Gibrann Ruiz

Gibrann Ruiz

Chicago, IL, US



Welcome to my creative portfolio. The projects try to understand current design notions, and re-image old design paradigms. The method of design operation for these projects include: parametricism, digital visualization, and current notions of rapid fabrication. Also, the projects try to re-image architecture and its method of form finding, by pushing the notions of the ordinary and investing the characteristics on the extraordinary.


RAW3 Design, Metamora, MI, US, Senior BIM Manager

• CAD translation to BIM models
• Creation of custom parametric families.
• CAD/BIM modeling based on High desity Point Clouds.

Jan 2014 - current

True Design Services, Chicago, IL, US, BIM/ Revit Specialist

• BIM modeling of ornate historical buildings.
• Custom parametric families of historical buildings.
• CAD/ BIM conversion based on High density Point Clouds.
• Compiled electronic drawings for schematic design.
• Provided accurate representation of MEP systems.
• Square footage calculations.
• As-built plans for design phase for an expansion of a health care facility

Apr 2012 - current

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Chicago, IL, US, Designer / Revit / BIM Specialist Consultant.

• Designer for multiple option schemes for a project ranging from exterior Facades to Interor layouts
• BIM Translation from schematic design to Design Development
• In charge of Creating Detail commponents for Construction Drawing
• In charge of Creating Parametric Families that adapt to different aspects of the project develpment
• Construction Administration: Submital Reviewer, and responsable for creating RFI responses (ASK) from the revit model

Oct 2013 - Jul 2014


University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2011 - Apr 2013

University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2010


University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture, Other

Successfully acquired advanced placement in the second year graduate program, on a three year graduate program.


University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture, Other

Works selected for the year-end show student exhibition of design work.


Institute for advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Other

Selected as one of the best projects in master planning, on a study abroad program.


Areas of Specialization