José L. de la Cantera
Experienced, success oriented and self-motivated CAD and Production Management professional,
skilled in all aspects of architectural functions and environments, progressively
enhanced by a unique combination of knowledge and proven abilities.
Management of construction documents production, staffing, reproduction and time control.
Design, development, production, coordination, updating and maintenance of construction document packages.
Production of design development, construction documents, supplementary sketches and as-built drawings.
Coordination between Architectural and Civil, Structural, MEP, and Fire Protection consultants.
Correspondence between Owner / Architect and between Designer / Superintendent.
Research and incorporation of vendor’s products and details into Architectural package.
Permitting submittal preparation of residential Plot Plans and Building Permit application packages.
CAD documents organization, standardization of drafting standards.
Supervision / Inspection of construction and infrastructure, reporting and progress photography.
Construction of architectural models, displays, signs and furniture.
Other: Estimating, reproduction management and distribution control, IT duties with back-up management.
Retail: Large and medium retail centers; tenant built-outs, tenant improvements, retail stores; restaurants.
Commercial: Multistory office buildings, government buildings, warehouses and factories.
Residential: Custom and semi-custom single-family and multifamily homes; home builder model centers.
Health care: Hospitals, medical facilities, and assisted living facilities.
Educational: Schools, exceptional student education centers, childcare centers, museums.
Assembly and others: Churches; performing arts, fitness, and community centers; hotels; airport terminals.
CITY OF CLEARWATER, Clearwater, FL ~ Jan 2009-Sep 2009
Construction Inspector ~ Public works: Infrastructure and Institutional
FISHER & ASSOCIATES LLC, Clearwater, FL ~ Jun 2005-Jul 2008
Production Manager, Senior Draftsman ~ Retail (90%), Commercial and others
NOHL CREST HOMES, Oldsmar, FL ~ Dec 2003-Apr 2005
Designer, Senior Draftsman ~ Semi-custom single-family homes (100%)
HOFFMAN ARCHITECTS, P. A., Tarpon Springs, FL ~ Dec 2001-Dec 2003
Designer, Senior Draftsman, IT Assistant ~ Churches (80%), Custom homes, Government buildings and others
CRISWELL, BLIZZARD & BLOUIN ARCHITECTS, INC., St. Petersburg, FL ~ Oct 2000-Dec 2001
Designer, Project Architect ~ Exceptional student education centers (80%), Tenant built-outs and Commercial
HARVARD JOLLY CLEES TOPPE ARCHITECTS, P. A., St. Petersburg & Tampa, FL ~ Aug 1986-Oct 2000
Project Architect, Senior CAD Specialist, Sr. Draftsman, Assist. Project Coordinator ~ Healthcare (90%), Schools, others
VARIOUS EMPLOYERS, Tampa & Clearwater, FL ~ 1980-1986; San Juan, Puerto Rico ~ 1974-1977
Assistant Project Coordinator, Designer, Senior Draftsman, Job Captain, Free Lance Model Builder, Technical Support
Performing Arts Center, Hotels, Schools, Residential, Commercial, Museums, Airport Terminals
Master of Arts in Architecture – Graduate Studies (1977-1980)
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL - Concentration in architectural design.
Bachelor in Environmental Design - July 10, 1977
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico - Concentration in architectural design.
A+ and Network+ certified computer technician – 2010 Proficient in AutoCad, Adobe Acrobat, MS Outlook, MS Office, the Internet, digital photography, and other programs. Experienced in traditional drafting techniques on paper and plastic media, and overlay drafting system. Fluent in English and Spanish.
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