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I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the Federal University of Pernambuco, in Brazil. In New York City I have been working for over 10 years in highly reputable architecture firms, as well as developing projects on my own. Throughout my career I have participated in many architecture competions and taken several specialization courses. I am a member of the Architectural League of NY and a licensed architect in Brazil. In 2008 I joined the Certificate program in Green Building Design at Cooper Union University. Academically I have taught design and theory courses at Architecture undegraduate programs in Brazil. My latest work can be seen at http://coletivo-rt.tumblr.com/ . For work through 2008 please check http://www.anarolim.com/eng/.
My professional experience includes both architecture and interior design, with a focus on residential, hospitality and retail.
I believe architecture and interior design should aim to provoke unique and exciting spatial experiences, while respecting the environment and the nature and constructability of materials. I am interested in a non-universalist approach towards the design process, where its interaction with the the city and its users, contemporary art and culture play decisive role.
Here is a list of places I have worked at:
Here is a list of the awards I have received:
2014 Opera Prima Graduation Projects National Award (http://arcoweb.com.br/noticias/especiais/24-concurso-opera-prima-2014) National competition of graduation thesis in architecture and urban planning schools in Brazil. 500 projects submitted. Theme: Amphibian Architecture – A memorial and fluvial station in the city of Recife. Author: André Vieira Callou / Advisor: Ana Rolim - São Paulo, Brazil •Award: Finalist, selected amongst the top 25 projects.
2013 Retail of the Year Award – Innovation category: Lordman Store (http://www.lordman.com.br) Annual competition. State retail design competition organized by Plaza Shopping focusing on multi-brand retailers and product display. Recife /PE. Brazil •Award: 1st place in Innovation Category / retail design project for Lordman Store
2013 + FARM 2013 Summer Studio: The Hunter and Artists Cabin (http://www.plusfarm.org/studio/) International studio held in Upstate New York to study and apply principles of digital design and fabrication towards the construction of a Hunter and Artists cabin. Perrysburg, New York, USA •Award: One of the seven people selected worldwide to participate in the studio.
2013 AIA Detroit Committee on the Environment Urban Chicken Coop Design Competition (http://www.aiadetroit.com/~aiadetro/committees/cote-committee-on-the-environment/349-cote-street-fair-volunteer-day) International competition for an urban chicken coop. Detroit, Michigan, USA •Award: Honorable Mention (invited to build the proposal in Detroit).
2013 Antônio dos Santos Abranches Foundation (FASA) Grant Award
Catholic University of Pernambuco (UNICAP) competition, awarded a grant to design an build the temporary installation entitled “Incaixe” in the main campus. Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil •Award: grant
2012 Anonymous.d Spiritual.d Design International Competition (http://www.anonymousd.com/multi-religious-temple-designed-to-evoke-sensorial-experiences) Design for a spiritual space in the contemporary world •Title: Sensorial temple •Author: Matheus Ximenes. New York, New York, USA • Role: advisor professor •Award: 3rd Place
2012 Novo Núcleo de Profissionais, Arquitetos e Designers de Pernambuco Annual Competition (http://www.novonucleo.com.br/) A State competition focusing on both architecture and interior design projects. Recife, PE, Brazil • Award: 1st place in the commercial space interior design category with the project Anjo Solto restaurant
2005 A.R.E. Design Awards – Softline Specialty Store Category 3,001– 25,000 SF (http://www.aredesignawards.com/award_winner_detail.cfm?key=200588) Esprit Flagship Store •Participation: Designer at Walker Group / CNI. New York, New York, USA • Award: Outstanding Merit
1993 National Competition for architecture students sponsored by Gama Filho University - Team: Ana Rolim, Mauro Normando & Renata Komuro •Theme: Affordable housing, a permanent challenge, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil •Award: 3rd Prize
1994 International Forum of Young Architects - II International Biennal of Architecture of Brazil (1994) •Theme: Urban renewal of the Pina Bay area of Recife/PE, Brazil. Award: Honorable Mention
1997 National building design competition for the new headquarters of the Regional Council of Doctors of the State of Pernambuco (CREMEPE), Recife/PE, Brazil Team: Ana Rolim, Isabella Trindade & Lourdinha Nobrega •Award: Honorable Mention
212box, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer
Worked on the design concept phase for a new Christian Louboutin store on Madison Avenue, in Manhattan.
