New York, NY Amauri Guillen has become a senior associate at Helpern Architects. “It’s truly special to announce this,” said David Helpern, the 45-year-old firm’s founder. “Amauri came to us at the start of 2006 right after an internship, and he has become essential to the firm.”
Guillen joined Helpern on the recommendation of the director of CUNY’s office of space planning & capital budget, where he had done a post-graduate internship on campus space needs and utilization. He has been involved in many of the firm’s physical and capital master plans, feasibility studies, zoning analyses, and space planning.
“Amauri is an exceptionally strong analyst who understands the implications of zoning. He is also a project manager well-known to such enduring Helpern clients as Con Edison, the Collegiate Church Corporation, and Madison Equities,” said Helpern principal and VP/business operations Bennet Dunkley.
Guillen has been interested in computer-aided design since he completed high school on Long Island, taking courses in AutoCAD when still in its early versions. He completed his Bachelor of Architecture studies at what became known as CUNY/NYC College of Technology, where he also taught architectural history and computer-generated presentation drawing. He heads Helpern Architects’ technology committee, whose goal is to achieve quality design documents and efficient work through the proper use of CAD technology.
Guillen has been involved in the long-range restoration and expansion of Marble Collegiate Church [including its new organ and its new South Portal] and the mixed-use development potential for the adjacent property held by Marble; master plans for Collegiate School; and reports regarding the renovation of the UN’s Dag Hammarskjold Library. Current projects include the logistics for replacing 2,000 windows of a NYC-landmarked office building and design of an industrial complex in northern Manhattan.