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Edgalia Leandro

Edgalia Leandro

Caracas, VE

 

About 

Architect from Universidad Simón Bolívar. Honorable Mention in thesis project about ‘Resilient cities: socio-ecological exploration of urban resiliency during natural disasters’. I'm interested in the development of projects of adaptive reuse, urban landscape and restoring areas in decay. Also, I'm interested in international cooperation and learning architecture through local practices.

Architect in FB Ingenieria y Proyectos. Experience in construction in Venezuela and Panama. Interior design, development of architectural plans and sections. 3D Modeling and rendering. Developing raw materials assessments and construction budgets. Designed projects for a variety of restaurants, banks and important companies. Contributed with new digital fabrication practices using Rhino. Created and became manager of the social interface & media of the company. Redesigned the company portfolio.

 

Architectural Researcher in Terreform ONE, developing a graduate project. Engaged in social and ecological explorations of urban transformation within  contexts of severe climate dynamism. Created solutions to alleviate storm impact, re-purposing spaces towards environmental adaptation in the communities of Midland Beach & Ocean Breeze in Staten Island, NYC. Worked in the Bio City Wall Map of 11 Billion, official selection of the 2014 Venice Biennale, Netherlands Architecture Institute and the Ontario College of Architecture & Design.

 

Academic Experience developing urban scale projects in Caracas, Prague and New York. Building human scale objects in Caracas and Barcelona. From digitally crafted ideas for a skin to be used in a facade, to the design and conceptualization of the ideal tropical city.

Employment 

FB Ingenieria y Proyectos, Caracas, VE, Architect

Construction in Venezuela and Panamá. Design projects for a variety of restaurants, banks and international companies. Elaborate architecture plans, sections and construction details. 3D modeling in Sketchup and Revit. Contributed with new digital fabrication practices using Rhino. Create construction budgets and organize raw material. Creator and manager of the social interface and media of the company. Redesigned the company portfolio.

Jul 2014 - current
 

Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural Researcher

Graduate project. Engaged in social and ecological explorations of urban transformation within contexts of severe climate dynamism. Created solutions to alleviate storm impact, re-purposing spaces towards environmental adaptation in the communities of Midland Beach & Ocean Breeze in Staten Island, NYC. Worked in the Bio City Map of 11 Billion, official selection of the 2014 Venice Biennale and displayed in the Rotterdam Architecture Institute in the Netherlands and the Ontario College of Architecture and Design in Canada.

Sep 2013 - Feb 2014
 

Education 

Universidad Simon Bolivar, caracas, MArch, Architect

Studies in architecture focused in urban planning and landscaping. The final thesis project, ‘Resilient cities: socio-ecological exploration of urban resiliency during natural disasters’ was tutored by Arch. Maria Aiolova from Terreform ONE and Arch. Rafael Madrid from MZ Architecture was awarded with honors.

Sep 2007 - Jul 2014
 

Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, CZ, Exchange

Exchange student program based in excellency in architecture studies. The coursework included design studios which worked with local adaptive reuse of an abandoned Gothic building to be tuned into a hotel. Another studio worked with urban interventions to improve regions affected by climate change and floods in Prague.

Courses taken:
Landscape Architecture Design Studio with Henry Hanson & Martin Barry
Adaptive Re-use Design Studio with Petr Suske & Marek Tichy
Landscape Architecture: Technology
Urban Planning: Strategical and Spatial Planning
History of Architecture: Modern Architecture
3dsMax Basic and Advanced
Czech Language Course

Aug 2011 - Jul 2012
 

Awards 

Diplomacy Award, Award

Award given by the Harvard World Model of United Nations for representing Sudan in the African Union at WorldMUN Seoul 2015

2015
 

Exceptional Thesis, Honorable Mention

Excellency award for the thesis ‘Resilient cities: socio-ecological exploration of urban resiliency during natural disasters’

2014
 

Honorable Mention, Honorable Mention

Award given by the Harvard National Model of United Nations for representing Japan in the Disarmament and International Security Committee at HNMUN Boston 2012

2012
 

International Student Exchange, Scholarship

Exchange student program based in excellency in architecture studies. Awarded through evaluation of GPA and academic resume, to attend the Czech Technical University in Prague to pursue Master Architecture level studies.

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills