Registered Spanish Architect with over 8 years of comprehensive international experience in award-winning design and architectural prestigious firms such as HOK, James Carpenter Design, Herzog & de Meuron, Sir Peter Cook CRAB Studio and Aedas. Currently in the process of obtaining American Architect Proffessional Licensure in the State of New York.
At present working as Design Architect at HOK New York Office on the design and development of the New School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo. Integral member of the project from Schematic Design to Construction and Administration Phase, having worked in tight collaboration with members of the design and construction team in all phases and aspects of project development. Excellent working knowledge of design and delivery process both in Spanish and English. Skilled in translating design concepts into practical and sustainable solutions.
Mentor Architect of the Architecture, Construction and Engineer Mentor Program (ACE) HOK NY develops in partnership with Arup Engineers engaging, exciting and enlightening high school students to pursue careers in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction while supporting their continued advancement in the industry.
Enriched Architecture experience from a variety of academic design tutors, both in Madrid, at the Madrid Higher Technical School of Architecture; and Paris, at L’École Nationale d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville; and from the variety of design methodologies within the offices she’s worked in, in Madrid, Paris, London and New York.
Sociable and committed person with a solid academic and professional experience foundation. Uncommon combination of creative flair, personal enthusiasm, ambition and technical ability that would suit perfectly with the demanding and high standard of international studios.
HOK, New York, NY, US, Design Professional
HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm counting with 1,600 people collaborating across a network of 24 offices on three continents. HOK's design solutions result from a collaborative process that encourages multidisciplinary professional teams to research alternatives, creating design solutions across market sectors such us Healthcare, Hospitality, Education, Science amd Technology or Retail among others.
Integral member of the Design Team from Schematic Design to Construction and Administration Phase of the winning $375 million University at Buffalo (UB) School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. During Schematic Design team member for production of Programming Documents, Room Data Sheets, Conceptual 2d&3d visualisations, Base of Design Development and Client Presentations. During Design Development and Construction and Administration Phases, person in charge of MedEd levels, Library, 110&220 people Auditoriums, large Convertible Classrooms, Student Learning Group Rooms and Learning Lab Seminar Room. Coordination with consultants (structure, MEP, lighting, AV and Acoustical engineers) along with Manufacturers and Suppliers Coordination.
Design team member for conceptualization and production documents during Preliminary, Concept & Schematic Architectural Design of a Residential Tower in Dubai, an Office Tower in Seoul and a Mall Center in New York.
- 2012 - 2014_School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Buffalo, United States. SD, DD, CD, CA.
- 2013_Downtwon Dubai West Development. Dubai, United Arab Emirates. SD.
- 2012_Samchully Headquarters Corporate. Seoul, South Korea. SD.
- 2012_Natoinal Urban League Headquarters. New York, United States. SD.
James Carpenter Design Associates, Inc, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect
JCDA Inc based in New York City is since 1978 a collaborative environment encouraging an exchange of ideas between architects, materials, fabricators and structural and environmental engineers. In the studio Art and Architecture are progressively synthesized through theoretical, aesthetic and industrial materials research.
Design Team member in architectural and structural glass design of a new Velux product as well as in the development of a wide range of strategies in the conception of an environmentally intelligent building. Production of complete Conceptual Design through Design Development Sets of an Office Tower in Sydney. Design Team member for conceptualization and production documents during Preliminary, Concept & Schematic Architectural Design of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Museum in St. Louis, Luisiana.
- 2012_20 Martin Place. Sydney, Australia. SD, DD.
- 2011_Velux Product. New York, United States. SD.
- 2011_Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Museum. St. Louis, United States. SD.
Herzog & De Meuron, Madrid, ES, Junior Architect
Herzog & de Meuron is one of the most well-known Architecture Studios in the world, recognized worldwide for their cutting edge design schemes that range from the small scale of a private home to the large scale of urban design. While many of their projects are highly recognized public facilities, such as their stadiums and museums, they have also completed several distinguished private projects including apartment buildings, offices and factories. The practice has been awarded numerous prizes including “The Pritzker Architecture Prize“.
Junior Architect of the Design Team of the New Madrid BBVA Headquarters Project during Design Development and Construction Documents Phase of the following areas: Presidency levels (Tower), Executive Business Center (Tower), Offi ces & Meeting Rooms (Tower), Public Spaces (Tower), Executive Dining Areas (Tower), Main Auditorium (Horizontal Mat), Press Room, TV Set, Restaurants and Entrance Hall. Production of graphic documents ranging from drawings, details and 3d models to cost estimation, MEP coordination and mock-ups. for the Construction phase on the Interior Design Team. Responsible of detailed three dimensional images of the Complex, President Area and Auditorium for defining and implementing spaces' nuances. Her employment at Herzog & de Meuron was interrupted when she was awarded the Argo Global Grant promoted by the Spanish Ministry of Education for working at James Carpenter Design Associates in New York City.
- 2010/2011_BBVA Headquarters. Madrid, Spain. DD, CD.
Aedas, London, GB, Architectural Assistant
Aedas Ltd is one of the largest architectural practices recognized for their creativity in mixed used development, transportation, education and healthcare building design. The London office is noted for its expertise and extensive experience in the Education sector as for investing in research and cross-disciplinary initiatives to develop design methods through computation and parametric tools.
Architectural Assistant of the Education Team for the Open Academy School in Norwich from Schematic Design to Design Development Phase. Research and Development Design member of the Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters Towers entrance podium. Person in charge of show management and design of Aedas’ participation at the 2008 London Festival of Architecture as part of the Clerkenwell Hub.
- 2008_The Open Academy School. Norwich, England. SD, DD.
- 2008_Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. SD.
- 2008_London Festival of Arquitecture. London, England. Strategy, Design & Development.
CRAB studio, London, GB, Studio Manager & Design Leader of International Competitions
“CRAbstudio” is a well established London-based architecture practice lead by Professor Sir Peter Cook, Archigram founder and Gavin Robotham. With a hands-on concepts’ design and a rapid-fire response to new issues their practice have developed from housing to large institutional projects.
Person in charge for running the office as Studio Manager reinforcing the liaison with the Spanish Partner at the time, Professor Salvador Perez Arroyo and Local Architects in collaboration mainly in Spain, France and Italy. Design Leader responsible for all the International practice’s projects that ranged from large scale public schemes to villa extensions, including a major participation on the competition of the winning Verbania Theatre in Italy, the shortlisted Birmingham Refurbishment Station as well as a several Madrid projects. Production of complete sets from Schematic Design through Design Development; Coordination with Local Architects and Office Management in terms of implementation, allocating resources as well as interns and new hires.
- 2008_Birmingham Refurbishment Station. Birmingham, England. SD.
- 2007_Paris Housing. Paris, France. SD.
- 2007_Trusam Tower. Murcia, Spain. SD.
- 2007_Verbania Theatre. Verbania, Italy. SD.
- 2007_Villanueva Shopping Centre. Madrid, Spain. SD, DD.
- 2007_Augustus Mausoleum. Madrid, Spain. SD.
- 2007_Law Courts Madrid Justice Campus Building. Madrid, Spain. SD.
UAM Arquitectos, Madrid, ES, Design leader
“U.A.M. Arquitectos” is a well established Madrid-based architecture practice lead by Professor Salvador Perez Arroyo, design tutor at the Bartlett School of Architecture at the UCL for nine years, currently tutor at the Berlage Institute (Rotterdam) and Head of the Construction Department at the Madrid Higher Technical School of Architecture University (E.T.S.A.M., Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid). His practice tackles schemes that range from large Masterplan proposals to housing extensions.
Several years of experience in this firm starting from a student internship (involving CAD, 3d modelling and involvement at early design stages) to a full-time employee taking the role of Design Leader for several national projects ranging from conceptual design competitions to an onsite restaurant extension. Work experience Interrupted on 2004 for a year when awarded with an Erasmus Scholarship at L’École Nationale d’Architecture de Paris - Belleville, France.
- 2007_“La Buganvilla” Restaurant Extension. Madrid, Spain. SD, DD, CD, CA.
- 2007_Offices Tower. Pontevedra, Spain. SD, DD.
- 2007_Alicante Conference and Concert Hall. Alicante, Spain. SD.
- 2007_Vallecas Housing II. Madrid, Spain. SD and CA.
- 2006_Madrid Justice Campus Forensic Science Building. Spain. SD.
- 2006_Carabanchel Housing. Madrid, Spain. SD.
- 2006_Oviedo Fine Art Museum. Oviedo, Spain. SD.
- 2006_Las Rozas Youth Centre. Madrid, Spain. SD, DD, CD.
- 2006_Mareo Housing. Gijon, Spain. SD.
- 2004_Public Parking. Oviedo, Spain. SD.
- 2004_Montenuño Housing. Oviedo, Spain. SD, DD.
- 2004_Vallecas Housing. Madrid, Spain. SD, DD.
- 2003_Liepaja Concert Hall. Liepaja, Estonia. SD.
- 2003_Castilla y Leon Law Courts. Valladolid, Spain. SD
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM), Madrid, ES, BArch, Bachelor in Architecture
The "Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid" Bachelor Degree is built around an integrated sequence of Design Studios, Visual Studies, History and Theory, Construction and Structure, Media and Technology courses, into which interdisciplinary seminars in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities are woven. After five years of study, I become actively engaged in the discussion of the practice of architecture and am prepared to join the workforce.
Cutting edge design units and tutors, as Juan Herreros, Alberto Campo Baeza, Mansilla+Tuñón or Andrés Perea, taught me the complex engagement of architecture from the questioning to the formulation of design strategies, as I developed for example in my fourth year project “Experimental party” where from a seemingly sterile reality I described a new potentially rich situation and brought architectonic opportunities out in the open.
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM), Madrid, ES, MArch, Master's Degree in Computer Graphic Design related to Architecture
The "Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid" Computer Graphic Design Masters Degree is a rigorous, experimental post-professional degree program focused on data-based and physical investigations into the rapidly evolving fields of digital design.
At the moment, architecture digitization is at an exciting point as new technologies and concerns for sustainability and building performance come to the fore. This event has intrigued me from the very beginning I started university and inspired me to pursue a deeper knowledge of digitization in architecture as tool for analysis, design and experimenting. To achieve it, I completed a Master’s Degree in Computer Graphic Design, as related to architecture, design and multimedia presentations. As part of the design and documentation process, this postgraduate studies has broadened my 3D modeling skills, my parametrical designs and my computer architectural drawings.
Alliance francaise de Madrid, Madrid, ES, DELF
The DELF ('Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française') is an official French language examination organized by the French Ministry of Education, which has an international validity and consists of four parts: listening comprehension, reading comprehension, writing production and oral production.
After pursuing an academic year at the Alliance francaise in Madrid, I strenghened my knowledge of the French language and got fully qualified with the Delf B1.
Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), Paris, FR, Course de civilisation française
Paris Sorbonne University is the biggest complex in France, dedicated to Literature, Languages, Civilizations, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
The main objective of the course de civilisation française is to enable students to learn French, whatever their age, background and career plans, within a rich culture and tradition and with top-quality professors, while discovering the main aspects of French civilization from its origins to today.
École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville, Paris, FR, BArch, Fith Year of Architecture Degree_Erasmus Scholarship
In 2004 I was awarded with an Erasmus Scholarship based on my academic merits for pursuing my studies on Architecture in the prestigious Paris university "Ecole Nationale Superior d'Architecture a Paris-Belleville.
The Erasmus Programme (EuRopean Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students), a.k.a. Erasmus Project is a European Union (EU) student exchange programme established in 1987.
Students awraded with an Erasmus Scholarship, study for a period of at least 3 months to an academic year in another European country. The Erasmus Programme guarantees that the period spent abroad is recognised by their university when they come back as long as they abide by terms previously agreed.
During my time in Paris I attended a numerous lectures & debates as well as visiting summer shows at the most leading universities of Paris, L’ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette and La Dauphine. This effervescent intellectual activity fuelled my desire for a future in the teaching field and this intense experience, both academically and personally, it opened me the doors of the European labor market.
Selected for my Thesis Project “Cultural Centre Tower in Tetuán” (Centro de Equipamientos en altura en Tetuán) by the Madrid Higher Technical School of Architecture to participate at the International Exhibition ¨Piso Piloto: Medellín y Barcelona¨ that will be hosted at the Contemporary Cultural Centre of Barcelona and Medellin.
Selected by the New York Foundation of Arts, Spain Culture New York and SPAINRED to take part of the program “ARTEpreneur: Professional Deveelopment Program for Spanish Artist in the US”.
Selected as HOK NY Mentor to take part of “ACE. Architecture, Construction and Engineer Mentor Program”. HOK develops ACE program in partnership with Arup Engineers engaging, exciting and enlightening high school students to pursue careers in Architecture, Engineering, and
Construction while supporting their continued advancement in the industry.
“New York A Sustainable Brand” article published in the printed edition of the Economy Section of the
prestigious National Spanish Newspaper, La Gaceta.
