Ana Calderon Gongora

Ana Calderon Gongora

Miami, FL, US



Innovative Architect and designer highly efficient at integrating art and science with a strong conceptual thinking and understanding of the Project phases.
My main goal is to go beyond the mere construction of livable spaces, with unique projects that fulfill the costumer needs. 
I am interested in the entire process that goes from the feasibility studies to the final constructive details.
I have specialized in Concept Design and its development in livable spaces.


Oppenheim Architecture, Miami, FL, US, Designer

Jun 2016 - current

designONE Consulting Services, Miami, FL, US, Designer

Jun 2014 - May 2016

Own Practice, Cuernavaca, MX, CASA DE LA BARCA, custom made residence

Own architectural practice
Custom made residence,
Design and Construction,
Private client,
171.00 m2 (1,840.63sqf)

Jun 2012 - Nov 2013

CUME Grupo Nuevos Urbanistas y Auditores, S.A. de C.V., Ciudad de México, MX, Auditor and Consultant

I audited and made recommendations for design's quality. I participated in two Low-income Town House Projects in Queretaro with 250 units each one.

Feb 2012 - Jan 2013

Own Practice, Cuernavaca, MX, CASA BRISAS, custom made residence

Own architectural practice
Custom made residence,
Design and Construction,
Private client,
210.00 m2 (2,260sqf)

May 2011 - Nov 2012

CECSA INMOBILIARIA COLUMBIA S.A. DE C.V., Cuernavaca, MX, Designer in Chief

This Construction Company decided to open a Department of Architecture, I was invited to create and lead the Department.
One of my first tasks was to define the scope of activities and make the staff's election, I was in charge of a five Architects staff.

Our activities ranged from the analysis of possible terrains to purchase and defining it's most profitable vocation to the development of detailed drawings for construction.
My main task was to define the Concept Design and guide the team throughout the different phases of the project.
We also interacted with external Architecture Studios whose design were evaluated in order to be chosen and built by the company.

Highlighted projects:
Espacio Agua Viva, High-rise Private community, Morelos, Mexico, 2011.
Panuco Lofts, 10 High-rise apartments, Cuernavaca, Mexico, 2009.
Tercer Anillo Offices and Gas station, Aguascalientes, Mexico, 2008. In collaboration with Gas Station Consultants.
RIA Innovation and Learning Network, design by Ludens. We led in collaboration with the Construction Department phase 1 (eleven centers) between 2010 and 2011.

Apr 2008 - Jan 2011

Own Practice, Ciudad de México, MX, Custom made Furniture design and production for a Loft apartment

Own architectural practice
Custom made furniture,
Design and production
Polanco, Mexico City.
Private client,

Sep 2005 - Jan 2006

Own Practice., Ciudad de México, MX, ANGULO 45 wood artifacts Collection, Object designer

Design and production, this collection allowed me in 2006 obtain a scholarship to participate in the International Exchange Program Design and Innovation in Barcelona, Spain.

Mar 2005 - Nov 2005

RIVADENEYRA ARQUITECTOS studio, Ciudad de México, MX, Senior Designer

This is an extraordinary studio where everyone participate in the design and development of all architectural disciplines through the different stages of the project.

My daily work included the following tasks:
Sketching Conceptual designs with strong understanding of lot context and briefing,
Analysis of feasibility studies,
Development of construction plans and documents,
Rendering, models and presentation for clients,
Interior design through furniture design, and
closely collaboration with the Building Department to ensure there is consistency between the designed and constructed.

Relevant Projects:
Cañada de las Lomas, 150 High-rise apartments, Santa Fe, Mexico City, 2004.
New Building for the Senate of the Republic, National Contest, Mexico City, 2004.
De Valdez Residence, Custom made residence, Private Community Rancho San Francisco, Mexico City, 2004.
Stadium and Arena Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, 2003.
Limon Residence, Custom made residence, Private community La Cima, Mexico City, 2002

Jan 1998 - Jun 2004

HIGH ACHIEVERS SPECIAL PROJECT PROGRAM: “Development of the Urban Renovation Plan for the New Historic Downtonwn - Reforma Avenue Tourism Corridor”, UNAM Faculty of Architecture in collaboration with Mexico City Government, Ciudad de México, MX, Architect

The workshop was created to develop the Urban renovation for this important Tourist Corridor in the heart of Mexico City.
I was invited to participate with this multidisciplinary team of Architects, Industrial Designers, Urban planners and Landscape designers to define the scope of work, guidelines and develop the Plan for the New Touristic Corridor.

This one year project began construction in 2002. I was directly involved in the development of the Urban project.

Jan 2001 - Dec 2001


NODE Center, Berlin, Germany , Creative Thinking: Strategies to Develop and Refine your project ideas

Apr 2015 - Jun 2015

Universidad Iberoamericana de la Ciudad de México, Santa Fé, MX, Development of Real Estate Projects

May 2009 - Jan 2010

AECID ( Spanish Agency for International Cooperation) and Fundacion Carolina, Madrid, ES / Barcelona, ES, Design and Innovation

International Exchange Program (Internship and Workshop)

Oct 2006 - Dec 2006

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Ciudad Universitaria, MX / Architecture Faculty, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Sep 1996 - Dec 2000


International Exchange Program DESIGN AND INNOVATION, Internship and Workshop, Scholarship

Organized by Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECID) and Fundacion Carolina.
Madrid Spain.

Ten architects and designers from Iberoamerican countries were invited fully funded scholarships to Madrid and Barcelona to participate in taught conferences and work in prestigious design firms from October to December 2006.

I collaborated with NANIMARQUINA studio, a National Design Award winner, with a design for a sampler-showcase prototype.


Areas of Specialization