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Pablo Osorio

Pablo Osorio

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Pablo Osorio's professional career has been devoted to design and architecture. His endeavors attempt to find a balance between manmade structures, transportation, and vegetated areas within city boundaries and their communities aiming to improve their overall quality of life through innovative design. His work focuses on uplifting people’s senses through architecture and its direct relationship to the public realm and nature. Osorio’s work explores possible design opportunities between public and private spaces and their unforeseen symbiotic relationships. For the past 14 years, Osorio has been involved in the design and/or realization of projects such as Pushkinsky Cinema, The Recreational Urban Strip in Moscow, Floating Gardens, The Bloc in Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles Mission College East Campus Complex, Habitable Los Angeles Bridge, W Hotel in La Jolla, Hon Kwok City Tower in China, Jules Stein Eye Institute renovation & seismic upgrade at UCLA, and West Washington Apartments in Culver City among others.

For many years, Pablo Osorio has been working on many initiatives aiming to the improvement of urban corridors, public plazas, parks and the revitalization of the Los Angeles River. In his work, he also proposes new ways of organizing existing roads to improve transportation. His designs ambition more parks and recreational areas that tie-in more cohesively with newly proposed buildings in the city. He is involved with local organizations to help provide ideas and recommendations to revitalize and improve neglected urban areas. Pablo Osorio has dedicated a large part of his career to find ways to improve the quality of life of people and communities through architecture.

Pablo Osorio has been honored with multiple design awards from various institutions and organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona and a research post-professional Master degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

Employment 

MetropolitanmomentuM, Venice, CA, US, Principal

|Projects:
+Sky Residence, Los Angeles, CA
+Green View Residence, Calabasas, CA
+Recreational Urban Strip at Tverskaya Street
+Venice Boulevard Projects ll and Urban Corridor Design, Mar Vista, CA
+Venice Boulevard Projects l and Urban Corridor Design, Mar Vista, CA
+The Rotunda at Warsaw - Human Lines, Warsaw, Poland
+Floating Gardens, Los Angeles, CA
+LACMA exhibition pavilion building 4, Los Angeles, CA
+LIFT the Bloc in LA : In collaboration with RSAUD and Studio 111, Los Angeles, CA
+Pushkinsky International Cinema Hall at Moscow - Revitalization, Moscow, Russia
+Los Angeles River Habitable Bridge, Los Angeles, CA

|Description:
+Lead designer and principal in charge managing general operations

Sep 2012 - current
 

PleskowArchitects, Playa del Rey, CA, US, Independent Consulting Services - Project Architect

|Projects:
+West Washington Apartments
+Park Drive Residence
+UCLA North Sports Field

|Description:
+Independent design consultant designing projects or specific areas of current projects.
+Managing the design of projects with consultants and design team.
+Managing BIM (Revit) files.
+Code analysis services, production and coordination of documents to be used by consultants, fabricators, and clients through SD, DD, CD phases.
+Verification/coordination of overall code compliance (Planning, zoning, fire safety, ADA, etc.)

Mar 2016 - Dec 2016
 

GMPA, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Architect

|Projects:
+Costa Mesa Luxury Apartments, Costa Mesa, CA
+Horizon Hollywood Tower, Los Angeles, CA
+RiverGlen II, Los Angeles, CA
+12444 Venice Apartments, Mar Vista, CA

|Description:
+In charge of managing the design of multiple projects and coordinating information with consultants, and client.
+Presenting the design to clients and coordinating the design team.
+Production and oversight of architectural sets of drawing, presentation documents, and BIM models (Revit).
+Coordinating all information/documents with consultants through SD, DD, CD.
+Verification/coordination of overall code compliance (Planning, zoning, fire safety, ADA, etc.)

Apr 2014 - Sep 2015
 

ROGER SHERMAN ARCHITECTURE + URBAN DESIGN, Venice, CA, US, Project Architect - Independent collaborating with RSAUD

|Projects:
+UP the Bloc, Los Angeles, CA
+Ronkonkoma Parks and Rides, Ronkonkoma, NY
+Project 900, Shanghai, China

|Description:
+Independent design consultant working as project architect in charge of managing the design team producing architectural sets of drawing, presentation documents, and physical models. Coordinating all consultants and documents.
+Collaborating and designing the projects with the design team.
+Presenting the design to clients and coordinating the design team.

Sep 2013 - Feb 2014
 

stenforSlAssociates Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Project Designer

|Projects:
+Jules Stein Eye Institute Building at UCLA

|Description:
+Project designer and production team member on an extensive renovation of the Jules Stein Eye
Institute Building at UCLA until the end of the design development phase.
+Development of Jules Stein Eye Institute Building's re-design coordinating it with a hybrid module derived from the module of the neighboring Wasserman Building and the existing module of the original structure.
+BIM modeling (Revit), schedules, architectural details, product research, and renderings.
+Consultant coordination, production and management of drawings.
+Production and management of design peer review documents for UCLA capital programs reviewed by Richard Meier Architects, Los Angeles.

Apr 2013 - Sep 2013
 

Quatro Design Group, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Project Designer - Lead Designer

|Projects:
+Los Angeles Mission College East Campus Complex New Education & Laboratory Building at Mission College, Sylmar, CA
+Ninth Street Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA
+Modular Cloning - School, Design for the Los Angeles Unified School District
+Design-Build Proposal for the Facilities, Maintenance, & Operations Building Los Angeles Pierce College, Los Angeles, CA
+Design-Build Proposal Horticulture & Animal Science Facility Los Angeles Pierce College, Los Angeles, CA
+Design-Build Proposal Library/Learning Crossroads Building Los Angeles Pierce College, Los Angeles, CA
+Design-Build Proposal LA South West College-Cox-building, Los Angeles, CA

|Description:
+Design team and consultants coordination, code analysis, production and design management for design built college campus buildings in California.
+Involved in medium to large size classroom, science and administration buildings for the Los Angeles Community Colleges District and the Los Angeles Unified School District.
+Programming, design research, project coordination, schematic design, design development, and construction documents, BIM (Revit), and accurate 3D modeling.
+Involved in LEED accreditation procedures.
+Preparation of design proposals for clients developing small community projects for non-profit organizations and affordable housing developers in East Los Angeles
+Verification/coordination of overall code compliance (Planning, zoning, fire safety, ADA, etc.)
+Aiding to the preparation of documents to be submitted to the District State Architect.

Sep 2008 - Apr 2011
 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Architectural Professional

|Projects:
+W Hotel, La Jolla, CA
+Hon Kwok City Tower, Shenzhen, China
+Palazzo, Las Vegas, NV
+City National Bank Tower, Los Angeles, CA

|Description:
+Part of the design and production team working on office buildings, hospitality and mixed-use towers in the US and China. Most projects are massive structures with large programs.
+involved in space programming and interior design working on public and private areas as well as
their custom furniture and hardware.
+production of photo realistic 3D renderings as part of the design process.
+coordinate information with consultants and manufactures
+Producing and coordinating projects at schematic design, design development, and construction document stages.

Nov 2006 - Aug 2008
 

Stantec / RHL, Anaheim, CA, US, Job Captain

|Description:
+Part of technical team working on commercial projects.
+Involved in getting approvals for construction permits including Conditional Use Permits for commercial projects in California.
+Production of design development and construction documents.
+In charge of coordinate with consultants documents and drawings.
+preparation of preliminary design packages including fee estimations, site analysis, and building code analysis.

Apr 2005 - Oct 2006
 

REBAR & MORE, Chino, CA, US, Reinforcing Structural Steel Project Detailer

|Projects:
+Power Plants
+Parking Structures
+Schools
+Hotels

|Description:
+production of shop drawings including plans, elevations, and sections for the manufacturing and placing of reinforcing steel bars (rebar).
+Documents are to be used in conjunction with civil, structural, and architectural drawings.
+Project cost estimating.

