Jesús García Álvarez

Jesús García Álvarez

New York, NY, US


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I am young architect able to fit very well in new environments and with no difficulties in adapting to new contexts.
I am extremely willing to learn new practices, with professional curiosity and enthusiasm. 
I am capable to approach projects with great passion and motivation, listening the guidelines and working on my own initiative.
I am a good team player thanks to excellent problem-solving skills and determination in achieving goals.




Manage 40-ac apple tree cultivation with 4 permanent workers and 10 varieties of local apple cider. I am in charge of daily decision making as well as in direct contact with different an agronomist. I am currently designing a 15-ac extension for the next 2 years

• Accounting, management, legal aspects, human resources, general contracting

May 2014 - current

MODU (formerly Phu Hoang Office and Rachely Rotem Studio), New York, NY, US, Designer

Designed “Air Wave,” the main installation for the Beaux Arts Ball event organized by the Architectural League New York

• Project development, graphic production and construction

Sep 2015 - Sep 2015

AH asociados, Pamplona, ES, intern architect

Developed the 400-ac urban master plan with 9,000 residential units for the new high speed rail station and surroundings in Pamplona

• Project development and implementation of urban and landscaping design

Feb 2014 - Jul 2014

University of Navarra, Pamplona, ES, Intern Researcher.

Director: José María Ordeig Corsini
Developing researches about urban planning and urban design in Spanish cities.

• Research focuses on the potential for sustainable, multi-modal development around existing suburban commercial areas. Connectivity, obstacles, design shortcomings and pedestrian network

Sep 2012 - Jun 2013

Estudio Aire, Rosario, Argentina, Intern Architect

Managing director: Juan Germán Guardatti
Developing international competitions in the Middle East (Abu Dhabi). General project and team management
• Site supervisor of concrete structure in residential building >8 floors. FEL (Fideicomiso Edificio Laprida)
• Project development and production. Enlargement coordinator. AG house
• Interior Design and Landscape sub-consultant coordinator. Paris Store
• Direct participation in structural analysis. FEL
• General contracting, legal aspects, expert reports. VQV assembly hall

Jun 2012 - Sep 2012


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Advanced Architectural Design

Overall, the program emphasizes an experimental approach to research and architectural design rigorously grounded in multiple, complex realities. Specifically, the program seeks to:

1. Address the challenges and possibilities of global urbanization by exploring the city—and its architecture—in all its forms.

2. Engage in a complex definition of architecture, from the questioning of the program to the formulation of design strategies.

3. Produce architectural objects—both digital and physical—which reflect an open, critical engagement both with new and existing technologies.

4. Articulate architecture as a cultural practice that combines critical thought, design experimentation, and ethical responsibilities in an interdisciplinary milieu.

5. Activate a wide debate on the contemporary conditions that critically affect the course of the discipline and the profession.

Mar 2015 - current

University of Florence, Florence, IT, MArch, Exchange program

Exchange program attending for a landscape program.

Sep 2013 - current

University of Navarra, Pamplona, ES, MArch, Architecture

6-year architecture degree.

Sep 2008 - current

University of Navarra, Pamplona, ES, Urban Planning. Minor degree

Minor degree program in urban planning. 1 out of 2 years completed

Sep 2012 - Jun 2013


Campus Develop Forum. Finalist, Nomination

International Architecture Competition (450 participants), to design the EHL's (Ecole Hotêlière de Lausanne) new campus in Lausanne, Switzerland organized by the EHL itself and Richter • Dahl Rocha & Associés (

Program: 45.000 m2


Desert Vila. International competition. Private house . Winner project (Abu Dhabi), 1st Place

Working in Estudio Aire office. Direct participation in General Project and Team Management.


Research Group. University of Navarra. Urban analysis, Other

Tutor: Nico Larco (Univ.Oregon) Urbanism Department Pamplona, Spain

Research focuses on the impact of a building on its urban environment, the potential for sustainable transformative redevelopment of suburbia as an adaptation to sociological shifts


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