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Alejandro Jahiatt

Alejandro Jahiatt

New York, NY, US

 

About 

New York-based architectural designer freshly graduated from Columbia GSAPP's M.S. AAD program in 2019. I'm interested in projects of all scales, preferably with a focus on experimental, refreshing and cutting-edge design for housing, commercial and institutional projects. Looking forward to making a real impact in my built environment.

I also enjoy doing graphic design, watching films and writing music on the side.

Employment 

B+F Architects, LLC, San Juan, PR, US, Part-Time Architecture Intern

Designed conceptual and preliminary proposals for public space in the town of Cataño. Carried out detailed post-hurricane architecture damage reports and design recommendations across various commercial sites. Produced schematic designs and renderings for experimental housing, residential and commercial renovations.

Mar 2018 - Dec 2018
 

CIDI UPR, San Juan, PR, US, Research Assistant

Collaborated with Psychology Department researchers to investigate virtual environment design critiques via internet. Worked together with the University of Slovenia’s School of Architecture professors to coordinate joint studio design exercises. Participated in a joint investigation along the University of Puerto Rico’s Medical Science Campus involving asthma and the built environment.

Aug 2014 - May 2018
 

ERERAS Arquitectos, PSC, San Juan, PR, US, Architecture Intern

Met low-resource housing government project deadlines under time constraints, working in house redesigns and detailed construction plans, while collaborating with engineering consultants. Participated in design, technical drafting and visualizations of new institutional R&D offices, house and seafront projects.

May 2015 - Aug 2016
 

Education 

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Architecture

Master of Science - Advanced Architectural Design

May 2018 - May 2019
 

University of Puerto Rico - School of Architecture, San Juan, PR, US, MArch, Architecture

Final Thesis Grade - Outstanding

Aug 2016 - May 2018
 

University of Puerto Rico - School of Architecture, San Juan, PR, US, BArch, Architecture

Minor in Marketing Management
Magna Cum Laude
AIAS Directive - Graphic Designer

Aug 2011 - May 2016
 

Awards 

Beca Juan Marques Mera, Grant

Architecture travel grant based on merit and travel proposal, with Chicago as a destination.

2015
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills