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Francisco García

Francisco García

New York, NY, US

 

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About 

After graduating in 2011 at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, I moved to New York and started working at the architectural firm studioMDA. At this office, I have worked on several projects and I have interfaced with clients, developers, manufacturers, sales representatives and colleagues. Before that, while I was at university, I collated my studies with internships at the architectural office Octogóno, where I had my first contact with the professional world. I learned the inner workings of an architectural office, assisting my colleges and bosses with reprography, office supplies, code research, cad drawings, presentations and client meetings.


I have always had an open mind to different cultures, I liked visiting other countries and participating in international competitions. This philosophy drove me to go to Poland for one year of study abroad and eventually move to New York. During the time that I spent in Poland, apart from my studies, I also traveled around East-Europe, participated in the international competitions with polish students and got the “Cambridge First Certificate”.


I am passionate about Architecture and Restoration. I get involved in every single phase of my projects, from research and ideation, to construction and site visits. I love traveling and know new cultures. This philosophy drove to go to Poland for one year of study abroad, and eventually, move to New York. I learn fast, I want to explore, fail, succeed and develop. I want to create modern architecture, which helps to improve people lives. I believe in an architecture driven by art, technology and efficiency. 

Employment 

studioMDA, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

As a Junior Architect, I have worked on several projects and I have interfaced with clients, developers, manufacturers, sales representatives and colleges. One of my first projects was a new art gallery in Chelsea. I assisted the project architect from design to construction documentation phase. After that, while I was developing some small scale projects on my own, another great opportunity came, the competition for micro-units, AdAPT NYC, commissioned by Mayor Michael Bloomberg´s Office. In a team of three architects we developed the studio proposal, with a total of 23,000sqf for residential, divided in 65 micro-units and 17,000sqf for commercial and common spaces. The last three months I have been working on a team of two for the New York based label Steven Alan. We are designing their new clothing store in Boston, which is set to open to the public in June 2013.

Mar 2012 - Mar 2013
 

OCTOGONO Ldt. Arquitectura, Ingeniería y Urbanismo, Castellón de la Plana, ES, Internship

At this firm I had my first contact with the professional world. I learned how an office works, assisting my colleagues and bosses with office supplies, code research, cad drawings, presentations and attending client meetings.

Projects worked on: Single family houses, Residential buildings, Summer residence buildings

Areas worked on: Building design, Technical detailing, Urban planning, Client meetings

Jul 2009 - Aug 2009
 

OCTOGONO Ldt. Arquitectura, Ingeniería y Urbanismo, Castellón de la Plana, ES, Intern

At this firm I had my first contact with the professional world. I learned how an office works, assisting my colleagues and bosses with office supplies, code research, cad drawings, presentations and attending client meetings.

Projects worked on: Single family houses, Residential buildings, Summer residence buildings

Areas worked on: Building design, Technical detailing, Urban planning, Client meetings

Jul 2008 - Aug 2008
 

OCTOGONO Ldt. Arquitectura, Ingeniería y Urbanismo, Castellón de la Plana, ES, Intern

At this firm I had my first contact with the professional world. I learned how an office works, assisting my colleagues and bosses with office supplies, code research, cad drawings, presentations and attending client meetings.

Projects worked on: Single family houses, Residential buildings, Summer residence buildings

Areas worked on: Building design, Technical detailing, Urban planning, Client meetings

Jul 2007 - Aug 2007
 

Education 

Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Valencia, Valencia, ES, BArch, Architecture Degree_2002_420Cr

MAIN SUBJECTS:

Projects _______I-II-III-IV-PFC
Landscape_____I-II-III
Construction ___ I-II-III
Structures _____ I-II-III
Installations ___ I-II
Hand drawing
Technical drawing
Restoration
Art History
Architecture History

Oct 2004 - Oct 2011
 

Politechnika Warszawska, Warsaw, PL, BArch, Study abroad

Study abroad. Period focused:
-Architectural Design
-Urban Planning
-International Competitions
-Language skills development

Oct 2009 - Jun 2010
 

Instituto Ribalta, Catellon de la Plana, ES, High School, Scientific/Technologic

MAIN SUBJECTS:

Mathematics ______ I-II
Physics __________ I-II
Technical Drawing__ I-II
Chemistry

Oct 2002 - Jun 2004
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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