Roman H. RIVERA
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER, PLAN REVIEWER
Highly skilled design professional excelling in the development of architectural models for a wide variety of settings and market sectors. Known for passion for quality work in all areas of architectural design including analysis of complex building systems. Superior technical knowledge combined with a proven record of collaboration with clients, partners and regulatory bodies has provided the foundation for a solid career of achievements.
Aesthetic and Functional Design
Project Documentation Site Design/Development
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
including freehand drafting
YDEEN/ASSOCIATES, Architects, Brea, CA 2006 - 2010
Develop details and CAD drawings for development/modernization of commercial office buildings, corporate workspace interiors as well as K through 12 public school and higher education settings. Coordinate mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems.
Established productive, collaborative relationships by listening carefully and communicating effectively with team members, consultants and government agencies to ensure clients expectations were met.
Coordinated project design with team members and consultants minimizing conflicts and discrepancies.
Assured design integrity through application of project management skills.
Assumed accountability for projects by displaying willingness to make timely decisions, exhibiting sound judgment and ensuring that appropriate people were involved in the decision-making process.
Designed and CAD-drafted school site improvements/modernizations ensuring accessibility to restrooms and other areas as specified by Department of State Architect (DSA) accessible codes.
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HC&D Architects, Corona, CA 2003 2005
Established site plan and organized hand/CAD drawings. Visited construction sites for measurements, photographs, verification and evaluation. Researched needs and generated details accordingly.
Directed and monitored draftsman activities enabling proper completion of a complete set of construction drawings.
Increased team productivity through coaching, mentoring and provision of performance enhancing feedback.
Spearheaded activities on wide-ranging projects including restaurants, medical centers, convenient and retail stores and office buildings.
Drove project activity from organization, design and documentation to completion. Achieved desired outcomes through effective oversight, demonstration of leadership and promotion of teamwork.
CONSULTANT (self employed) 2002 - 2003
Suggested and generated adaptable solutions for project problems. Clients served included 24- Hour Fitness Centers, California Pizza Kitchens, Mimis, PJs, El Toritos, Claim Jumpers and other franchised entities. Assigned to review, redline and coordinate activities for the following design aspects:
Landscape Architectural Structural Mechanical
Plumbing Electrical Kitchen Equipment
STDR Architects, Costa Mesa CA 1999 - 2002
Served as in-house plan reviewer and performed CAD work for project details. Coordinated assigned projects with consultants and manufacturers.
Reviewed and approved contractor hardware drawings to ensure consistency with project design.
Analyzed needs and coordinated development of construction drawings for landscape, architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing; and kitchen equipment plans for restaurants nationwide.
Developed architectural models for multiple, nationally franchised entities establishing foundation for subsequent project activities.
EDUCATION and TRAINING
University of Santa Tomas
MTI College, Orange, CA