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For the past 3 years I have been consulting architectural firms and designers within the design and visual 3D/2D production of variously scaled architectural projects. I have currently worked with MADLAB LLC within a physical exploration and visual execution of a large scaled lighting fixture for the W Hotel in San Francisco and a few renovations and additions to residential homes within New Jersey. After months of exploration within fiber optics and lighting effects and forms, architectural lighting and design has become one of my most recent obsession. In the mean time I worked within store development at Ralph Lauren creating 2D construction documents for new interior layouts of their stores within the US. Being part of the store development team has shown me the process of execution and management of each project. To gain some new cultural exposure, at LAKP in Guatemala, I worked on concepts and details within high-end architectural projects - summer housing development to a lifestyle commercial development - in Latin America. It was a great learning experience due the the difference within culture and environment that requires much research and adjustment to.
From these projects and many more from my school and professional career I have acquired the knowledge in fostering creative group energy and working within teams. I am greatly exposed to varied design areas and am very eager not only to work within architecture but as well in other design environments and artistic projects. However, I am very eager to be working on architectural projects that will allow me to participate within the process from the conceptual and schematic that is results within computation and construction.
I see myself as a multidisciplinary designer that is eager to excel within product, graphic, interior and architectural that would level with a great conceptual innovation.
Ralph Lauren, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer / Drafter
Assisted project manager within the production of construction documents and project development for Ralph Lauren retail stores.
MADLAB LLC, Montclair, NJ, US, Design / 3D Digital Consultant
Digitally and conceptually contributed towards architecturally-transforming lighting fixtures for Starwood Hotels in San Francisco. Research within the effects of translucent materials and fiber-optics.
LAKP, Antigua, GT, Designer / Intern
Conceptualizing, designing, and construction documentations of furniture, installations, and residential/commercial developments within Central America
The Guild, Brooklyn, NY, US, Production Assistant
On-site and in-house production for major retail clients
Contributed to sequencing and strategy for on time delivery
M i r a c l e B o x e s, Exhibition on Le Corbusier at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architecture Exhibition Assistant
Analyzed Le Corbusier’s work through 2d drawing and 3d modeling
Produced analytical drawing layouts and exhibition installation
TenTwenty, Brooklyn, NY, US, Designer / 3D Digital Consultant
Digitally and conceptually contributed into the branding and design competition of the structure and skin of an indoor ski complex in Nanjing, China.
Ochre, New York, NY, US, Visual / Sales Manager
Managed a contemporary, chic and high-end furniture, lighting and accessory design retail store
Directly assisted individuals, interior designers, architects and press.
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture, Five-Year First Professional Degree
Graduated with Honors
Presidential Merit Scholarship
Fabric Images + Pratt Institute collaboration within ICFF, New York, NY 2010