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  • Jonas Hernandez

    Freeleance Architectural Designer and Consultant

    San Francisco, CA

Convergence Design Group (CDG) consults with architectural firms and individuals to provide design, drafting, building permitting, and construction supervision. Projects include Single-family and multi-family homes, mixed-use developments, commercial retails, offices, landscaping, and art displays. Jonás Hernández, principal of CDG, has a strong commitment to sustainability. His designs incorporate water reclamation, solar energy, and environmentally conscious building materials.

Work Samples

  • Independent Work

  • Woodwork

  • Consulting

Work History

Jonas Hernandez 1722 B Bryant St. San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 290-6469 Project expertise: Design and project management of mid-rise, multi-family housing and mixed-use projects, as well as single-family and commercial projects. Includes detailing, consultant coordination, code research and familiarity with regulatory approval processes. Education: B.S. Architecture, July 1995 (5 year program) Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico. (NAAB validated) Thesis: The Influence of Cultural Mixing on Sixteenth Century Mexican Architecture. Academic exchange program, June - December 1993 Universite Laval a Quebec, Canada. Software: AutoCAD, Sketchup, FormZ, PhotoShop, Illustrator and MS Office Work experience: Ohashi Design Studio www.ohashidesign.com Emeryville, CA Consultant 2007-2010 Managed residential remodels ranging from historical preservation to teardown and rebuild. Includes permitting, construction documentation, client attention, consultant coordination, design and product selection. InsideOut Design www.aboutinsideout.com Oakland, CA Consultant 2007-2010 Worked on several residential remodels, commercial tenant improvements, and landscaping projects. Included design, permitting, construction documentation, client attention, consultant coordination, and material research and specification. Techentin Buckingham Architecture www.techbuckarch.com LA, CA Project Architect 2002-2007 Oversaw design development and construction documentation of urban multi-family and mixed-used developments. Documented, supervised, and coordinated construction of highly customized private projects. CAD drafting included carpentry detailing. Private Contracts Mexico-USA Architect/Designer 1995-2010 Designed and managed new and remodeled single-family residential projects, interior commercial retail, and art displays. Implemented water reclamation, solar design strategies, energy efficiency, and reclaimed or eco-conscious building materials. SAIC Arquitectos Leon, Gto. Mexico Project Manager January 2001-March 2002 Directed the construction of high-end residences in a gated community development. Documented and coordinated a construction team for additional residential and commercial projects. Supervised product display installation in national expo. August Properties Portland, Oregon Construction Manager February-July 1999 Coordinated consultants and supervised major addition to a 1920’s Victorian style house. Modified and reinforced subterranean foundation to accommodate garage parking. Restored interior wood details for a natural appearance. Secretaria de Educacion Publica Guanajuato, Mexico Co-manager 1996-1998 Provided school buildings and conference centers to rural communities as part of a federal government program. Adapted designs to regional codes, supervised construction, prepared presentations, progress reports, and wrote proposals for funds.

Education

Universidad de Guanajuato : Facultad de Arquitectura

Specialties

Affiliations

Architecture for Humanity

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