Mariela is an architectural designer, writer, and teacher. She is interested in food, space, and design, and combines those to encourage people to gather, enjoy, and cook more often. She has worked on a range of architecture and interior design projects, from restaurants and food markets to hospitals and airports, and has taught architectural design at Cornell, Harvard, and Columbia Universities.
Mariela has been part of the ICRAVE team for three years, where she has worked on projects through every phase of design, from concept to construction. She recently completed Le District, a large scale market in downtown Manhattan, and has been designing a holistic experience that blends architecture, interior design, and branding for this space. She actively writes about cooking at tastyplan.com.
ICRAVE, New York, NY, US, Designer
Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Co-taught with Eric Binge and Mimi Hoang "Rio Super Hospital", a Advanced Level Graduate studio at Columbia University. Carried out administrative tasks, organized and planned a trip to Rio de Janeiro.
nARCHITECTS, Brooklyn, NY, US, Junior Architect Consultant
Worked on the schematic design of a cultural center for east brooklyn. Focused on 3D modeling, render production, and toning of drawings for project presentation.
Florida International University, Miami, FL, US, Adjunct Faculty
Taught fourth year Design Studio titled: "Mega House", which explored the limits of housing systems in urban Miami.
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Research and Curatorial Assistant
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, Teaching Assistant
Lead an intensive six week Introduction to Architecture Studio for High School Students.
Columbia Laboratory for Architectural Broadcasting - C-LAB, New York, NY, US, Intern
Lead research and produced graphic material for Volume 17 Content Management. Focused on an article titled "World Heritage Site: Oryx or Goat", which explored the complexity of the UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.
Reiser + Umemoto, New York, NY, US, Intern
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, Master in Architecture II
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, BArch, Architecture