Alvaro Alvarez

Alvaro Alvarez

New York City


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Born in San Diego, CA and lived in Tijuana, Mexico, I would cross the border daily, always being exposed to two parallel, yet distinct worlds divided by a frontier.

My convictions about architecture have been in continuous change, more so now during my undergraduate studies. What remains constant is my interest in the potential of space design to leave a memorable impression on people who occupy and dwell in it, particularly in the hotel industry. I want to erase the border between architecture and hospitality and let the visitors remember a single night stay that will remain in their minds for years.

With enough working experience in a hotel banquets department, participation in a hospitality design competition, and event/design planning for a 150-guest count dinner, I am enthusiastically seeking different ways to understand the complex structure of the hotel industry.


Rockwell Group, New York City, Design Intern

Architecture studio intern. Worked on multiple hospitality projects in London, Chicago, Cotai, and New York City. I started drafting construction details for furniture, and quickly moved on to photo-shopping and 3D modeling alongside project designers.

Sep 2014 - Dec 2014

Amorphica, Tijuana, Mexico, Design Intern

Designed public spaces in low-income, high-crime rate community of Camino Verde, in Tijuana, Mexico.
Researched construction technologies and built low-cost, sustainable parasol.

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

Bustamante Business Center, Baja California, Mexico, Real Estate Intern

Created investment portfolio for suspended hotels and condominiums in Baja California coast.
Communicated with government representatives and bankers to improve regional tourism.

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

Guillot Arquitectos, Tijuana, Mexico, Design Intern

Performed site, square footage, precedent, and program analysis for an auto and motorcycle dealership project.

Worked on residential and commercial projects at various design phases with different 2D and 3D software.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2010 - current

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