Eisner Design LLC, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer
Worked from design concept through construction documents phases. Elaborated presentation renderings, design development and construction documents. Attended meetings with clients. Project: Eisner LLC (Interior Design)– 33,000 sq ft accounting firm headquarters; Grassroots Biotech (interior design)- headquarters laboratories and offices for the innovative company based in Durham, NC.
Matthews Hospitality Group, New York, NY, US, Senior architectural designer
Worked from design concept through construction phases. Elaborated presentation and sales renderings, design development and construction documents. Attended meetings with clients, consultants and local agencies. Worked directly with contractors via meetings and site visits. Main projects included destination condo-hotels: Point Breeze Club (Nantucket, MA) and Palm House (Palm Beach, Florida).
Rockwell Group, New York, NY, US, Senior architectural designer
Worked from design concept through design development. Elaborated presentation, design development and construction documents, coordinated and supervised in-house staff while working in a team. Attended meetings with clients, as well as, coordination meetings with consultants. Main projects: Virgin Spa and Hotel, Peapack-Gladstone, NJ (Client: Virgin); Nobu Restaurant, Los Angeles (Client: Meir Tepper and Chef Nobu).
Walker Group/CNI, New York, NY, US, Architectural designer
Worked from design concept through design development. Elaborated presentation, design development and construction documents, coordinated and supervised in-house staff while working in a team. Attended meetings with clients, as well as, coordination meetings with consultants. Main projects: Esprit Stores (NYC Flagship, Mall Stores in New Jersey and New York State); Pauli Moto’s Asian Bistro (South Windsor, CT; Tysons Corner, VA and Foxwoods Casino, CT); Empire Stores, Brooklyn, NY; Union Street Residential Complex (Union City, New Jersey).
The Cooper Union, New York, NY, US, Summer 2013 Masterclass in Contemporary Digital Architecture
Intensive 4-week program focusing on contemporary digital techniques in architecture through its relation to aesthetics and fabrication.
The Cooper Union, New York, NY, US, Green building design
Green Building Design Continuing Education Program (110 hrs completed).
Credits completed were, as follows:
Distributed and Renewable Energy;
The Cybernetic Principles in Sustainable Design;
Sustainable Design Principles;
Continuing Education in Retrofitting Green;
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, BR, MArch, Master Degree in Urban Development and Architecture
Thesis theme: The Modernity of The Suburbs in Recife, Brazil, during the 1950s and 1960s - How the modern suburban building originated. Case study of the neighborhoods of Casa Amarela, Afogados and Encruzilhada.
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, BR, BArch, Architecture and Urbanism
Thesis theme: Intervention at Sao Jose do Ribamar Patio (A new site and building design for a patio in a historic neighborhood in downtown Recife, Brazil) .
An international Studio to take place in Perrysburg, New York whose aim is to study and apply principles of digital design and fabrication towards the construction of an actual Hunter and Artists cabin.
Ana Rolim was one of the seven people selected worldwide to participate in the studio.
An international competition to design an urban chicken coop for the city of Detroit, Michigan.
AIA invited the team to build the proposal in a green fair at Michigan Farming Initiative in June 2013
Design of for renovation of an existing building a new one to house the headquarters for the Regional Council of Doctors of the State of Pernambuco, Brazil.
1994 International Forum of Young Architects - II International Biennal of Architecture of Brazil (1994) - Theme: Urban renewal of the Pina Bay area of Recife/PE, Brazil. Award: Honorable Mention, Honorable Mention
Theme: Urban renewal of the Pina Bay area of Recife/PE, Brazil.
1993 National Competition for Students of Architecture Gama Filho University, 3rd Place
Team: Ana Rolim, Mauro Normando & Renata Komuro
Theme: Affordable housing, a permanent challenge