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Edlyn García La Torre

Edlyn García La Torre

San Juan, PR, US

 

About 

Architect in Training [and scientist at heart], finished a Master’s Degree in Environment and Bioclimatic Architecture at the Technical University of Madrid, Spain [ETSAM]. García La Torre graduated from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico in 2009. She has worked with several Architectural firms since 2006 as an apprentice and architectural assistant and Project Architect I.

Currently a Researcher/Lecturer in the School of Architecture of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. She Co-directs a Research and Design Studio called Biotectónica with Prof. Wilfredo Mendez. 

Recently granted PUCPR Research SEEDS Funds to continue developing her research on BIOCLIMATIC SKINS: Rethinking the Building Envelope Through Thermoregulation Strategies and Technics of Living Organisms.

Blogs, flips and writes about: 

BIOCLIMATIC ARCHITECTURE {Biology+Architecture+Climate+Technology} BioA.C.T.™

Passionate about:
Architecture/Design/Research/Science/Biomimicry/Environment/Travel/Photography

Employment 

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Architecture, Ponce, PR, US, Lecturer/ Researcher

Lecturer for:
Design Studios from first to fourth year: ARAD 102, 202, 401
Sustainability Elective: ARST 4030 Leadership in Green Building Design and Construction

Faculty Mentor for USGBC Student Group

Principal Investigator for a SEEDs funded academic research project. Bioclimatic Skins: Rethinking the Building Envelope by the Study of Thermoregulation Strategies and Techniques of Living Organisms

Team-teaching a Research and Design studio that seeks to foster the intersections between architecture and biological structures. Biotectonica R&D Studio

https://www.facebook.com/biotectonica.pr

https://flipboard.com/@edlyngarcia/biotect%C3%B3nica-r%26d-studio-m6m1ul0ez

Aug 2013 - current
 

EMR Architects & Consultants PSC, Guaynabo, PR, US, Project Architect I

General project co-ordination. - Preparation of planning application drawings. - Preparation of 2D and/or 3D project visualizations. - Project and design presentations. - Organization and preparation of detailed design drawings - Assisting with the preparation of tender documents - Writing project and elemental specifications. - Maintenance of file and CAD records - Co-ordination with externally appointed consultants. - Material selection and specifications. - Product selection. - Space planning- Office Design- Health Care design-Code analysis- envelope analysis

Nov 2013 - Feb 2015
 

Quality Construction Services, SE, San Juan, PR, US, Architectural Consultant/ Representative

Cost estimates of Construction bids and “design/build” proposals.
-Representative and Consultant for private development of collective housing projects. -Construction Company Representative/ Designer/ LEED Consultant for design/build proposals for XXI Century Schools in Puerto RIco.

Feb 2010 - May 2014
 

EMR Architects & Consultants PSC, Guaynabo, PR, US, Architect Assistant

Preparation of 2D and/or 3D project visualizations. - Organization and preparation of detailed design drawings - Writing project and elemental specifications. - In charge of multidisciplinary teamwork using a BIM program for diverse projects of: collective housing, hospitals, offices, private housing and public projects. - Co-ordination with externally appointed consultants. - Material selection and specifications. - Product selection. - Space planning- Office Design- Health Care design-Code analysis- Construction management assistance for public projects

Sep 2007 - May 2010
 

Urbana/Arquitectura, Miramar, PR, US, Apprentice

Permisology, 3D-modeling, CAD-design and graphic design for high end residential projects, custom furniture design, restaurants, and office interior layouts.

Sep 2006 - Aug 2007
 

Education 

Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM), Madrid, ES, Masters, Environment and Bioclimatic Architecture

Jan 2012 - Dec 2012
 

Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (PUPR), San Juan, PR, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2003 - Jun 2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills