I am a designer and graduate of the Masters of Architecture program at Rice University. I also hold a Bachelors of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. During my academic career, I gained professional experience working at Shigeru Ban Architects in Paris, France, and Bercy Chen Studio in Austin, Texas.
I believe that good design is the best that way our society can have a positive influence in our environment. I am passionate about nature and draw inspiration from the many relationships that humans have had in the past with their environment. I believe that our society needs to continually renovate its habits and customs in order to adapt to the changing environment, and I believe design can be the most effective way to instigate change in the proper direction.
Shigeru Ban Architects, Paris, FR, Competition Group Intern
Submitted winning design for Hafencity Water Towers Competition in Hamburg, Germany. Worked on the competition entry for a footbridge over the Peripherique of Paris. Managed construction documents for the headquarters of Tamedia Co in Switzerland. Assisted in the design proposal for a 30,000 sq ft pavilion for Google’s headquarters in California
Grupo Concord SA de CV, Mexico City, Development and Construction Intern
Collaborated in the design of a four-star hotel at the CostaBaja development in La Paz, Mexico. Analyzed construction documents to verify for consistencies and accuracy. Provided analyses and cost estimates for different projects ranging from refinancing construction loans, valorizing land, restructuring sales schemes, and developing new projects. Analyzed logistical challenges involved in CostaBaja’s bid to host the 34th America’s Cup
Cockrell School of Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, Department Tutor
Tutored undergraduate students in the Properties & Behaviors of Engineering Materials class. Organized and led group reviews and discussions. Administered class grades and assignments through the university’s BlackBoard system. Graded homework assignments.
Bercy Chen Studio LP, Austin, TX, US, Intern
Achieved enhanced communication between the designers and the interns through software effectiveness and efficiency testing. Learned new programs and communicated the knowledge with the designers. Implemented a better method of transmitting files: facilitated the transition of 3D Vectorworks computer files into the Maxwell rendering software. Drafted and detailed architectural plans. Performed graphic design of documents. Assembled presentations and proposals that directly represented the firm. Rendered and enhanced images for architectural projects. Verified consistencies between mechanical, structural, electrical, and architectural elements on drawings.
Rice University, Houston, TX, US, MArch, Master of Architecture
Margaret Everson-Fossi Fellowship nomination for best project in graduate studios
Rice University Scholarship Recipient
CONACYT (National Council of Science and Technology) Scholarship Recipient
John Crowder Memorial Traveling Fellowship Recipient
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, Bachelors, Architectural Engineering
EIT (Engineer in Training) Certification
TAMS Scholarship Recipient
Business Foundations Certificate from the McCombs School of Business
TAMS Scholarship, Scholarship
Tuition assistance given to Mexican students based on both need and merit.
Margaret Everson-Fossi Fellowship, Nomination
Fellowship given to the best project in Rice School of Architecture's graduate studios.
Rice University Scholarship, Scholarship
Scholarship given upon admission to students of high promise.
CONACYT Scholarship, Scholarship
CONACYT (National Council of Science and Technology) scholarships are awarded to students with high academic merit and promising career paths in the sciences and technologies.
Traveling fellowship from Rice University awarded to student with the strongest proposal.
Engineering Scholar, Award
Recognition for students with GPAs in the top 5%