Gabriella Aguirre

Gabriella Aguirre

New York, NY, US




MR Architecture + Decor, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Assisted project managers in all duties of the design and construction of high-end residential projects. Coordinated with contractors, consultants and manufacturers on a daily basis. Conducted comprehensive surveys of existing site conditions. Collaborated in the development and production of drawings and documents for construction and permit reviews. Assisted in the selection of material palettes and specifications. Produced highly customized millwork and architectural details using AutoCAD, SketchUp and Rhino.

Nov 2012 - current

University of California, Berkeley, Graduate Student Instructor and Researcher

Assisted in an evaluation of tools and methods for conceptual estimating used, within the framework of Target Value Design, to evaluate capital costs from architectural program, site characteristics and performance criteria.

Taught a weekly 3 hour computer lab section with 28 students which gave support to the Graduate and undergraduate 4 unit course on Introduction to Structures for Architects. Collaborated with instructors to write and evaluate assessment material.

Aug 2011 - Jun 2012

Boulder Associates Architects, Architecture Intern

Developed mastery in Revit through the collaboration with firm principals in architecture & interior design projects, including schematic, design development and construction documentation. Produced renderings and graphical marketing material for presentations.

May 2011 - Aug 2011

University of California, Berkeley, 3D Fabrication Lab Assistant

Collaborated with students to promote the creative use of CADCAM technologies (laser cutter/3D printer).

Jan 2011 - May 2011

Manuel Bermudez Architects, Architecture Intern

Performed on-site research, surveys and as-builts for four urban renewal projects. Produced analysis of infrastructure, landmarks and public spaces using AutoCad, Illustrator and Photoshop. Collaborated in the schematic phase of intervention proposals.

Nov 2006 - Sep 2007


University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2010 - May 2012

University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2010

Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, ES, Bachelors, Architecture

Study Abroad Program in History and Urbanism Studies

Sep 2006 - Jul 2008


Minority Community Design Fellowship, Award

The Minority Community Design Program Fellowship was established in 1995 in memory of Professor of Architecture Ken Simmons. Professor Simmons was known and loved for his work in equal rights, urban planning, and community development. The Minority Community Design Program Fellowship honors his efforts and vision of diversity at CED by supporting students pursuing a career in community design.


Malcolm Reynolds Prize, Award

This prize is supported by an endowment made to the architecture department by Malcolm Reynolds, a noted Bay Area architect and graduate of UC Berkeley. It is awarded to incoming Master of Architecture students based on demonstrated excellence in the skills of an architect.


Fondo Juan Marqués Mera, Grant

This traveling grant was established by the Architect Juan Marqués Mera with the purpose of providing opportunities of academic formation through the direct contact of architecture students with other cities, cultures and architecture works.

Research topic: “Urban Transformations in Paris: from Haussmann’s Plan to Le Grand Paris.”


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