Juan Facundo Contreras


Nationality: Italian


Innovative & Creative Architect with 8 years of experience working in Ireland. Highly competent in presentation, drawing and graphic design.

I am a very enthusiastic and proactive person, well organized and able to work as part of a team.

I am very hands-on. I like to be involved in everything that my team does. I have the ability to direct, organize and inspire people.



2001 Master of Architecture; University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2008 Professional Practice course (Part III); UCD University College Dublin (Ireland)

2010 Building Energy Rating Course; FETAC level 6, Green Works (Ireland)

2010 Environmental Studies Course; FETAC level 6, Green Works (Ireland)

2010 Green Building Course; FETAC level 5, Green Works (Ireland)

2010 Renewable Energy Course; FETAC level 5, Green Works (Ireland)

2011 Revit 2011 Course; Paradigm Technology (Ireland)

2003 Structure of Concrete course; UBA University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2001 Solar Energy course; UBA University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Computer and Techinical Skills

CAD Skills: Revit 2012, AutoCAD 2012, MicroStation V8i, AutoCAD Architecture 2012, ScketchUp, Form-Z,
Photoshop, MS Office and IMac Apple User.

Languages: English (fluent) / Italian (fluent) / Spanish (native)



Professional Council of Architecture & Town Planning; Member since 2004 (Argentina)

Society of Architects; Member since 2002 (Argentina)

RIAI Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland; Associate Member since 2008 (Ireland)

Work History

03.10 – Present Architect Design & Planning Appications.

Established private architectural consultancy working on a wide range of Public & Private Residential & Retail assignments.

Designed and submitted planning, interacted with clients and supervised construction.

Projects included: Housing project design. Extensions, Valuations, Snag List and Commercial Refurbishments.

03.10 – Present Web developer Web Design.

Website management and website design for private clients.
Open source blogging software and applications: Concrete5, Wordpress, Gallery, Google Products (Sites, Chrome Sync, Sketchup, Blogger, Maps, Picasa, Analytics, Calendar, Gmail)

Websites: sustourism.ie www.regionalesbeney.com santiagocontreras.net www.jfcarchitect.com www.leosodi.com


09.07 – 05.09 Lafferty Design Architects Architect

Worked as part of a large team responsible for interior design and fit-out projects.

Key project - Dundrum Shopping Centre - 50.000 sqm (office & retail). Cost: €450m project. Awards: ICSC 2007 European Shopping Centre of the Year; ICSC International Design and Development, Global Merit Award 2007

Key project - Adamstown Dublin West – 154,000 sqm (office & retail). Cost: €1.2 billion project. Awards: Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) received a Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Planning Award for Sustainable Communities; principal award at the Irish Planning Institute's 2005.

05.05 – 09.07 Frank Elmes Architects Architect

Worked as part of a small team making planning applications, designing and developing medium to large scale dwellings. Utilized 3D imaging and customer presentations.

Projects included Glenford & Co. 3 blocks with 120 house units, 80 sqm, € 2.5M each unit., 3 Houses 260 sqm each + two bedroom bungalow in Protected Historical Area.

03.05 – 05.05 Follet Architect Studio Architect

Project & design as part of a team of 4 architects. Utilized Architectural Desktop 2004.

Projects - Design Competition for Coney Island & St George’s College in Buenos Aires.


Additional Information & Training

2012 Safe Pass Certification

2008 Certificate of Competency in Occupational First Aid

2006 UCD - English Course & 2005 Abbey College - FETAC English Language Course

2009 Web design; FAS (Ireland)

Interests & Activities

Music, Play Violin, Chess.


Full Driving Licence (Category B)

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