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  • Richard Rivera

    Architectural + Graphic Designer

    New York, NY

A chocoholic and a sixth-year Doctor of Architecture candidate at the School of Architecture, UHM. My ambition is to work in a dynamic design operation doing a variety of projects around the world

Work Samples

  • Sketches

  • Zoo Design in Progress

  • Revit + CS5 + Renders

Work History

Skills 3D: Revit, Rhinoceros, SketchUp Adobe: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop Drafting: AutoCAD, free-hand drawing Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel Rendering: Revit, 3DS Max Workshop: Attention to detail and dexterity with various physical model-making processes Language: English + Ilokano Work Experience Junior Architect | May 2012 - August 2012 Rodriguez Studio Architecture, New York - Design assist on a 1,400 s.f. three-unit apartment renvoation from SD to CD - Translate site surveys into Revit for producing deliverables, with a strong emphasis in computer generated modeling and visualization Architect Intern | Apr. 2012 - May 2012 Archipelagos, New York - Design assist on the Klaksvik City Center (Faroe Islands) Urban Design Competition architecture Library Assistant | Nov. 2006 - Aug. 2009, Oct. 2010 - Dec. 2011 University of Hawai`i at Manoa School of Architecture, Hawai`i - Systematized publications at the John and Maria Lynn Reading Room - Assembled exhibitions in the Haigo & Irene Shen Gallery - Monitored the Kenneth F. Brown Asia Pacific Culture & Architecture Design Awards Teaching Assistant | Jan. 2011 - May 2011 University of Hawai`i at Manoa School of Architecture, Hawai`i - Conducted design lectures + labs for SketchUp, AutoCAD, Rhino, Adobe CS5 - Assisted professor with grading and with critique of student work and progress Architect Intern | Dec. 2009 - Aug. 2010 Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York - Harbin Bank Headquarters in Harbin, China - SD to CD/Fang-An Design Phase - Design assist Project Architect on the Harbin Bank HQ facade treatment through 3D visualization and physical model - Physical model coordination with KPF Office Shanghai to ensure proper execution and deadlines of presentation deliverables to clients in China - Executed diagrams to visually display and document a complete project analysis - Tackled additional duties for the Methodist Hospital Research Institute in Houston, the Abu Dhabi Media Company HQ, the KPF Office Renovation, a pair of office towers in Suzhou Industrial Park, and the Hyundai Tower in Seoul Graphic design + Marketing intern | Nov. 2007 - Apr. 2009 Peter Vincent Architects, Hawai`i - Redesigned Peter Vincent Architects marketing portfolio - Designed advertisements for print in local publications - Assisted Marketing Manager with the preparation of RFPs for residential projects


Doctor of Architecture | Summer 2003 - Dec. 2011 University of Hawai`i at Manoa School of Architecture (UHM-SoA) Researcher | Jan. 2009 - Dec. 2011 University of Hawai`i at Manoa School of Architecture, Hawai`i - Doctor of Architecture Project, "Student + Design + Competition: Decoding the Competition Culture," explored the history of the design competition system, analyzed historic + current contests, and synthesized recommendations for students who desire to undertake the process Practicum Studio | Fall 2009 | Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York Study abroad | Summer | 2006 Japan, 2008 Western Europe, 2010 China BA in Project Management and Design | Spring 2008 University of Hawai`i at Manoa (Graduated on the Dean's List)



Member AIA New York Chapter


- Design portfolio is featured in "Portfolio Design" (4th Edition) by Harold Linton - Finalist for the Hawai`i Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation Competition - Two projects published in the UHM-SoA "Student Work Journal: Volume One" - Awarded the School of Architecture Practicum Scholarship: Spring 2009 - Awarded the Sen Soshitsu Travel Scholarship: Summer 2006 -...
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