Gabriel Mihalea

Gabriel Mihalea

New York, NY, US



Graduated with a Master Degree in Architecture a six-year long study program at the "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest, Romania. Practical experience includes working for over a year under the direct supervision of the architect Dorin Stefan in his private architecture office DSBA in Bucharest, with involvement in international and national architecture projects and competitions; winning 3rd place at the Taiwan Tower International Competition 2011. Starting in October 2012, I became part of Livio Dimitriu's teaching team at Pratt Institute School of Architecture / Second Year Design Studio and recently, part of his research team for a volume on architecture theory and history scheduled to launch in the USA and abroad in Spring 2014. I accepted an invitation to participate at the "Romanian Architecture Annual / Bucharest 2013" event and exhibition, and was among the finalists in the international competition "Envision 2040 a Green Works Orlando Design Competition", in the USA. Recently, my project for "eVolo 2013 Skyscraper Competition" was selected for publication in the forthcoming book "eVolo Skyscrapers 2".


HLW, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Jun 2014 - current

STRATA ARCHITECTS PLLC, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

In charge with the conceptual and schematic design phases of various projects, including sport facilities, residential buildings and mixed-use developments - preparing drawings (plans, sections, elevations), 3D modeling, renderings, diagrams, creating the presentation packages. Preliminary zoning and massing analysis for residential/commercial developments in the New York City area. Products and technology research and, preparing marketing materials (brochures, booklets and portfolios).

Aug 2013 - Jun 2014

Romanian Cultural Institute in New York, New York, NY, US, Consultant

Graphic designer in-charge of all events posters and of the new website design.

Mar 2013 - Dec 2013

Rawlins Design Incorporated, New York, NY, US, Freelance Architect

Involvement in creating 3D models and renderings/visualizations. For all of the projects, I worked directly with the principals, starting with a suite of commercial interior design projects for the "LaCollection" company in Taiwan and a series of restoration and extensions projects for a couple of individual houses in Fire Island, NY.

Feb 2013 - May 2013

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Invited Teaching Assistant

Teaching 2nd year undergraduate students as part of the teaching team in Prof. Livio Dimitriu design studio. Guest critic for all midterms and for final presentation juries for Prof. Livio Dimitriu and Prof. Giuliano Fiorenzoli.

Oct 2012 - Apr 2013

DSBA, Bucharest, RO, Junior Architect

Worked under the direct supervision of the architect Dorin Stefan as a junior architect, researcher and coordinator for international competitions and feasibility studies/proposals. Proactive involvement in the design team, with 3D modeling and visualizations/renderings, diagrams, drafting and reports preparation responsibilities.

May 2011 - Sep 2012


University of Architecture and Urbanism Bucharest (UAUIM), Bucharest, RO, MArch, Architecture

B.Arch and M.Arch I 6 year study program, 360 credicts (ECTS).

Subjects: Architecture, Urbanism, Interior Design, Structural Engineering and Sciences, Architecture Technology, History and Theory of Architecture and Urban Planning

Oct 2006 - Jul 2012


FINALIST, Nomination

FINALIST at "Envision 2040 a Green Works Orlando Design Competition" International Competition


MENTION, Honorable Mention

Best 20 Final Thesis Projects of the Year, UAUIM



(Top 25 Final Projects) at "Graduate Architecture Award 2012"


Areas of Specialization