I graduated in Architecture from High Technical School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM) of UPM last January 21st, 2011. I have completed studio projects with Profs. Alberto Campo Baeza, María José Aranguren, José Manuel López-Peláez, Federico Soriano and Navarro Baldeweg. During my last academic year, I completed my graduation project in nine months, a length of time much shorter than the average (two years). It was a very insightful personal project, in that from start to finish I was able to consider all aspects of design and development, from preliminary research through to final structural calculations and detail design.
For the fourth year of my degree I was awarded a year-long international student scholarship from the Fakultät für Architecktur in Innsbruck. During this period I was tutored by prestigious architects such as Prof. P. Schumacher (Institut für Experimentelle Architektur).
In addition, the following year I was awarded an international scholarship to partake in an International Workshop at the Vastushilpa Foundation in Ahmedabad, India. With Balkrishna Doshi, I developed a Cooperation Project for the slums along the Sabarmati River front over a period of four months. This experience really marked my future as an architect. I realized that even with a lack of resources it is possible to construct buildings, for really impoverished people.
In Spain, I have worked frequently as intern with Buildworks Architects. Here, I worked on various interesting competitions, architectural restorations and also on private commissions. As well as the more direct aspects of architecture (design, drawing, modelling), I also learnt how a studio is managed and how administrative functions work. For example, I gained considerable knowledge with regard to cost-calculations and budgeting.
Since January I have been working for Bolles+Wilson Architekt Büro as an intern, and I am, and have been, taking part in different kinds of projects at various scales. During my internship we have received awards for several competitions.
Vastushilpa Foundation, Workshop membership
International Workshop in Ahmedabad at the Vastu Shilpa Foundation 2008, India, with Balkrishna Doshi architect
Development of a collaborative project and develpment at the Sabarmati´s Slums
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM), MArch, Architeture
Pladur, 1st Place