4/30/2010

Ricardo Librero. Curriculum Vitae Sumary. English


I. Personal information
First name(s) / Surname(s): Ricardo Librero.
Address: C/ Quevedo 76. Ent.A. Gijón. 33204. Asturias. Spain.
Mobile: +34 687878801
E-mail:
ladoverde@gmail.com
Nationality: Spanish
Date of birth:
10/02/1963
Gender: Male
Nº Children: 2
Driving licence(s): C, B
Web page:
http://www.ladoverde.blogspot.com/; www.usuarios.multimania.es/ladoverde/



II. Occupational field:
Landscape architecture, Project Manager

III. Profession:


Landscape architect.
Asociación Española de Paisajistas A.E.P. member nº 713. (Spanish section of European Federation of Landscape Architecture). 



IV. Awards.
 

• The American Garden of the Universal Exhibition of Seville 1992 (Expo´92) as "Andalusian historical heritage" by the Andalusian cataloging. Declared BIC with only 17 years of life in 2009.
• The Atlantic Botanical Garden as "Best garden of the year 2004" award given by the Association of friends of the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid.
• Winner of the contest for Master Plan of Botanical Atlántic Garden of Gijón. Collective project with TAU-Noriega, INGENIA-qed and INDUROT. January 2000.
• The Matalascañas Dune Park International Competition. Finalist. Associated to Ingenia SA. 1997
• Winner of the contest for Hospital Huercal-Overa. Associated to HUARTE Company and AEI (architecture and computer graphics) developing green zones and urbanization irrigation. 
• 1st. Prize competition for the design of the garden of Flower Show 88. Brighton Center. Borough of Brighton. England. 1987
• 1st. Prize "Gardens of Greeting Competition". International Section Award. Collective project. Borough of Brighton. England. 1987.

 


V. Work experience

Dates 15/04/2003 - 14/04/2010 

Occupation or position held: Department manager, landscape architect.
Main activities and responsibilities:

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Landscape Architecture.
-Technical Director. 
-Head of Management of Conservation and Maintenance.
-Author of landscape architecture project and Project manager of Botanical Garden, including restoration of historic garden of XIX Century. Budget 4 Million (10 Ha). Execution in 4 months.

-Quality Director. ISO 9001 EMAS.
-Award: Best Garden Year 2004. 
Name and address of employer: Jardín Botánico Atlántico. Av. Jardín Botánico, 33394 Gijón. Asturias (Spain).
References: http://www.botanicoatlantico.com/ Ana Casino (Director), Alvaro Bueno (Hortus Curator) abueno@uniovi.es . Tf:+34985130713
Type of business or sector: Public Company. Botanic Garden.


Dates 01/02/1997 - 15/04/2003
Occupation or position held:
Director and chief executive. Landscape architect.

Main activities and responsibilities:
-Director of Projects and Construction.
-Landscape projects for Resorts, Botanical Gardens,

-Thematic Parks and Environmental Projects. Award: Best practices of Seaside. (Government of County of Cadiz.).  
-Working with some of main engineers and architects in Spain: Cruz y Ortiz architects, TYPSA, SETI, etc..
-Consulter of international projects: Master Plan University Abha (Arabia Saudi) or International Exhibition of Hanover.
Name and address of employer: Ladoverde (Landscape architecture, design and Works, sl). 41008 Sevilla (Spain).  

References: Daniel Giaroli (architect). Aplus arquitectos, diseño y paisajismo, SL. danielgiaroli@gmail.com
Type of business or sector: Professional, Scientific And Technical Activities

Dates 01/01/1994 - 01/02/1997
Occupation or position held: Director and chief executive.

Main activities and responsibilities:
-Director of Green Areas Division.
-Landscape architect and Director Manager.

Project of 9.500 Ha..
-Assistant to project manager for Los Millares Golf @Country clubs (Hyatt International). Project not executed. More than 100 workers

Name and address of employer: Los Millares Agropecuaria y Medioambiente, SA. Finca los Millares. Villanueva Castillejos. Huelva. (Spain) (a Hirschman Company)
Type of business or sector: Agriculture, Forestry And Fishing


Dates 01/01/1993 - 01/06/1993
Occupation or position held: Department manager.  

