I am an architect by training and have a dual Master of Arts degree in Design Management and Design for Sustainability. . I strongly believe in the philosophy regarding design focused on helping people turn their public spaces into vital community places and serve community needs. Through my academic and professional career I have been interested in projects that utilize design thinking to find solutions and create awareness for urban revitalization through sustainable practices. I have special interest in projects that focus on generating awareness within disadvantaged communities that do not have enough resources for adequate education and infrastructure. To truly change a community and become effective designers, I advocate for including citizen participation in the ideation process, interacting with the community, and assembling cross-disciplinary teams.
Professional Service Consultant: Independent Small Business, San Juan, PR, US, Design Consultant
• Professional services for as-built, design, and development of construction documents.
Visura PSC, Ponce, Puerto Rico, Project Assistant
• Assist the Project Manger in the design process and development of construction documents
Héctor Arce Arquitectos, San Juan, PR, US, Design Assistant
• Digitize data and finalize construction documents generated by the company.
Corporación DesignGraph.net, Santurce, Puerto Rico, Project Manager
• Direct, coordinate, and supervise activities related to as-built projects hired by the company.
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, Masters, Design for Sustainability
Design for sustainability is a program focused on understand social perceptions, behaviors and values in a community that want shift to sustainable practices.
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, Masters, Desing Management
Design management is a program focused on interdisciplinary collaboration and the integration of design thinking in all levels of strategy, planning and management.
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (PUPR), Hato Rey, PR, US, BArch, Architecture
Studies based in understand architecture in terms of history, theory and technology.
Time to Care Award 2011, Honorable Mention
Time to Care Award 2011, fifth place awarded during the International Competition for Sustainable Design Time to Care by Victorinox Swiss Army for the novel idea and design of E-jewelry with my collaborator, Jennifer Jeng.
Preservation, AIA, Award
Student award for the ‘Santo de la Salud’ Chapel research project, School of Architecture of Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico