student and research assistant involved in innovation and study of 3D as and art form.
I have had the rewarding experience of working in pretty much all facets of Architecture. I have worked at engineering firms, job sites, specialty contractors, academia and various architectural firms. I have been involved in small projects like single family homes to large scale mix-use projects which encompass a mall and living conditions on the same site.
I have worked on transportation projects, commercial projects and various residential projects.
DDG | Baltimore, MD / June 2014 - Present
Architectural Design, Cad Drafting, Photo-Realistic Rendering, Detailing.(Sketchup,Autocad,Photoshop)
Net 100 LTD | Chantilly, VA / June 2013 - May 2014
Cad Drafter for the IT department, Rack elevations, Plans & elevations + design.(Autocad 2013, Photoshop Cs5)
Miami Dade College | Miami, Fl / June 2011 - May 2013
Part-Time College professor for the MDC College of Continuing Education.(Autocad 2013, Revit 2013,Maya 2013, Photoshop Cs5,Sketchup,After Effects)
“ It is my pleasure to have known Juan since 2008 when he entered our MFA program after successfully completing a rigorous architectural degree. He is and individual with a driven character and a motivating spirit. ”
“ His knowledge of Auto-cad is vast, very effective and his teaching methods are exceptional. ”
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Here are some samples of my latest work. I have either designed or assisted in the design process of the all the following illustrated work. I can be reached for further samples and specifics.