"Historical buildings with Patricia Garcia Chimeno" interview at A Todo Lujo Radio Show broadcasted at National Radio Vinilo Station and emitted in the U.S. through New York chain WLNG “You’ve got an email” article published in the widely circulated and renowned
"Architecture. Experience And Live. With Patricia Garcia Chimeno" interview led by Antonio Romero, Creative Director of Cultural Center of Spain in El Salvador.
Exhibition of boards and models of my Thesis Project “Cultural Centre Tower in Tetuán”. Comissioned by the Cultural Center of Spain in El Salvador.
Published on cutting-edge Architecture and Design blog edgargonzalez.com.
ARGO GLOBAL GRANT, Grant
Awarded with the ARGO GLOBAL GRANT for working at the prestigious James Carpenter Design Associates in NYC. ARGO GLOBAL, is an Program funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education, which promotes practical experience in International Companies for Highly Qualified Spanish Graduates providing financial support to graduates elected.
The exhibition “Madrid Arhitektura Exhibition” presents the most successful (very good and excellent projects) thesis projects of the workshop APFC of Juan Herreros at the Madrid Higher Technical School of Architecture.
Comissioned by the workshop APFC
of Juan Herreros, the Spanish Embassy at Ljubljana, EUtrio, Ljubljana Architecture School, Bevk rovic´Arhitekti
and T5 Projct Space.
The exhibition “APFC:ASAP” presents the most successful (very good and excellent projects) thesis projects of the workshop APFC of Juan Herreros at the Madrid Higher Technical School of Architecture.
Comissioned by the workshop APFC of Juan Herreros and the Project Unit of the Madrid Higher Technical School of Architecture.
Exhibited at Verbania City Hall, 1st Place
The winning "Verbania TheatreI" project developed at Sir Peter Cook CRAB Studio in collaboration with Salvador Perez Arroyo, was exhibited at the City Hall of Verbania City, Italy; among the other finalists.
The exhibition presented the boards and models submitted of all competitors for the international competition.
Exhibited at the R.I.B.A. Working model of "Vallecas Housing II" project, Honorable Mention
The winning "Vallecas Housing II" project developed in U.A.M. with Sir Peter Cook and Salvador Perez Arroyo, was exhibited at the prestigious R.I.B.A. among the other finalists.
The exhibition presented the boards and models submitted for the international competition.
Published at the “Annual Review of Winner Projects 2” commissioned by the Madrid Housing Authority (E.M.V. Empresa Municipal de la Vivienda).
I worked at the team of U.A.M. with Salvador Perez Arroyo and Sir Peter Cook designing the winning and already built project "Vallecas Housing II" in Madrid.
Exhibited at Verbania City Hall for the winning "Verbaia Theatre" project, Honorable Mention
The winning "Verbaia Theatre" project developed in CRABstudio with Sir Peter Cook, was exhibited at the City Hall of Verbania among the other finalists.
The exhibition presented the boards and models submitted for the international competition.
Published at the “Annual Review of Winner Projects”, Award
Published at the “Annual Review of Winner Projects” commissioned by the Madrid Housing Authority (E.M.V. Empresa Municipal de la Vivienda). Vallecas Housing II. Scheme design team at the U.A.M. with Salvador Perez Arroyo and Sir Peter Cook.
ERASMUS Scholarship, Scholarship
Awarded with the Erasmus Scholarship for pursuing my fith year of school at L’École d’Architecture de
Published at Salvador’s Perez Arroyo book “5 Projects (in process)”, Award
Published at Salvador’s Perez Arroyo book “5 Projects (in process)”, as part of his team at his U.A.M. company in Madrid.
Exhibited at The Granada Higher Technical School of Architecture, Honorable Mention
The exhibition “ETSAM best projects” presents the most successful (very good and excellent projects) fouth year projects of the workshop "Experimentacion Arquitectonica" of Andres Perea at the Granada Higher Technical School of Architecture.
Comissioned by the workshop "Experimentacion Arquitectonica" of Andres Perea and the Project Unit of the Granada Higher Technical School of Architecture.
Published at the “Annual Review of Winner Projects” commissioned by the Madrid Housing Authority (E.M.V. Empresa Municipal de la Vivienda).
I worked at the team of U.A.M. with Salvador Perez Arroyo and Sir Peter Cook designing the winning and already built project "Vallecas Housing I" in Madrid.
Published at the “Best Student’s Pjoyects 2002-2003. Sustancia y Circunstancia” book of Prpfessor Alberto Campo Baeza for my project of third year "Pabillion extension at the Falling Water House".