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Gonzalo Padilla Villamizar

Gonzalo Padilla Villamizar

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

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About 

Employment 

Gehry Partners, LLP, Los Angeles Ca, Designer

- Work focused on the design and development of the Philadelphia
Museum of Art Expansion project.
-Responsibilities:
- Design of the Forum Space Ceeling and adjecent retail stores.
- Fabrication of a 6’x8’x6’ presentation model of the Level “C” Galleries
Design Proposal.
- Assisted on the Landscape Design for the outdoor “City Window”.
- Construction of large and small scale study models for multiple projects
including Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and Bilbao.
- Documentation of models and material research.

Mar 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Tighe Architecture, Santa Monica, CA, US, Architecture Intern

- Work focused on the design and development of and office complex in
North Hollywood, Ca.
-Responsibilities:
- Schematic Design and development of the overall building scheme.
- Design of the buildings exterior corrugated metal skin system.
- Material Research and Structural Engineer Consultations.
- 3D modeling of the Structure for renderings.
- Producing Design Development Drawing Packages.
- Other work focused on the production of construction drawings for
multiple house renovation projects.

Oct 2011 - Dec 2011
 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Teaching Assistant for Fabrications and Delineations 2

Provided design and software support that included advance 3D modeling techniques in Rhinoceros 4.0 as well as the creation, editing and presentationof drawings that included the use of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

Jan 2011 - May 2011
 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Fabrication Shop Assistant

Assisted in the use of shop equipment including: table saws, band saws, and laser cutters, as well as in the maintenance of the shop equipment.

May 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Education 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles California, Masters, Master of Design Research

SCI-Arc's post-professional program Emerging Systems, Technologies & Media, leading to the award of a Master of Design Research degree, is a rigorous, experimental 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. It is open to applicants who have already completed a professional degree in Architecture, or its equivalent abroad.

Oct 2013 - Oct 2014
 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

- Bachelor of Architecture | Graduated with Distinction | GPA: 3.9

- Merit Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Project that studied the creation of continuity between incongruent elements by colliding formal and fluid geometries though the intervention of a
Gothic Cathedral.

Aug 2009 - Oct 2012
 

Institute Arts Caracas, Caracas, VE, Revit Architecture

Autodek Certification for accelerated training in Revit Architecture 2011.

Jul 2011 - Jul 2011
 

Broward College, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, Associated in Arts Degree

-Associate in Arts Degree | Graduated with Highest Honors | GPA: 4.0

-Five times President List for outstanding academic performance.

-Member of Honors Institute for academically talented students.

-Member of Honors Society Phi Theta Kappa which encourages the development and personal growth of outstanding students and emerging leaders.

May 2007 - May 2009
 

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo [MARCO], Monterrey, MX, Art Studio

-Art Studio Focusing on hand drawing techniques using multiple medias including charcoal, pastels, and watercolors.

Mar 2007 - Mar 2007
 

Awards 

Merit Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Project, Award

2012
 

Publication: Sucker Punch Daily, Honorable Mention

DrawDel Strands: An Experiment in the oscillation of materiality publised on online architecture blog.

2012
 

Publication: eVolo, Honorable Mention

DrawDel Strands: An Experiment in the oscillation of materiality publised on online architecture blog.

2012
 

Publication: SCI-Arc's Magazine Issue 005, Honorable Mention

Thesis Project "Seamless Incongruence" publish on SCI-Arc's Magazine Issue 005 highlighting outstanding thesis projects.

2012
 

Studio Project with Eric Owen Moss “Reverse Excavation” Selected for sixth annual end of the year Spring Show., Honorable Mention

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

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