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  1. 1. 1 MIGUELYONResume
  2. 2. 2 NATIONALITY: Guatemalan (born) and German BIRTH DATE: November, 13th 1987 ADDRESS: 103 University Village Dr. Apt 119C, Central, SC 2960 PHONE: (920) 562-2166 E-MAIL: miguelyon@clemson.edu / yonmoll@gmail.com MIGUELYON PROFILE: As a licensed architect in Guatemala I had the opportunity to work in different projects starting as a drafter in 2009 and ending as project designer and project manager for Studio Domus a renowned firm in Guatemala, which gave me the opportunity to gain great experience, however I recognized that the difference in quality of architecture from the United States and Guatemala is great, for that reason I decided to reevaluate my knowledge, I started doing trips to study architecture in different cities in the world and finally in 2012 I was awarded a Fulbright scholarship (sponsored by the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the United States) and started my Master of Architecture II in Clemson University. I am passionate for architecture, I believe that through good design an architect can guide and help change different realities. I see myself as a proactive leader, always striving for excellence and innovation with a strong sense of responsibility for the building’s users and the environment. EDUCATION: Aug/2012 – Present CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, South Carolina, United States MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE II GPA: 3.9/4 – Expected Graduation Date: May 2014 Jan/2005 – Oct/2010 UNIVERSIDAD RAFAEL LANDIVAR, Guatemala City, Guatemala BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE (5 year Program + 1 for Thesis) GPA: 85.77/100-Graduated with honors (MAGNA CUM LAUDE) Jul/2007 – Dec/2007 PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD JAVERIANA, Bogotá, Colombia INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC FOREIGN EXCHANGE GPA: 4.32/5 EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS: Jun/2013 – Present McMILLAN PAZDAN SMITH ARCHITECTURE SUMMER INTERN Jan/2012 – Jul/2012 STUDIO DOMUS, S.A. GUATEMALA ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER
  3. 3. 3 I was involved in design of numerous awarded architectural competitions for multinational and national companies in Guatemala, in various projects I was in charge of the design and production of the construction documents. RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS: •Selected to go in an architecture trip to Paris, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. •Project manager for the offices of INTEK, Guatemala. •Project manager for the design of the new offices of GRUPO ONYX. •Designed the offices of PUBLICENTRO Guatemala. Sep/2010 – Dec/2011 STUDIO DOMUS, S.A. GUATEMALA JUNIOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS: •Participated in the design team for the design of “Torre Veralto”, an apartment building of 108 units, commissioned by DECONSA. •Designed the winning proposal for the new offices of DUWEST INC. in Guatemala. •Assigned as the project architect for the competition proposal of the Back Offices for the CITIBANK in Guatemala. •Designed a proposal for the new offices of BBDO in Guatemala. Sep/2009 – Aug/2010 STUDIO DOMUS, S.A. GUATEMALA ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTER I started working in the company as a drafter, I worked in the production of construction documents for various projects in Guatemala; nevertheless, after a few months my design skills were recognized by the principal partner of the company who started giving me design tasks and transfered me to the design department. RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS: •Participated in the multidisciplinary design team for “LAS MERCEDES”, a housing master plan in Guatemala City, commissioned by CONCEPTOS URBANOS. •Designed the offices for GEOCONSA ENERGY GROUP in Guatemala City. •Participated in the design of the “BANCO CENTROAMERICANO DE INTEGRACIÓN ECONÓMICA” (Central American Economic integration Bank) in Guatemala City, and elaborated various construction documents. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: 2011/2012 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATE AIA Number: 38095290 2010 LICENSED ARCHITECT IN GUATEMALA Colegio de Arquitectos de Guatemala (College of Architects of Guatemala) Number: 3624 SOFTWARE PROFICIENCIES: Revit, Autocad, 3dsMax, Sketch Up, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Microsoft Office Suite.
  4. 4. 4 LANGUAGES: Spanish Native language English Excellent Italian Basic ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND AWARDS: 2013 •Awarded the first place in the Building Enclosure Council Competition of 2013 for the design of the project “Newberry County High School”. The project was done in collaboration with Carlos Gonzalez and Longqing Liu. •Selected as the Vice Presidentt of student development of the USGBC academic organization in Clemson University. •Selected as the recipient of the 2013-2013 Rule Joy Trammel + Rubio Fellowship + Internship (due to the fact that I already have the Fulbright scholarship I turned down the award in order to give the opportunity to someone who could need it more than me). 2012 •Selected among 400 applicants to be awarded a FULBRIGHT scholarship in Guatemala, the selection process was open to applicants of all the country, nearly 400 people applied in 2012 and only 5 were selected. •Architecture Travel with Studio Domus to Paris taking architecture tours with www.guiding-Architects.net in Paris and La Défense. •Architecture Travel with Studio Domus to Dubai and Abu Dhabi taking architecture tours with www.guiding-Architects.net in Masdar city, The Palm Islands, Burj Khalifa, Burj al Arab, Saadiyat Island and several landmarks of architecture. •Attended to the Annual National Convention of the American Institute of Architects, held in Washington, DC “Design Connects” and participated in various tours. 2011 •Participated in the Seminar for the Leaders of the New Millennium, which was part of “Building the Future Fullbright 2011”, and is developed by the U.S. Embassy in cooperation with the Guatemalan Association of Fullbright Alumni. 2010 •Attended to the Annual National Convention of the American Institute of Architects, held in Miami “Design for the new Decade” and participated in various tours. •Attended to NEOCON Chicago 2010 the largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors in North America (site: www.neocon. com). 2007-2009 •Volunteer for the International and non-profitable foundation “UN TECHO PARA MI PAIS” (a roof for my country), chapter Guatemala, to build emergency houses in “El Salto del Chilascó, Baja Verapaz” in 2011 and in “Palencia, Guatemala” in 2009. •Recognition for the participation in the design of the Memorial for the victims of HIV in Guatemala City. •Recognition for the academic excellence at the University Rafael Landívar. •Participated in the conference “Equipamientos Urbanos” (Urban Facilities), held in Medellin as part of the International Academic Exchange in cooperation with the “Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá”, and presented by Felipe Uribe, and Emilio Sanmiguel. 03/26/2013 Licensed Architect No. 3624 Colegio de Arquitectos de Guatemala Fulbright Scholar Awarded a scholarship in a national competition in 2012 International Associate No. 38095290 From 2011-2012 Graduate Student at Clemson University CURRENT GPA: 3.9 Bachelor Degreee in Architecture Magna Cum Laude