Gabriel Espinoza

Gabriel Espinoza

Chicago, IL, US



I am a passionate and highly-motivated young architect, recently graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology, looking for employment in exciting and dynamic work environments where I can constantly be exposed to new learning experiences.

I was raised in a diverse background, my family is both from Korea and Ecuador and I have had the privilege of living and studying in a variety of different countries: Ecuador, Argentina, El Salvador, Spain, Cambodia, and the United States. These experiences helped me to develop a deep sense of cultural awareness and interpersonal skills that enable me to engage and collaborate successfully with teams, clients, and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.

I also held internships at Gruzen Samton (New York) and Obrum (Quito), where I learned to work along admirable people, in strong and reliable teams that successfully delivered projects with outstanding quality and time-efficiency. I became involved with a wide range of  highly influential projects in both cities, where I proved to be  highly committed and a driven co-worker in all aspects of the design process extending from schematic design to construction of technical drawings.

My education and experiences has provided me with a vast skillset that helped me develop an adaptive and fast-learning mentality ready to overcome difficult challenges; qualities that I believe will be an asset to your company


Draftin and Modeling, San Fransico, Assistant Drafter

Worked together with an independent architect.

In charge of translating and devloping Auto CAD drawings of , construction detail, revision of construction document set, as-built measurements, for residential projects in San Fransico

May 2015 - current

Obrum, Quito, Intern Architectural Designer

Obrum is a small Design/Developer Company focused on introducing modern office and retail space in Quito.

Worked directly with head architect to design facade and core, developed construction documents for two of the most high-end new office buildings in downtown Quito which were amongst the first in the city to incorporate smart technology to pursue energy efficiency and sustainability.

Participated in the team which communicated directly with contractor, visited construction sites, and curated drawings exchanged between architects and engineers.

Delivered interior design proposal for a veterinary international branch, satisfying the brand aesthetics requirements with a modern and high-tech office space.

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

IBI Group - Gruzen Samton, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

Gruzen Samton is a highly influential architectural firm located in Manhattan and specialized in coordinating with developers to design and construct project across New York City.

Collaborated with an exceptional team of architects and delivered Construction Document Sets for two modern residential apartment buildings in Brooklyn using Revit Architecture.

Delivered work efficiently and managed to finish drawing set before required deadlines. (Examples of DOB filing set upon request.)

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013


Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, BArch, 5 year Proffesional Bachelors

Aug 2010 - May 2015

Escuela Técnica superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona, Barcelona, BArch, Exchange- Semester Abroad

Jan 2014 - Jun 2014


Deans List, Award

Outstanding academic achievements recognized by the College of Architecture in Illinois Institute of Technology


People Choice Awards -3rd Year Studio Competition, 1st Place

Best Model, Best Presentation, Best Overall Project


International Student Scholarship, Grant

Monetary Award for academic achievements through out undergraduate degree completion.


Areas of Specialization