Main activities and responsibilities:
-Landscape architecture and environmental projects, for natural areas like Natural Park of Doñana.

-Ecological projects for Golf courses.
Name and address of employer: Ajaraca, s,l. Pilas. Sevilla. Spain.

Type of business or sector: Construction and Environment.

Dates 01/10/1990 - 30/10/1992
Occupation or position held: Department manager. Landscape architect.
Main activities and responsibilities:

-Coordination, Design and Direction of Landscape projects. 
-Landscape architect member of Departments of Design and Project Manager in Department of Infrastructure and Forestry.
-Coordination of quality technicians and landscape contractors (more than 200 workers in 7 companies.)
 Budget 12 Million € in landscape works.
Landscape construction in 24 months.
Name and address of employer:
Universal Exhibition of Seville 1992. (UTE Expo´92), Isla de la Cartuja s/n, Sevilla. (Spain).

Type of business or sector: Public Administration.

Dates 01/10/1987 - 30/09/1990
Occupation or position held: Higher professional education teacher.

Main activities and responsibilities: Head of Studies and teacher of Gardening School. Member of Landscape architecture team responsible of the Restoration of Quinta los Molinos Historic Park project.
Name and address of employer: Gardening School Quinta Los Molinos. Council of Madrid.
Av. Aragón. S/n, Madrid. (Spain)

Type of business or sector: Public Administration. Education

Dates 01/07/1987 - 31/10/1987
Occupation or position held: Landscape architect assistant, gardener, horticultural and nursery grower (training practices).
Main activities and responsibilities:
Training landscape technician in different department of Parks & Recreations of Brighton. Designer of Flower Show 1988,
Award: Winner of Garden of Greeting Competition 1987. International Section
(collective project, in representation of Barcelona City).
Name and address of employer: Parks & Recreation Dpt..
Borough of Brighton (England)
Type of business or sector: Public Administration.

Dates 01/07/1986 - 30/10/1986
Occupation or position held: Foreman of production of ornamental seeds.
Main activities and responsibilities:
Control of Ornamental Seed Production.
Name and address of employer: Clause Ibérica Producción. SA.
Vélez Málaga. Malaga. (Spain).
Type of business or sector: Agriculture, Forestry And Fishing


VI. Education and training

Dates 01/10/1999 - 30/06/2000
Title of qualification awarded: University Expert in Design & Management of Landscape.
Principal subjects / occupational skills covered:
Landscape architecture, Environmental Management, Rural and Urban development.
Name and type of organization providing education and training:
Senior Management College (Complutense University of Madrid.)
Campus Universitario. Moncloa., Madrid. (Spain).
Level in national or international classification:
University Expert / ISCEB 5B

Dates 15/09/1984 - 30/06/1987
Title of qualification awarded: Higher Technical in Green Spaces.
Principal subjects / occupational skills covered:
Landscape architecture projects, History. Biology, Horticulture Technical, Pruning, Design, Composition, Drawing, Management of public and private parks, Management of companies.
Name and type of organization providing education and training: College of Gardening and Landscape Rubio i Tuduri.
(Council of Barcelona). Park of Monjouit., Barcelona (Spain)
Level in national or international classification: Higher Technician / ISCED 5B

Dates 01/10/1985 - 30/06/1986 

Title of qualification awarded: Soil Science apply to Gardening
Principal subjects / occupational skills covered:
Class of Soils, Nutrients, Laboratory techniques.
Name and type of organization providing education and training: Biologic College
(University of Barcelona). Barcelona. Spain.

