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CATALINA PARRA

CATALINA PARRA

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Employment 

Independent Consultant, New York, NY, US, Architect - Planner

Development and collaboration of multi-scale projects and proposals focused in architecture and urban environments

VAMOS Architects - City Harvest Preliminary Space-Search Physical Criteria for New Facility in New York
NACTO-GDCI - Production of a series of short reports and how to guides to support the work of NACTO-GDCI in Bogotá, Colombia

Oct 2017 - current
 

Gehl Studio, New York, NY, US, Architect Assistant

Public space strategies for enhancing public life in cities.
Data recollection for public space/public life analysis, evaluation methods for pilot projects and graphic elements for presentations and reports.

Jan 2017 - Oct 2017
 

Taller del Espacio Público - Planeación Distrital SDPD, Bogotá, CO, Architect Designer - Planner

Design parameters for small to large scale projects in new developments or existing urban spaces in Bogotá, Colombia.
Development of the new public space manual of Bogotá, incorporating complete streets design into the city’s public realm.
Design development and collaboration in the execution of the first pilot project for temporary plazas in Bogotá.

Jan 2016 - Dec 2016
 

Glickman Schlesinger Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Interior design renovations for residential and retail projects.
Elaborated drawings sets from Schematic Design to Construction Documents and supervised on-site construction progress.
Projects: Dr.Kwak Medical office and Surgical Suite, Park Ave - Lipshutz-Silverman Residence, 82nd Street - Hanna-Horovitz Residence 22nd Street - David Weeks Studio - Atlantic Ave

Sep 2014 - Dec 2015
 

Office of Metropolitan Architecture OMA + Castro Gomez UT, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

collaboration in the execution of the Design Development of the Bogotá Centro Administrativo Nacional (CAN), the new civic center Master Plan of Bogotá. An urban design of 87 Hectares of mixed use residential, retail and Government buildings. I elaborated urban grid studies and zoning guideline proposals. As a team we coordinated traffic and sustainability consultants and prepared client presentations.

Jan 2014 - Sep 2014
 

LeadDog Marketing Group, New York, NY, US, Architecture / Installations / Interior Design

Arquitectural Design + Events Interior Design

Projects: SUPERBOWL Pre-Game Party 2014 / CHIPOTLE Booth Summer Tour 2013 / GlutenFree.com FNCE Conference Booth / Madison Square Garden Transformation project 2012 - 2013 / CHIPOTLE Booth Food & Wine Festival 2012 / DEFIANCE series' launch event - SyFy Channe

Jul 2012 - Jan 2014
 

RIBON PERRY & CIA, Bogota, Colombia, Construction Programming Architect

Gathered on-site construction progress data for elaborating detailed monthly reports for Planning and Budget control for the construction of Titan Plaza, a 180,000 m2 shopping center.

May 2010 - May 2011
 

ARQUITECTURA Y PAISAJE Diana Wiesner, Bogota, Colombia, Project Architect

Collaborated with the Design Development of the urban renewal project in Downtown Bogotá; San Victorino Center of popular commerce 125,000 m2. Coordinated technical designs and developed architectural details of building and public space components.

Nov 2009 - May 2010
 

RIR ARQUITECTOS, Bogota, Colombia, Junior Architect

Collaborated in Interior design projects for residential and retail renovations. Designed architectural details, selected materials and finishes and coordinated with vendors and contractors. Supervised on-site construction progress and presented to clients. ACESCO Offices 116th St / Juan Valdez Store 26th Ave / RTI Apartment

Oct 2008 - Nov 2009
 

LORENZO CASTRO ARQUITECTO, Bogota, Colombia, Junior Architect

Collaborated in the design development of architectural and public space projects. Elaborated SD and CA drawings sets and assisted in on-site construction supervision.
Participated in a variety of projects as “El Cumbiodromo”, a 30,000m2 project in El Banco, Magdalena, of mixed-use buildings and recreational park, Niquia Residential project and art installations as EQUUS Arte.

Dec 2006 - Sep 2008
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Masters, Environmental Systems Management

Sep 2011 - May 2013
 

Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2001 - Jun 2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills