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Ana Zapata

Ana Zapata

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

I discovered my passion for architecture at a young age.  I was fascinated by the possibility of not only creating form but also a space or domains that could potentially be built on a larger scale.  Since then, I have aspired to be a curator of spaces that perhaps will stimulate a younger generation of designers to follow.

SCI-Arc, my most recent alma mater, pushed my limits, understanding of geometry and digital arts to the level of unleashing my dormant mad scientist personality.  I take each new project as an opportunity to grow and further my skills, whether it be in the technical domain of architecture or the discipline of digital representation. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Luminaire, Miami, Junior Designer

As a desiner, I research human experiences in order to create beautiful and functional spaces that are intended to be used in a visceral way, impeccably executed and sources of limitless inspiration. I believe that by understanding human needs we are able to create spaces that contribute to the ambiance of happiness and increased productivity.

Oct 2010 - Aug 2014
 

Casa Tua Design, Miami, Interior Design Assistant

As a design assistant I was responsable for developing different individualized design solutions, space planning, fabric coordination, and product selection. I was able to assist the Interior Designer in creating comfortable and functional environments that best represented the client’s lifestyle, taste and budget.

Dec 2008 - Oct 2010
 

PHI Cubed, Miami, Research Assistant

Driven by the overwhelming desire to help rebuild Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, I volunteered to help design architecture that would shelter disaster victims promptly and efficiently. As a research assistant, I was responsible for generating architectural visualization packages that would later be reviewed by funding agencies.

Jan 2010 - Jul 2010
 

Education 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, ESTm

SCI-Arc's ESTm Master program is a rigorous, experimental post-professional degree platform focused on data-based and physical investigations into the rapidly evolving fields of digital design, innovative fabrication methodologies and new building systems.

Aug 2014 - Sep 2015
 

Florida International University, Miami, MArch, Master of Architecture

Master of Architecture is research-based and often a stepping-stone to a Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture, it consist of course work in design, building science, structural engineering, architectural history, theory, and professional practice.

Aug 2007 - Aug 2013
 

Awards 

The Wofsonian Fellow, 1st Place

The Wolfsonian–FIU Fellowship program promotes scholarly research on The Wolfsonian’s collections.

2013
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills