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Lorenis Rosario

Lorenis Rosario

San Juan, PR, US

 
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About 

Hi, I'm Lore — Designer, Visual Artist, & Entrepreneur. You might know me as the Owner & Principal Creator behind The Doggo Co. After starting my own brand, I found a love for all things branding, marketing and graphic design. Formally trained as an architectural designer, I decided to combine my technical skills and attention to detail with my illustration & art skills. This allows me to see things from a different perspective and solve design problems in a creative way. I’m self-motivated and passionate about improving the lives of others through design and am constantly looking to learn new things.


Employment 

CASA-i, San Juan, PR, US, Project Coordinator

Lead our production team developing drawing sets, tracking and monitoring fast project schedules. Overseeing the design and construction process of a building project. On my everyday I have to be a creative problem solver, organized, and use strong communication and analytical skills as well. Solid technical skills and proficient with BIM technology.

Jan 2021 - current
 

Self Employed, San Juan, PR, US, Entrepreneur

Owner & Developer of The Doggo (Ecommerce brand). Creator of the brand’s identity, website design and all visual comunication in social media and marketing materials. Proficient in website development, marketing campaigns and social media communjty management & content

Jul 2020 - current
 

Noor Engineering Group W.L.L, Chicago, IL, US, Designer

Collaborative design practices for varied scale
projects in the hospitality team. These included renovations and new construction projects across the US.

Production and design input on FF&E’s and interior design for different spaces inside our hotel clients like restaurants, rooms and lobbies

Oct 2018 - Aug 2020
 

Canopy / Architecture + Design, Chicago, IL, US, Project Coordinator

Architectural design/ production for 7 scattered sites with (150) affordable housing units and (2) community focused commercial buildings ni Chicago; Construction site supervisions and drawing sets production.

Aug 2017 - Oct 2018
 

Education 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Masters, Architecture with Emphasis in Interior Architecture

Sep 2015 - May 2017
 

Escuela de Arquitectura Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR, US, BArch, Environmental Design

Aug 2010 - May 2015
 

UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Architectural Design

Advanced Design Class Certification

May 2014 - Aug 2014
 

Awards 

AIA’a student competition, Honorable Mention

Master of Architecture - Thesis Presentation - Breaking the Cycle

Breaking The Cycle envisions to rethink the design of correctional facility interior environments. We believe that architecture has potential to contribute to inmate rehabilitation within a prison by creating fresh and healthier spaces in order to reduce stress and violence between inmates.

In order to achieve our goal we started by analyzing the prison design code which led us to conduct studies comparing 3 different scenarios: the existing conditions, what we could do within the prison design code, and our proposal that doesn’t necessarily comply with the standard design code but envisions rehabilitation for future design of prisons.

These studies examine the core principles of interior architecture spaces of the DAYROOM, PRISON CELL, CAFETERIA and VISITING ROOM related to lighting, materiality, nature, relationships and interactions. Current materiality in prisons tend to be rigid and cold because of prison design standards that require such materials to be easily cleanable. This doesn’t suggest that only concrete and steel should be used in these facilities. Softer and warmer materiality also complies with these standards and can make radical changes within prison atmosphere. Working with the architectural prison design code and incorporating programing that has been proven to work towards inmate rehabilitation, we propose standard changes that could be implemented in existing facilities and lead towards a new typology for prison design which focuses on rehabilitation for inmates.

Breaking The Cycle seeks to open a discussion for questions such as: How can architecture support the methods of rehabilitation and healing? What can architecture do and what are the limits of architecture in this matter? And, can architecture in fact change behavior, or be an agent of change in society? For that reason our research led us towards architecture as a psychological element, in which architectural design seeks to appeal to all senses with the purpose to learn how the insides of buildings influence the insides of the human mind.

2017
 

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