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Introduction

Upon completion of his bachelor degree in Architecture from Woodbury University in 1999, Jose
Carlos Alvarado began his design career with the involvement in multiple phases ranging from
design to construction administration; influencing his professional development at an early stage
emphasizing on his objective to learn how buildings are constructed. His career endeavor has
allowed him to work on multiple building types ranging from rehabilitation of existing buildings to
Higher Education. As a young designer and having achieved the opportunity to participate in the
design stages of a building; the desire to become a well rounded professional provided the need to
further comprehend the building process from where the interest of the technical aspect of building
components and their representation became the fundamental path to achieve such goal. The
fluctuation introduced by experiencing multiple work environments created a different perspective
on the process of Architecture relative to the building type, and procedures dealing with distinct
applicable building codes and how the distinct disciplines also play an important role to construct a
building; part of his learning was gained by coordination of different disciplines ranging on a wide
scope of building components. There are key elements one acquires from each individual experience
relative to the involvement on the design process which delineated the path to further develop the
professional growth. The transition to the construction field where his Architectural experience
became fundamental was facilitated by the Administrative process and ability to visualize and
trouble shoot day to day concerns, issues brought on by sub-contractors, owner’s directive, and
Architect’s intent; part of his development was based on experience gathered by the bidding
process, formulating construction budgets, orchestrating sub-contractor’s involvement relative to
the stage of the project, all within a cohesive schedule to best achieve completion deadlines and
cost feasibility.

Education
1995-1999 Woodbury University Burbank, CA
1992-1994 Los Angeles Pierce College Woodland Hills, CA

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Work Experience
2009 WWCOT Architects Santa Monica, CA
Construction Administration: SRES # 2 -LAUSD
2007-2009 Design Plus Construction Los Angeles, CA
Project Manager
Significant project: Maxfield Gallery and Royal T Cafe
2007 RNL Design Los Angeles, CA
Project Coordination and Design Development
Significant project: Sorouh Shams and Al-Raha beach resorts Master Planning
2005-2007 WWCOT Architects Santa Monica, CA
Job Captain, Project Coordination, and Construction Administration
Significant project: WLACC General Classroom and Student Services bldg.
2001-2004 l’artitectura design consultants Los Angeles, CA
Design Consultant
Significant project: Cesar E. Chavez Visitor Center, Newport Office Center
Orlon Residence, Sands Residence
2001-2002 Tetra Design Los Angeles, CA
Junior Designer
Significant project: Ramona Elementary School
2000-2001 GMP Architects Santa Monica, CA
Junior Designer
Significant project: Wilshire-Westholme Apartments
1999-2000 Hatch-Colasuonno Architects Marina Del Rey, CA
Junior Designer
Significant project: Fox Normandie Apartments, La Dolce Vita, Brandon Apartments
1997-1999 Martin B. Gelber and Associates Santa Monica, CA
Intern/Junior Designer

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