Feb 2001 - Mar 2005
 

Education 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, MASTER OF DESIGN RESEARCH STUDIES

SCI-Arc's Emerging Systems, Technologies & Media post-professional program, leading to the award of a Master of Design Research in Emerging Systems and Technologies|Media (M.DesR/ESTm), is a rigorous, experimental post-professional degree program focused on data-based and physical investigations into the rapidly evolving fields of digital design, innovative fabrication methodologies and new building systems. The program is positioned as a leading center for advanced research into emerging materials, robotics and sustainable engineering.

Focused on the status of architectural design within the context of rapidly evolving digital design, fabrication, and material technologies, the ESTm program cultivates live prototyping, original scholarship, and design investigations. Operating as an innovation center and design research laboratory, the ESTm program works in partnership with a wide range of industry and institutional leaders.

Jun 2011 - Sep 2012
 

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, BArch, BACHELORS OF ARCHITECTURE

The Bachelor of Architecture degree is offered in a five-year curriculum, which focuses on the design laboratory. The studio sequence consists of four segments: a three-year basic core, a four quarter group of topic studios taken jointly by fourth and fifth year students, a fourth year urban design studio and a culminating senior project. Lecture classes in Architecture Theory and History, Human Behavior, Programming, Sustainability, Building Technology, Structures, Codes and Digital Media are closely coordinated with the studio sequence, and students are expected to demonstrate their knowledge of these areas in their design projects.

Jun 2003 - Jun 2007
 

Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA, US, ASSOCIATES OF FINE ARTS

The visual arts lead to many directions for specialization. The road to any of these areas starts with what is considered THE CORE.

THE CORE: Drawing, Two Dimensional Design, Three Dimensional Design, Life Drawing, Painting

The goals of specialization follow THE CORE and include: Fine Art, Drawing, Life Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Exhibition Design.

Jun 1999 - May 2003
 

Awards 

Amerian Architecture Prize, Award

Project: Pushkinsky International Cinema Hall At Moscow - Revitalization
Team: MetropolitanmometuM - Lead Designer
Award: Architectural Design / Misc. Architecture - Silver Prize

The American Architecture Prize honors designs in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture with the goal of advancing the appreciation of architecture worldwide.

Each submitted design was evaluated by the esteemed AAP Jury on its own merit based on form, function, and innovation. Winning projects were given titles of platinum, gold, silver, or bronze levels, along with honorable mentions from many distinguished submissions. Congratulations to all of our 2016 American Architecture Prize winners.

2016
 

Amerian Architecture Prize, Honorable Mention

Project: Floating Gardens
Team: MetropolitanmometuM - Lead Designer
Award: American Architecture Prize Honorable Mentions - Landscape Architecture / Educational

The American Architecture Prize honors designs in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture with the goal of advancing the appreciation of architecture worldwide.

Each submitted design was evaluated by the esteemed AAP Jury on its own merit based on form, function, and innovation. Winning projects were given titles of platinum, gold, silver, or bronze levels, along with honorable mentions from many distinguished submissions.

2016
 

Amerian Architecture Prize, Award

Project: Pushkinsky International Cinema Hall At Moscow - Revitalization
Team: MetropolitanmometuM - Lead Designer
Award: Heritage Architecture - Bronze Prize

The American Architecture Prize honors designs in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture with the goal of advancing the appreciation of architecture worldwide.

Each submitted design was evaluated by the esteemed AAP Jury on its own merit based on form, function, and innovation. Winning projects were given titles of platinum, gold, silver, or bronze levels, along with honorable mentions from many distinguished submissions. Congratulations to all of our 2016 American Architecture Prize winners.

