I am a LEED AP and possess Bachelors in Architecture, with ten years of cumulative work experience in Switzerland, Canada, USA, India and Singapore in the fields of Architecture and 3D Animation/Renderings/Graphics.
My Objective is to work on practical projects that offer solutions and outcomes of benefit to society and culture. And celebrate design through learning every contextual aspect of the place and its people.
Specialties: LEED AP, Design Architect, Institutional & High-End Residential Project Design, Documentation and damage assessment, Conservation, 3D Architectural Renderings and Animation, Short-Films.
Below are the links to my academic and professional portfolio.
Ismael Leyva Architects, New York, NY, US, Job Captain
It was great experience to be a part of Executive Architects' team for Zaha Hadid's first commission in New York - a 21 storey High-end Residential Condominium adjacent to High Line Park. It started back in 2013 which is under construction now by Related Companies. The facade is finally getting wrapped up as seen in the pictures below which seemed the hardest of all incorporating it into design at that time, also binding it into glass facade that wrapped the interior spaces seamlessly. The idea of curves continued inside with its walls and ceilings which added to the complexity trying to hide all the MEP and ultra-modern features like automated blinds, heated floors and programmed scene lighting.
As a Job Captain I was responsible for developing Project Documents starting from SD, DD to 100% CD phase including feasibility studies, units' layouts for 2 BR+2.5 BA to 5 BR+6.5 BA with amenities, preparing AG (Attorney General) Plans, detailed Bathroom and Kitchen drawings package and interior packages. Please see below some of the works we performed as a team of 4 to 5 core members.
DDG, Baltimore, MD, US, Project Designer
I was Involved in delivering creative design solutions for large scale retail mall project in Jakarta, Indonesia, called Bintaro Jaya X-Change Mall which is now open to public.
As a life style center it offers Ice Skating Arena, and outdoor dining experience by bamboo groove like canopy structure and musholla too.
The Bintaro Jaya Xchange development refers to an Ecommunity (Ecology Community) concept that promotes and encourages an environmentally friendly lifestyle both in the development of the physical and the social environment through the activities of the Bintaro Jaya community.
Space Matrix, Singapore, SG, Design Architect
Project Leader for High-end Villas & Studios at Butterfly Valley, Limuru, Kenya
Presentation short film concept & vision for Adajan Bus Terminal, Surat, India
H2L2 Architects Planners, Philadelphia, PA, US, Intern Acrhitect / 3D Graphic Artist
Construction Drawings using REVIT for Temple University Sports Facility Expansion & Renovation.
Concept 3D Rendering using Autodesk Maya & REVIT for variety of projects including TD Bank, Sky Tower-Philadelphia, Organization of American States - DC and Temple University.
3D Modelling & structure design exercise for Al Reem, Abu Dhabi Bridge design concepts.
Stantec, Formerly Burt Hill, Ahmedabad, India, Architect & 3D Environmental Artist
Genesis by Compose
Tamilnadu Assembly Hall
Taylor Hazell Architects, Toronto, ON, CA, Intern Architect
Casa Loma - Restoration & Addition - Site Survey & Damage assessment, material research
Access to Ossgoode Hall Court House - Site Survey, measure drawings, ADA Code design implication for entire building, Demolition drawings & working drawings
SAM Architekten und Partner, Zürich, CH, Internship
Kunthaus (Art Museum) Zurich - Renovation & Addition - site survey, documentation, space planning, model making
Bungalow Design for single family, Bottmingen - 1:20 scale model making, presentation drawing
International Technological University (ITU), San Jose, CA, US, Masters, General MBA
Study of management as a unique function applicable to all types of endeavors which involve the coordination of people and material resources toward given objectives. Concentration on International Business, Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and development of sound decision-making abilities for a dynamic business environment and leadership in modern organization in context of rapidly changing world.
International Academy of Design & Technology, Toronto, ON, CA, Post Graduation in 3D Computer Animation in Post Production
CEPT University, Ahmedabad, IN, BArch, Architecture
ETH Zürich, Zürich, Exchange Program
Object Semester with Prof. J I Luis Mateo
Surface System workshop: Model making on Milling machine using Surf-Cam & Maya
Eurocon Tile Award, 1st Place
Best Final Year Thesis Project at CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India
Bai Dayakaur Endowment Prize, 1st Place
Best Aggregate in Final Year Studio at CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India