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Train Station Competition entry, Milan, Italy 2000

Contact

david@davidvaldes.org

Skills


Project Management

Project manager of architectural teams ranging in size from 3 to 30 designers, consultants, and engineers. Experienced in managing permitting process, entitlements, interior design, core/shell building design, construction adminitration, and master planning. Primarily managed hospitality and mixed-use hotel, retail, and residential projects. Experienced in proposals, contracts scheduling, staffing, budgeting, projections, and client relations.

Senior Designer, Planner

Extensive exposure to a variety of project-types (education, retail, healthcare, mixed-used, sustainable urban planning) as project designer at international architecture firms. Architectural design; interdisciplinary programming; large-scale master planning; site-space planning; on-site construction; design development; documentation; detailing; materials specification; construction techniques;engineering principles; building codes; excellent communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills; team worker; expert 3D-computer modeling & rendering; AutoCAD CADD; BIM (Building Information Modeling) on REVIT & Microstation; Microsoft Excel, Word, Project; Rhino 3D; Sketchup 3D; Alias 3D; 3D Max; Adobe Design Suite

Computational Design

Web Development; HTML, PHP, C/C++ programming, compiler design, computer systems design, computer architecture, VLSI design, math-engine design, FFT signal processing, multi-processor design, multi-threaded design, hardware-simulation C programming, Cadence digital-design software tools, multi-layer PCB layout / fabrication, timing analysis, assembly, machine language, analog control hardware, programmable logic array design / programming

Education and Credentials

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC), Masters of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA

-A.I.A. Henry Adams Certificate (2nd highest class rank); New School Ideas Competition (2nd place); Research Assistant Award

-Worked as Faculty (1 course), Workshop Instructor (4 courses), and Teaching Assistant (4 courses); Studied abroad in Mexico City

Stanford University, Center for Professional Development, Palo Alto, CA

Stanford Center for Professional Development, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Coursework

Stanford University, School of Engineering, Bachelors of Computer Systems Engineering, Palo Alto, CA

-A.T.&T. Bell Laboratories Honor and Summer Internship Award; NASA Gravity Probe-B research assistant; Worked 15-20 hrs/wk/5yrs

-General Motors Leadership Training; V.P. of Student Eng. Society; Elec. Eng. Dept. research assistant; TA (calculus); Hughes Aircraft Scholarship

American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.), National Associate Member, New York, NY

Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society, National Member, Knoxville, KY

Oregano European Traveling Fellowship, NBBJ Architects, Paris, London, Bilbao, Spain

Professional Work


Project Manager/Senior Designer at Gensler Architects, Los Angeles, CA (full-time)

-Design manager of multi-million dollar high-rise developments in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and abroad.

-Senior Designer/Planner of large and small scale projects.


Senior Designer/Manager at RoTo Architects, Los Angeles, CA (part-time)

-Responsible for marketing efforts; created a new website; managed small teams; developed work plans and cost schedules -Produced CAD plans, 3D computer models, renderings; conducted site analysis; worked with clients; established design intent -Conducted large-scale site planning; produced innovative, interdisciplinary programming solutions for retail, education, and residential -Won 2010 International Consortium of Shopping Centers, Future-Image Architectural Competition, Las Vegas, NV -Designed: Ibn Battuta Mall Expansion & Urban Master Plan, Dubai, UAE (7M sf, $100M+ cost); 5000-student Elementary School and Hotel project, Suzhou, China (1M sf, $100M+ cost); Chinatown-District Urban Master Plan, Sharjah, UAE (7700 acres, $100B+ cost); Camp Unity (Boarding) Charter School, Solidad Enrichment Action, Los Angeles, CA (100K sf, $7M cost)


Product Design/Rendering Artist/Architectural Consultant at DVO (davidvaldes.org), Los Angeles, CA

-Designed a wearable, smartphone mobile device called CurledPixel, produced 3D-models, rendered concepts, and marketed online -Served as web designer of davidvaldes.org, curledpixel, and newsuploader (HTML5/CSS/Javascript/PHP/SQL) -Produced publication-quality computer renderings for client architects to win international projects and competitions -Served on design team of the new campus of the Southern California Institute of Architecture (2001) in downtown Los Angeles, CA (85K sf, $9M cost); Exhibited design at Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA


Project Designer/Architect at Perkins + Will Architects, Los Angeles, CA (full-time)

-Served as lead designer on team; established design options; worked on all design phases; coordinated with consultants, clients -Led REVIT BIM design; prepared presented materials; presented designs to clients & executive boards; worked with user groups -Oversaw design plans; sketched, detailed, & produced working drawings; reviewed costs and value-engineered; won A.I.A awards -Designed: Scripps Memorial Hospital-Critical Care Building, Encinitas, CA (75K sf, $22M cost); Campus Center Education Complex, Foothill College, Los Altos, CA (40K sf, $25M cost); Oregon Health Sciences University (Schnitzer) Master Plan (2M sf, $1B+ cost)


Project Designer/Architect at NBBJ Architects, San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA (full-time)

-Served as lead designer; established design options; worked on competition, conceptual, & SD phases in design-build process -Produced CAD plans, 3D computer models, renderings; led BIM process; presented work to clients & Stanford executive board -Won 2006 Stanford's School of Medicine, invitation-only design competition, Palo Alto, CA by serving as a key design consultant -Designed: Stanford School of Medicine Master Plan & Li Ka Ching Learning/Knowledge Complex, Palo Alto, CA (120K sf,$100M cost) -Lincoln Financial Field Stadium, Philadelphia, PA (15 acres, $500M cost); Universal Citywalk Osaka, Japan (300K sf, $500M+ cost)


Digital Computer Designer/Engineer, at NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, Pasadena, CA

-Designed, programmed, and built the digital math engine of custom supercomputers as a member of a 10-person team

-Involved: computer systems design, computer architecture, VLSI design, math-engine design, FFT signal processing, multi-processor design, multi-threaded design, hardware-simulator C programming, Cadence digital-design software tools, multi-layer PCB layout / fabrication, timing analysis, assembly, machine language, analog control hardware, programmable logic design / programming

-Computers used at NASA's Deep Space Network radio dishes in the Mojave Desert for interstellar research ($10M+ cost)

Recommendations

Provided upin request.

Awards and Honors

2010: First Prize, Future Vision/ICSC Big Box Retailing Design Competition, RECON Las Vegas (with RoTo)

2006: First Prize, Stanford University Medical School Competition (with NBBJ Architects)

2006: Entrant, Venice Academia Bridge Competition, Venice;

2004: Citation Award, Foothill College Campus Center, AIA Design Award, Los Angeles (with P+W)

2004: Honor Award, Foothill College Campus Center, AIA Design Award, Foothill Chapter (with P+W)

2003: Winner (Program Category), Integrated Learning Academy Firm-wide Competition, Perkins+Will

2002: Invited Entry, M.O.C.A. Los Angeles, What's Shaking! New Architecture in LA Exhibit (with GPS)

2000: Winner, Oregano Paid European Traveling Fellowship, NBBJ

1999: Entrant, Milano Train Station Light Sculpture, NBBJ

1999: AIA Henry Adams Certificate Award Recipient (Given annually to the top two architecture graduates)

1998: Second Place, New School Ideas Competition, SCI_ARC

1996: Research Assistant Recipient, SCI_ARC

1990: A.T.&T. Bell Laboratories, Summer Research Internship and Scholarship, Stanford

1990: Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society, Stanford/U of M

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