Gloria Serra Coch

Gloria Serra Coch

New York, NY, US



Architect, Urbanist or space - thinker, I am deeply interested in the multiple perspectives of human experience of the city and strangers interactions in the (public?) urban realm.

Actively looking for a job in the intersection of architecture, urban design and planning in New York City starting May 2019. J-1 Visa (18 months)



Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Research Assistant.

Research Assistant. June 2018 - Present, New York
Leah Meisterlin
▪ Developed a taxonomy on innovation districts in the United States
▪ Worked in the experimentation of new ways to analyse commuting in San Diego with
GIS methods based on reconsidering the measure of time and distance.
Research Assistant. June 2018 - August 2018, New York
Center for Spatial Research (CSR)
▪ Analyzed methodologies to compare the Gridded Population of the World (GPWv3)
and nighttime lights from VIIRS to find mismatches that reveal inequalities
▪ Created infrapolitics visualizations of Puerto Rico Bonds andBogotá Street vendors.

Jun 2018 - current

BarcelonaTech. Polytechnical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, ES, Researcher

Architecture, Energy and Evironment (AiEM), Architecture School of Barcelona
Researcher and Teacher. February 2016 - July 2017, Barcelona
Participated in government funded research projects Mediterranean Urban
Morphology and MOET
▪ Researched morphological parameters affecting energy and human behavior in
urban environments, with emphasis on the study of solar access, lighting comfort,
density, walkability and public space.
▪ Published articles in Energies, Cities and ACE
▪ Organized 2 international conferences and facilitated 2 workshops in collaboration
with Keio University (Japan) and Sapienza University (Roma)
▪ Guest lecture at the Contemporary City course Polimi (Milan) organized by co+labo
Teaching Assistant. September 2012 - July 2013, Barcelona
Càtedra Blanca Barcelona, Departament of Architectonic Projects
▪ Wrote Consideraciones sobre la Experiencia. Carlos Ferrater. Palimpsesto Editorial.
▪ Facilitated Studio courses III - IV
Research Assistant. collaborations 2013 - 2015, Barcelona
Research group Architecture Energy and Environment (AiEM)
▪ Adaptated and translated congress papers and scientific articles
▪ Created website and managed social media

Mar 2016 - Jul 2017

BTA. Architecture Office, Barcelona, ES, Architect.

Participated in the design and management of architectural and urban projects,
from preliminary studies to technical development with attention to social issues
Architect. January 2016 - July 2017, Barcelona
▪ Developed urbanisation project in the neighborhood of Raval (Barcelona) with focus
on community involvement
▪ Designed and provided technical execution of elderly residential centers (Sabadell,
Mataró, Arenys and Granollers) and residential projects
▪ Analyzed industrial area to determine sites designated for historical preservation
Architecture intern. September 2014 - June 2015 Barcelona
▪ Developed technical plans of a residence for elderly people in Sabadell

Sep 2014 - Jul 2017

AAIMM. Architecture Office, Barcelona, ES, Architect

Developed master plan of an urban park for the water company of Barcelona
AGBAR in Cornellà de Llobregat
▪ Established environmental related guidelines for constructions
▪ Developed strategy for natural purification of water
▪ Designed the access square of the Park

Oct 2015 - Dec 2015


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Urban Planning

Degree Candidate, May 2019
Columbia University, New York City
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning
and Preservation (GSAPP)
Concentration in Urban Analytics
Fellowship La Caixa 2017-2019

Sep 2017 - current

Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB), Barcelona, ES, MArch, Architect

BarcelonaTech (UPC)
Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de
Barcelona (ETSAB)
Bachelor and Master in Architecture and
Urban Design. Licensed architect in Spain.
▪ Exchange Program 2013-2014.
TU Delft, the Netherlands. 1st year
Master at Faculty of Architecture and
the Built Environment
▪ Graduation project with honors
▪ Salutatorian of graduating class

Sep 2009 - Jul 2015

Areas of Specialization