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SILVIA RUIZ-POVEDA

SILVIA RUIZ-POVEDA

Santa Monica, CA, US

 
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Silvia Ruiz-Poveda Lomba, AIA member since January 2022, is a Master Architect from Polytechnic University of Madrid / ETSAM, a NAAB accredited 5 year architecture school, graduated in 2016. A civil engineer student and an artist. Actually enrolled at E.T.S.I Superior Technical School of Civil Engineering at the Polytechnic of Madrid while working as a BIM Architect in Madrid, Spain from summer 2021, on hospitality projects on the DD and CD (Revit 360). As well as a freelance on Architectural Competitions since 2019 (Studio Echoes). 

Due to her interest in arts and cinema, she combined her studies at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London in Art Direction (summer of 2012), Film Production at UCLA (summer of 2014) and a year abroad Architecture at Seoul National University (SNU). 

Worked on SD, DD and CD with IBC, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Madrid code. Currently on the path of getting the California Architecture´s license. Her love for the arts, architecture, cinema and surf brought her to Los Angeles, where she has worked in a wide different typology projects from large scale like Football Stadiums, Staples Center, Tennis courts and club to small such us restaurants and bars or affordable multifamily housing, an hotel and spa, music venues in LA, San Bernardino, Cincinnatti, Yoshua Tree Dessert and Seattle. 

She is an experienced BIM Architect with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture & planning industry in Spain and the United States. The strong Arts and Design skills she has, makes her a professional architectural designer focused in Sustainable Architecture Design in large and small scale buildings and different typologies such as entertainment, hospitality and residential. Approaching projects with an awareness of the context, scale and natural light is her main focus. As architecture has the chance to make things better for future's people, is also able to expand concepts of the senses and the perception of our world through a delicate approach of the program, materials and spaces that will mature through time. 

Silvia ended her Master in Architecture creating a new Pier typology in Huntington Beach, California. Extremely concerned about sustainability concepts and natural energy sources that the project is capable to reuse, the project became a new structure that allows the program to grow. Compacted to the site over the ocean to receive the minimum impact to re-use the sources which are exposed for multiple uses, such as Surf Museum, Aquarium, surf and skate schools, restaurants and a greenhouse. While maintaining the permeability the  old Pier has, the new structure generates a green architecture for the city of Huntington Beach. 

Silvia has lived between Madrid, Paris, Seoul, London, Los Angeles, San Sebastián and Biarritz, giving her an adaptable and flexible attitude that her Architecture approach shows. She has collaborated with different Architecture studios accomplishing competitions, such as M-RAD in Los Angeles, for LAGI 2019 Competition in Masdar City, proposing an alternative solution for a sustainable architecture. As she is very interested in work also with arts, music and scenography, eventually collaborates with artists to design their music album and film directors in set design, sound, photography direction and editing, due her studies in Film Production and Art in Film in UCLA and Central Saint Martin in London respectively.


Elsewhere:

Employment 

Studio Echoes, Madrid , Project Architect

International Competitions of Architecture and Art.

Oct 2019 - current
 

Morph Estudio, Madrid, BIM Architect

Hospitality projects in the Design Development Phase (DD) and CD with Revit.
Architectural Competitions and Interior Design with Rhino + Postproduction.
-General Urban Plan Check and Viability Study in Granada, Spain for an hospitality student residence project of 343 rooms (Revit).
-1000 rooms student residence project in Madrid, Spain on the DD and CD phases, application of the ADA code (Revit).

Sep 2021 - Feb 2022
 

Abode Communities, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Affordable Housing Projects in the Design Development (DD) and Construction Documents (CD) phases.

May 2019 - Oct 2019
 

M-Rad Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Designer

Sustainable Architectural Competition - ABU DHABI LAGI 2019 NOMINATION
Multifamily housing project in the SD schematic design phase with Revit.

Apr 2019 - May 2019
 

MEIS Design Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

STAPLES CENTER UPGRADE Los Angeles - DD
DIGNITY HEALTH SPORTS PARK UPGRADE Los Angeles - SD
FC CINCINNATI WEST END STADIUM - SD schematic design and Design Development Phase DD working with Revit 360 + Architectural visualizations

Jun 2018 - Apr 2019
 

Ruiz-Poveda Arquitectos, Zaragoza, ES, Junior Architect

Residential projects layout design for real state and assessment. - Autocad

May 2016 - May 2018
 

Education 

E.T.S.I. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Madrid, ES, BArch, Civil Engineering

Sep 2021 - current
 
Sep 2008 - Jan 2016
 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Film Production

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
 

Seoul National University, Seoul, KR, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2013 - Jan 2014
 

University of the Arts, Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design, London, GB, Art Design for Film

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Awards 

Land Art Project Competition, Other

SMACH is a land-art project, a biennial open air exhibition that represents the combination of “art and nature”, where the latter acts as the display of the artistic creations, designed and tailored specifically to various sites.

2021
 
2019
 

LAND ART GENERATOR - LAGI 2019, Nomination

Architropism by Matthew Rosenberg, Kevin Morgan, Kenneth Young, Sung-Su Kim, and Silvia Ruiz-Poveda
Technology: vertical axis wind turbine, kinetic energy harvesting
Annual Capacity: 1,640 MW
A submission to the 2019 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Abu Dhabi.

2019
 

Selected Project at Aparicio Project Design with Junya Ishigami, Scholarship

2014
 

AV Magazine Drawing Tuñon and Mansilla, 1st Place

Hand drawing Tuñón and Mansilla´s projects winning annual subscription at AV Magazine

2014
 

Selected Projects Featured at Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid Project´s Book, Scholarship

2014
 

https://issuu.com/cyanmag/docs/cyanmag12, Honorable Mention

Feature on CYAN MAGAZINE ILUSTRACIÓN EXPERIMENTAL

2012
 

Drawing Contest at CEU San Pablo Madrid, 2nd Place

2012
 
2010
 

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