Noel Ocasio

Noel Ocasio

San Juan, PR, US




ZOOMORPH lab, Project Manager & Architect

Created by Noel Ocasio. A series of project studies that became thesis analysis of how movements, behaviors and form of our natural species gave rise to a transformation of installations and actual space encounters.

ZOOMORPH LAB's experiments in Architecture and SIGNS & DESIGNS experience in Retail combine two creative design entities joined in One to become a unique Multidisciplinary Firm. Revealing a diverse scope of family professionals:
Architects, Interior Designers, Fashion Designer and Visual Merchandize Designers.

Together we explore design experiments that overcome boundaries in a world in which the eye of the observer is conditioned to an Architectural Space.

_Project Management
_Tile Modular Designs & Mosaico
_Preservation and New Design
_Fabrication Design & Construction
_"As Built" Construction DWG...
_Experimental Design
_Installations and Art Exhibitions

PRODUCT_ becomes more than an individual object to the consumer; it becomes an experience, one to be distinguished with its environments perception. We explore great amount of possibilities in which the product can reveal its true meaning and concept to the spectator. Our designs, installations and performance are bound to the Architecture of the product or design concept presented as an Art exhibition, one that responds to its sales motive and marketable qualities.

ARCHITECTURE_becomes an Avant-Garde Laboratory of design that instigates innovative construction and preservation of existing materials. History is the new future, one that transcends to a new era and interacts with a timeless design.

EXPERIMENTAL_ Zoomorph studies combines all design fields: Film, Photography, Installations and creative events interact as One to reveal an innovative impact to society. Nature and its species become inspirational elements that overcome boundaries in perception of an Architectural Space.

Jun 2012 - current

Signs and Designs, San Juan, PR, Store Planning and Design Development

Responsibilities: developing "As Built" DWG set for store planning and art installations for Elizabeth Arden, Clinique, Glamour and other retail companies; creating detailed interior designs for concessions and various establishments accross the island of Puerto Rico.

Jan 2000 - current

Nad Projects, Manhattan, New York, Architect

Responsibilities: preparing as-built drawings in New York City, conducting field studies of the existing building systems and components. On site-architect; during completion and construction of the projects; responsible for all installations, appliances and finishes.

May 2010 - Jun 2012

Doban Architecture, Architect

(Monroe College’s Admissions Office - Bronx, N.Y.)
Responsibilities: Construction documents for the office’s renovation including Demolition Plan, Demolition RCP, Construction Plan, Construction RCP, Electric Plan, Finish Plan Schedule, Elevations, Concrete Details, and Detailed Sections. Designed Presentation formats for the client’s approval such as rendered drawings with its conceptual proposal. Created all design images and proposals. Created and provided a 3D model with its design. Contributed design strategies and concepts for the office display of accomplishments that composed a series of light boxes that function as storage space, as well as an image figure. Produced construction drawings of for fabrication. Site visit for As Built Construction details to be studied and taken into consideration for renovations. Researched and selected detailed appliances such as hardware and door systems.

(Monroe College’s Cafeteria - Bronx, N.Y.)
Responsibilities: Site visit for As Built drawings. Architectural drawings for the space’s renovation, with
the use of modular panels that serve as division walls in the interior of the space to provide private
areas for the students comfort.

(Monroe College’s Security and Academic Center - Bronx, N.Y.)
Responsibilities: Assisted on the as built drawings for renovations and construction.

(Brooklyn Designs Convention - Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Responsibilities: Assisted in developing a conceptual idea for a Booths appearance and function that would be held in the Design Festival promoting the alliance of Susan Doban Architect, PC. and Think Fabricate PC. Prepared a series of construction documents, and 3d models for fabrication of all appliances and furniture. Developed and created the Architectural Drawings, Structural Drawings, and 3d models for the Booth. Designed Presentations format for the client’s approval, such as rendered drawings with its conceptual proposal.

Jan 2010 - Apr 2010

Commonwealth, Architecture Internship

Responsibilities: Interior Renovation Design of Studio Commonwealth Architecture and Art Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; generating extensive digital studies of floor patterns, textures and design components for a tile system; furniture design and fabrication.

Dec 2007 - Jan 2008

Andres Mignucci Architects, San Juan, PR, Architecture Internship

(Student Center Renovation - University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR)
Responsibilities: preparing as-built drawings (original structure by Henry Klumb); conducting field studies of the existing building systems and components, material specifications, programming; site and environmental analysis, schematic design, building cost analysis, code research, working drawings, construction documents; engineering systems coordination, and construction administration; preparing presentations.

(Lazaro Student Library - University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR)
Responsibilities: conducting site visits and landscape studies; researching for material specifications and lightings systems, furniture, mechanical equipment, doors and windows; programming, site and environmental analysis, schematic design, construction documents, engineering systems coordination, and construction administration; preparing presentations.

(School of Fine Arts of Puerto Rico – Ponce, PR)
Responsibilities: generating studies for facade/envelope design; material specifications and lighting systems, furniture, mechanical equipment, doors and windows; preparing physical models and digital renderings; programming, site and environmental analysis, schematic design; design development, construction documents, and construction administration; preparing presentations.

Jun 2005 - Sep 2006


Pratt Institute, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2007 - May 2009

University of Puerto Rico, BArch, Environmental Design

Aug 2002 - May 2007

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