Pablo Osorio

Pablo Osorio

Los Angeles, CA, US


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I am Pablo Osorio, and I enclose a brief professional background statement.


I approach my profession meticulously, and it is evident in my problem solving methods and design processes. My experience, research, and passion for architecture make me an imaginative, sensitive, and competent design professional.


My work expresses architectural and environmental sensibility, creative attentiveness, and my effort to gradually improve our quality of life. I implement the best of my design, practical, and technological abilities to each project. I make an effort to keep a continuous dialogue with clients and design team developing sound theoretical premises to support the design processes. I apply these ideas to my work complementing them with extensive research. I have acquired a wide-ranging knowledge through my studies and experience.


My design process explores methods of solving aesthetic, theoretical, and technical problems unique to each building. I have worked for small and large design offices. Initially, I work for a small structural engineering firm for over 4 years becoming a structural project detailer. Following, I work for architecture offices designing medium to large size buildings in California, Nevada and China. They include programming and renovation of existing buildings, new hotels and mixed-used towers, and design-built college campus science buildings. I am involved in multiple stages of the design and construction process. It includes structural detailing, cost estimating, product design, robotic and CNC fabrication, programming and space planning, schematic design, design development, construction documents, and project management. I have also worked independently, and I have worked for design and architecture firms as an independent design consultant.


I am educated in a variety of design schools. I am born in 1978, and I graduate in 1996 from ITC Technology Magnet High School with emphasis on drafting and design in Bogotá, Colombia. Thereafter, I attend schools in California. I graduate from Mt. SAC with an Associate of Fine Arts in 2003. I transfer to Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design. I graduate with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2007. Following, I receive a Master of Design Research Studies from SCI-Arc in 2012. I graduate from its ESTm post-professional program focusing my studies in design and research implementing robotics, materials, software, and media to explore their possible applications into innovative architecture and construction.


Following, you may find my résumé so that you may review my qualifications.


Independent Design Consultant, Venice, CA, US, PROJECT ARCHITECT

As an independent design consultant, I am in charge of overseeing, coordinating, and aiding the overall design of three projects: UP the Bloc in LA, Ronkonkoma Parks and Rides in NY, and Project 900 in Shanghai. The team’s task is to research new technologies and to propose creative design ideas back to our clients. Our approach explores feasible innovative and unconventional design ideas dealing with underutilized space and urban density.

Sep 2013 - Feb 2014

stenforSlAssociates Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, PROJECT DESIGNER

I work on the renovation of the Jules Stain Eye Institute building. It is a science and research building for the University of California Los Angeles, in Westwood. I am in charge of producing and managing Peer Review packages evaluated by UCLA Capital Programs and Richard Meier Architects, Los Angeles. Also, I am in charge of coordinating its new design following a three-dimensional modular unit. I work on schematic design and design development. I am also involved in BIM and 3D modeling, product and material research, and developing details.

Feb 2013 - Sep 2013

Quatro Design Group, Los Angeles, CA, US, SENIOR DESIGNER - DESIGNER

I am part of the design team working on design-built project competitions for college campuses in California. The projects are generally medium to large size classroom, science and administration buildings for the Los Angeles Community Colleges District and the Los Angeles Unified School District. As senior designer, I am involved in preliminary programming studies, design research, BIM and 3D modeling, final presentation, and project coordination. I work on schematic design, design development, and construction documents. I am involved in LEED accreditation procedures. In addition, I prepare design proposals for clients developing small community projects for non-profit organizations and affordable housing developers in East Los Angeles.

Dec 2008 - Apr 2011


I am part of the design team working on hospitality and mixed-use towers projects in the US and China. Most projects are massive structures with large programs. I am involved in space programming and interior design. I work on public and private areas as well as their custom furniture and hardware. Additionally, I produce photo realistic 3D renderings for all projects assigned to me as part of the design process. I coordinate information with consultants and manufactures. Also, I work on schematic design, design development and construction documents.

Oct 2006 - Nov 2008

Stantec, Anaheim, CA, US, JOB CAPTAIN

I am part of the technical team working on commercial projects. In addition, I am involved in getting construction permits including getting Conditional Use Permits for commercial projects in California. I produce design development and construction documents. Also, I am in charge of coordinate with consultants documents and drawings. In addition, I prepare preliminary design packages researching information including site analysis, fee estimating, and building code analysis.

Feb 2005 - Sep 2006


Under the direct direction of office principal and civil engineer Howard Azimi, I produce shop drawings including plans, elevations, and sections for the manufacturing and placing of reinforcing steel bars (rebar). These plans are to be used in conjunction with structural and architectural drawings. Some projects include power plants, parking structures, schools, and hotels. Also I help estimating these jobs.

Feb 2001 - Jan 2005


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, MASTER OF DESIGN RESEARCH STUDIES

SCI-Arc's Emerging Systems, Technologies & Media post-professional program, leading to the award of a Master of Design Research in Emerging Systems and Technologies|Media (M.DesR/ESTm), is a rigorous, experimental post-professional degree program focused on data-based and physical investigations into the rapidly evolving fields of digital design, innovative fabrication methodologies and new building systems. The program is positioned as a leading center for advanced research into emerging materials, robotics and sustainable engineering.

Focused on the status of architectural design within the context of rapidly evolving digital design, fabrication, and material technologies, the ESTm program cultivates live prototyping, original scholarship, and design investigations. Operating as an innovation center and design research laboratory, the ESTm program works in partnership with a wide range of industry and institutional leaders.

Jun 2011 - Sep 2012

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, BArch, BACHELORS OF ARCHITECTURE

The Bachelor of Architecture degree is offered in a five-year curriculum, which focuses on the design laboratory. The studio sequence consists of four segments: a three-year basic core, a four quarter group of topic studios taken jointly by fourth and fifth year students, a fourth year urban design studio and a culminating senior project. Lecture classes in Architecture Theory and History, Human Behavior, Programming, Sustainability, Building Technology, Structures, Codes and Digital Media are closely coordinated with the studio sequence, and students are expected to demonstrate their knowledge of these areas in their design projects.

Jun 2003 - Jun 2007

Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA, US, ASSOCIATES OF FINE ARTS

The visual arts lead to many directions for specialization. The road to any of these areas starts with what is considered THE CORE.

THE CORE: Drawing, Two Dimensional Design, Three Dimensional Design, Life Drawing, Painting

The goals of specialization follow THE CORE and include: Fine Art, Drawing, Life Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Exhibition Design.

Jun 1999 - May 2003


Design Submission at Changing the Face 2013 - THE ROTUNDA AT WARSAW - HUMAN LINES, Other

THE ROTUNDA AT WARSAW - HUMAN LINES: Design entry for “Changing the Face” international design competition sponsored by Architizer and DuPont Building Innovations.


2013 Design-Build Project Awards, Award

LOS ANGELES MISSION COLLEGE EAST CAMPUS COMPLEX: The Pankow-Quatro Design Group Design-Build Team wins The National Design-Build Award in the category of Educational Facilities


Shortlisted Project - Moscow International Film Festival 2012 at the New Pushkinsky Cinema Pushkin Square, Moscow, RU, Other

Proposal shortlisted

2011 - This winter, we announced a design competition in conjunction with DuPont™, The Union of Russian Architects, YEM, and Karo Film: a brief to re-think Moscow's classic Pushinsky Cinema, a local landmark and prototype for all post-war performance halls in Russia. Marred by years of neglect, the cinema is a focal point in resurgence of design in the city.


DLF Lesley Wheel Memorial Scholarship award, 2nd Place

The Lesley Wheel Memorial Scholarship encourages students to pursue a career in lighting with a better understanding of how to manipulate light. Students must design and build a functioning fixture that meets a loose set of criteria. Fixtures are then judged on aesthetics, performance, and clarity of concept.


Jean Roth Driskel Scholarship Award, 1st Place

The JRD scholarships are annually awarded to two students: one a local Community College student and one a local University student in recognition of their dedication, enthusiasm and ability in the field of architecture. Nominated by their schools, the Community College student candidate must have been accepted to an NAAB accredited program for a first professional architectural degree. The university student candidate must be in their penultimate year of an NAAB accredited program for a first professional architectural degree.


Scholarship competition, sponsored by the CCCSFAAA, California, 2nd Place

Scholarship awarded by the CCCSFAAA


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