2016
 

2013 Design-Build Project Awards, Award

Project: Los Angeles Mission College East Campus Complex
Team: The Pankow-Quatro Design Group Design-Build Team - Architectural Project Designer
Award: The National Design-Build Award in the category of Educational Facilities

LOS ANGELES MISSION COLLEGE EAST CAMPUS COMPLEX: The Pankow-Quatro Design Group Design-Build Team wins The National Design-Build Award in the category of Educational Facilities.

2013
 

Published Project - The Rotunda at Warsaw - Human Lines, Other

Project: The Rotunda at Warsaw - Human Lines
Team: MetropolitanmometuM - Lead Designer

The presence of lines in space redefine ideas of a familiar place. They recreate areas previously perceived as flat hardscaped surfaces re-configuring the plaza’s relationship to the Rotunda and its surroundings. The new design features a light structure system composed of multiple straight metal bars. They divide the site. The new structure’s three dimensional lines touch the ground, and they slowly elevate. New well defined circulation pathways and canopies redirect people around the Rotunda. A new park emerges to the north. Its straight lines on the ground are dynamic, but they break to create a pause for silence and reflection forming seating areas. Uninviting narrow areas between buildings are specially framed to create welcoming walkways. The new structure is as much part of the Rotunda as it is of its site. Its design implies constant change and acceleration. It redefines a landmark. And just like the Rotunda, it does not have a defined beginning or end.

2013
 

Published Project - Moscow International Film Festival 2012 at the New Pushkinsky Cinema Pushkin Square, Moscow, RU, Other

Project: Pushkinsky International Cinema Hall At Moscow - Revitalization
Team: MetropolitanmometuM - Lead Designer

The project consists of the restoration of Pushkinsky International Cinema, the addition of two exterior glass towers, an interactive hub glass structure and a public recreational zone adjacent to Passion/Pushkin Plaza. The existing building is an architectural gem in the city of Moscow that suffered years of neglect. The new addition and its architectural elements attempt to recognize Pushkinsky cinema’s great history while also paving its path towards its future in the city of Moscow.
The new building program is housed within two glass towers. The glass towers offer retail at its ground level, and concession stands and a book store on its second level. They become new façade elements that showcase the cinema’s restored splendor without covering the existing building from the public view. The glass towers work as special mediators between public and private areas. They invite the public in to enjoy the theater and experience the city. The new public areas outside the cinema consist of public art, a skating rink, a small amphitheater, and an interactive hub structure/information center. In addition, the project proposes improvements to its adjacent streets. Existing lanes are reconfigured in a new way. Therefore, Tverskoy Boulevard has newly dedicated bicycle lanes running along a green median strip. The bicycle lanes and the green median strip are sandwiched between car lanes and public transportation lanes. This new green core beautifies the street and ensures the bicyclists safety.
The project provides recreational areas adjacent to its plaza, and a buffer zone in the form of glass towers mediate between the building’s private areas and its surrounding public parks. In addition, Passion/Pushkin Plaza connects directly with an ongoing local project led by the government of Moscow. It is called "My Street" in and it aims to create 50 Kilometers of new pedestrian zones along Tverskaya Street.
In Sum, the Pushkinsky International Cinema Hall at Moscow - Revitalization project is a comprehensive design that considers the improvement of the existing building, its public pedestrian areas and its adjacent transportation corridors.

2011
 

Certificate of Concours awarded by the Deparment of Architecture at Cal Poly, Pomona, CA, Award

Award presented by the Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design, Department of Architecture

2007
 

DLF Lesley Wheel Memorial award, Award

Designers Lighting Forum, The Lesley Wheel Memorial award

2005
 

AIA, Pasadena & Foothill - Jean Roth Driskel Award, 1st Place

AIA, Pasadena & Foothill Chapter award

2004
 

Design Competition, sponsored by the CCCSFAAA, California, 2nd Place

CCCSFAAA, design competition award

2003
 

Areas of Specialization 

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