Elena Fernandez

Elena Fernandez

Miami, FL, US



My name is Elena Fernandez and I am a spainsh architect based in Panama City, Republic of

Panama. As a senior architect my role is to lead our design team efforts in high-end residential,

commercial and interior design projects at Edward McGrath & Associates (EMA). I have

decided to further my career and expand my personal knowledge, Miami is currently in an

important architectural growth and can offer great opportunities in architectural design.

In addition to my experience in Panama, I was part of the façades design team at ARUP UK

(London) in 2011, developing projects such as the Apple Campus in Cupertino, San Francisco,

or the Bacardi-Bombay Sapphire GlassHouse in UK. I also worked for the spanish office LFV

Architects as a Design Architect in 2012. I have been working concurrently as a teaching

assistant in Architectural Design and I have also participated in several international competitions,

being awarded one (Lamp Light Solutions).

My three passions include architectural design, editorial design and photography, and within

the fusion and love for these three artistic, yet scientific areas, my work expresses a very

personal vision, complemented by strong sensitivity and dynamism, among with my international


My vision is to bring Spanish high-end quality work for a human scale and new personal,

sustainable solutions to a fast growing country, working with extreme sensibility, ethic, detail

and respect for contextual elements, collective memory and identity.



Edward McGrath & Associates, Panama City, PA, Desing Coordinator - Senior Architect

While at Edward McGrath&Associates I was trained in and now have a working knowledge of contracts administration as well. I am extremely detail oriented and have strong problem solving skills that enable me to complete every project accurately and to the highest standard possible. I have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and can function well as a team member or as a leader.

Dec 2012 - current

LFV Arquitectos (Palencia, Spain), Palencia, ES, Design Architect

Oct 2011 - Dec 2012

Arup, London, GB, Façades Designer Intership

Jun 2011 - Oct 2011


Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, ES, MArch, Advanced Construction Techniques for Architectural Projects

Sep 2010 - Jun 2011

Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, ES, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2002 - Apr 2010



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