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Architectural designer with 4+ years experience looking to broaden knowledge of design development and construction administration in preparation for licensure. Experience working on a variety of different project types, including retail, food service, hospitality, and K-12 educational. Very interested in design activism and design for disaster relief, volunteered extensively with Architecture for Humanity and other organizations. Fully bilingual (English and Spanish).
Studio 3 Architecture, Salem, OR, US, Intern Architect
University of Oregon in Portland, Portland, OR, US, Graduate Research Fellow
Research assistant to associate professor Nancy Cheng's "Shaping Light" project; created laser cut patters for 2D sheets that would be folded to create 3D forms to be used as sun-shading devices. Built day-lighting models and tested of a variety of shading devices, co-authored research paper on the subject that was be presented at the 100th ACSA Annual Meeting in Boston.
Worked on bringing more diversity to the university and School of Architecture and Allied Arts, thru exploring an affiliation with the National Organization of Minority Architects.
Assisted the school in preparation for NAAB accreditation review.
SWWB Architects, Ltd., Chicago, IL, US, Project Designer
Worked on multiple K-12 projects, both renovations and new construction, including a 42,000 SF LEED Silver elementary school addition. Participated in project and construction meetings. Responsible for updating product library.
GREC Architects LLC, Chicago, IL, US, Intern Architect
Major projects included a 125,000 SF LEED Silver middle school for Chicago Public Schools and a large scale luxury resort hotel at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Responsibilities included architectural design, interior design, landscape design, construction documents, construction specification, furniture and casework design, and code review. Coordinated information between various international consultants including interior designers, landscape designers, lighting designers, engineers (MEP, structural, utilities, civil), water feature designers, kitchen consultants, and audio visual consultants. Participated in site visits and construction meetings during construction.
Sarfatty Associates, Wilmette, IL, US, Intern Architect
Projects included small to mid-size commercial retail and food service tenant improvements, and small to mid-scale scale hospitality projects. Performed site analysis, code studies, space planning, schematic review, product coordination, construction specification, casework drawings, construction documents and permitting. Coordinated information between the various A/E/C disciplines including engineers, architects, contractors, subcontractors and owners.
University of Oregon in Portland, Portland, OR, US, MArch, Architecture
Studies focused on, among others, design for disenfranchised communities, disaster relief, urban architecture, sun-shading systems, and high performance building envelopes.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, Bachelors, Architecture
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Attended Paris/Florence Study Abroad - Spring Semester 2005
Activities and Societies: American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico - San Germán, San German, PR, US, Bachelors, Architecture
Consortium with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Presented "Folded Sun-Shades: from Origami to Architecture". Co-author with Nancy Cheng and Ashley Koger.
AIA Chicago Bridge Mentorship Program, Nomination
AIA Milwaukee Latino Architecture Exhibition, Other
Exhibitor; Equinox Skin Boat School
UWM SARUP Design Awards, Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention for Equinox Skin Boat School