Epilogue: Hernán Molina was a standout at architecture and tennis | Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — In his day, Hernán Molina played with some of the biggest stars in tennis. Bill Tilden, Jack Kramer and Tony Trabert knew Mr. Molina as an up-and-coming player, a former national 18-and-under champion in his native Argentina and a member of the national championship University of California at Berkeley team.

“He could go out on the court with any of them, he was that good,” said John McQuillen, a longtime doubles partner of Mr. Molina’s. “He could have turned pro but decided to be an architect. Pros didn’t make much money then.”

Mr. Molina would make a name for himself designing condominiums in South America and the Pinellas gulf beaches. The meticulous, hand-drawn plans still clutter his study, rolled up and stuffed into boxes beneath two shelves of tennis trophies. The alcove-sized room lies at the end of a hallway, an afterthought in the home he designed several years ago.

Please read on learn about my friend and help keep his memory alive. RIP Hernan, you were a many things to many people, but to me you will always be a great friend.

via Epilogue: Hernán Molina was a standout at architecture and tennis | Tampa Bay Times.

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I have over (24) years of Computer Aided Drafting & Design experience and over (16) years of IT experience. After graduating high school I attended a Technical College and earned an Associate Degree in Drafting & Design. I then enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico where I earned an A.S. in Civil Engineering Technologies. While attending the Univ. of Puerto Rico I worked as a freelance Drafter for a variety of architects and engineers. During my senior year I began to work for the firm Planning Management & Development in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Two years later I was offered the position at Mario Corsino & Associates, which later became InterGroup a medium size Civil Engineering, Architectural and Planning firm in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. At InterGroup I became assistant chief drafter where I was responsible for 20+ drafters & civil techs, and this is also where I began my IT training. In 2000 I decided to move to St. Petersburg, FL where I was hired as CAD Manager at Advanced Engineering & Design a small Civil Engineering firm established in 1998. Currently still employed by Advanced Engineering & Design I’m now the CAD/IT Manager. I have also continued to expand my knowledge base in both the IT & CADD fields through continued training, certifications, and attending Autodesk University. I’m currently an Autodesk Certified Professional proficient in AutoCAD, Civil 3D and various other Autodesk products. I have been the President of the Tampa Bay Autodesk Users Group (TBAUG) since late 2007 and a member of Autodesk Users Group International (AUGI) since 1996. I have an A.S. Degree in Computer Networking , a Bachelors of Applied Science in Technology Management and currently finishing work on my Masters in Computer Information Systems. I’m a licensed drafter in the US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. I hold certificates as a Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator, Cisco Networking Associate Professional and Linux Administrator.
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