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Leah Cabrera

Leah Cabrera

Guatemala City, GT

 

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About 

I was born and raised in the small paradisiac country of eternal spring, GUATEMALA. A country of high contrast, strong identity but above all a land of diversity. I am an enthusiastic, dynamic person who is eager to learn new things and seeks to work in interesting, creative and innovative projects.

I’m an architect graduated from Francisco Marroquín University in Guatemala City, class of 2011. Among my professional interest are design strategies, interior design, visualisation and design in it´s various scales, ranging from construction detailing to urban planning. I strongly believe that it is through the coordination and collaboration that a creative, original well designed product can be obtained, where each participant plays a key role in the final product. I’m convinced that design can shape and improve the quality of life of human beings and its surroundings.

Besides design I have a strong passion for travelling, learning about diversity, cultures and meeting new people along the way. I’ve currently found a new interest in documenting my on-going travel experiences through writing. Also, I enjoy documenting data and creating graphic material to illustrate and share my interests, thoughts and adventures. I believe that in every country, culture and person there is world to know which can open new possibilities and ways of thinking. 

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Elsewhere:

Employment 

Stapati, Calicut, Kerala, India, Architect

Architect and designer.
Responsibilities ranged from graphic to architectural design.

Jun 2012 - current
 

KGA (Karan Grover & associates), Baroda, Gujarat, India, Architect

Architect, designer and research.

Nov 2011 - May 2012
 

Ortiz&Cabrera, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Freelance Architect

Self Employed.

Design and supervision for family beach House at Puerto San Jose, Guatemala. The project consisted of and addition to an existing house. The new areas included social & relaxing spaces. The design had to respect the original design while adding new ideas to meet the clents expectations. We worked as an intermediate with the client, vendors and the constructor. We were handed in the responsibility of the design and execution of the overall construction. This included budget and regulations management, sourcing of materials, managing construction workers and site visits.

Design for terrace pool and restaurant at Peten, Guatemala.

Design concept for CORPINTO offices.

I have been working mainly in concept design as well as graphic presentations and meetings with clients.

Nov 2009 - Sep 2011
 

Lab for Planning and Architecture (LPA), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain, Intern Architect

During my three month internship I participated in three different projects. In the first two, I collaborated in the drafting and visualization of technical documents. Lastly, I collaborated in the design team for the project Intercambiador de San Isidro; in which I was given responsibilities and tasks that comprehended the entire design process. These included research, analysis and generation of ideas, principles and strategies of design as well as a the production of the presentation.

Feb 2011 - May 2011
 

Education 

Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala City, GT, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2005 - Nov 2011
 

Awards 

UFM School of Architecture: Project of the Year Award (5th year category), Nomination

2010
 

UFM School of Architecture: Project of the Year Award (4th year category), 1st Place

2009
 

UFM School of Architecture: Project of the Year Award (3rd year category), 1st Place

2008
 

UFM School of Architecture: Project of the Year Award (2nd year category), Nomination

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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