Level in national or international classification: ISCED 5B

Dates 10/09/1983 - 30/06/1984
Title of qualification awarded: Foreman specialist in Field Pest.
Principal subjects / occupational skills covered:
Biology and Technical Management of Field Pest, Plant pathology, Safety technical.
Name and type of organization providing education and training: Foreman College of Agriculture Cortijo de Cuarto
. Ministry of Agriculture. Cortijo de Cuarto. Bellavista, Sevilla. Spain.
Level in national or international classification: Foreman Specialist /ISCED 4.

Dates 1984 - 2009
Title of qualification awarded: Complementary Formation
Principal subjects / occupational skills covered: 

Courses of: ISO 9001-2000, Workers Safety, Design, Projects, Horticulture, Rural Development, Urban design, Tree Pruning, etc.
Name and type of organization providing education and training: Different Universities and Professional Courses.

Level in national or international classification: ISCED 4-5B


VII. Social skills and competences 


-Team Spirit and good ability to adapt to multicultural teams, gained through my work experience in EXPO´92 Seville in the coordination of our landscape project with the architect teams of 111 countries. 
-Good communication skills acquired though my experience as teacher, conferences and my theater experience in Primary and Secondary School.
-Good spirit to participate and to learn of new experiences and knowledge.


VIII. Organizational skills and competences
 

-Leadership, currently responsible for teams small or big ones in function of the job. 
-Good experience in start project and team organizations. 
-Good experience in organization, logistic and quality control of different companies and teams involved in a same project.
-Sense of team, involving all workers in their importance for success of the project.


IX. Technical skills and competences


-Quality Control Process. Responsible for the implementation of ISO 9001-2000 and EMAS (Environmental European Certificate), Disable People and Elder People Facilities in my last job that was the first Spanish botanic garden with these certificate.
-Good knowledge of physiologic plant answered, managed the plantation of more than 100.000 big trees and palm trees in all kind of natural and artificial environment.
-Good sense to join the budget and desires of client with the possibilities of space and time of development.
 

X. Computer skills and competences
 

Good command of:
-MS Office tools: Word, Excel, Project, Access, Power point, Publisher.

-CAD: AutoCAD, Bricscad V10, Landcad, Google Sketch Up 7.
-Measurements and budget software: Menfis 7, Presto 8.
-Graphic design: Paint Shop Pro, Freehand MX, Adobe Photoshop.
-Planning: MS Project, Gantt Project, Open project. 


Medium level:  
Linux, SIG and Utilities. Open to learn new software.


XI. Artistic skills and competences
 

Drawing, writing, design of objects.


XII. Other skills and competences


-I am very interested in the study of alternative energies and solutions for Climate Change. I try to recycled and save the ornamental and drainage water to irrigation in my projects.
-I like the history and evolution of human ideas, to travel and to see new cultures and technologies to make life easier. My favourite sport is swimming.


XIII. Additional information

Books:
-Landscape architects: The garden of the Americas. Ed. horticulture. 1994.

-Publication papers of Atlantic Botanical Garden. Caribbean tropical botanical biome project. Gijón. 2005.

Articles: 
-The Atlantic Botanic Garden. The deconstruction of the landscape. The Spanish Association of Arboriculture magazine. N. 50. Dec. 2007. 
-Terrace in Madrid. Nuevo Estilo magazine. Special gardens. 2000.
 -Environmental restoration project Chiclana Lakes. 2000. The Spanish Association of Arboriculture magazine. N. 24. Year 2000.
 -Central Park. The origins of the urban park. Landscape architecture magazine. Nº 6. Ed. Horticulture. April 1993.

Communication:
 -The Mero River, Landscape project. A Coruña- XII. Congress Arboriculture. October 2008.
 -VII Simpósio da Jardins Botânicos Associaçao Ibero-Macaronesian. Mafra da Ajuda, Lisbon, 2002.

TV and Radio Programs:
 - RTPA. (Asturias government TV). "De tarde" and "Con dos de azucar" magazines. Gardening collaboration. 2007-2010.
 -Radio Realidad. Seville. 1986


XIV. Annexes

Interview TV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPGB22ADlIk


Note: References supplied on request.

June 2010

Ricardo Librero