Jessica Passos

Jessica Passos

Los Angeles, CA



Architecture and Urban Design student. Interested in urban environments, large scale projects and contemporary issues.


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Teaching Assistant

Jan 2015 - Apr 2015

Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, BR, Architecture Intern

Worked as an architecture intern at CEFET's project department. Participated in activities within a broad range, such as: furniture detailing; interior design; architectural representation both in 2D and 3D; urban design; landscaping; project organizing and reviewing, among others.

Sep 2013 - Feb 2014

Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, BR, Student Researcher - Tutorial Education Program

Worked as a student researcher at PET, developing research and writing about the relation between Inhotim, currently one of Brazil’s most promising museum, and the recent changes in urbanization patterns.

Jan 2012 - Aug 2012

Editorial PET - Parahyba Magazine, Belo Horizonte, BR, Editor and Graphic Designer

Developed a student-produced magazine in Architecture and Urbanism. Tasks included, but were not limited to, selecting works to feature in the issues, revising texts, preparing events, participating in events selling the magazine and, most importantly, editorial design.

Jul 2011 - Aug 2012

Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, BR, Assistant

Assisted the head of the Department of Critical Studies and professor Dr. Celina Borges Lemos with research on history of local architecture, collecting material and writing texts, preparing material for lectures and classes and occasionally assisting students with class-related research.

Jul 2011 - Dec 2011

Marginália, Belo Horizonte, BR, Scenographer - freelance

Designed solutions in scenography for the video-artwork exhibition ‘Otherwhere’, by the group of artists Marginália.

Jul 2011 - Nov 2011


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture I

Second year student at the MArch I program at SCI-Arc.

Aug 2014 - current

Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, BR, Architecture and Urbanism

Student at UFMG's School of Architecture. As a full time student, also participated in several University-related activities, such as research programs, magazine developments and exhibition planning.

Mar 2009 - current

The New School, New York, NY, US, Architectural Design

Visiting student at Parsons The New School for Design, concentrating in Architecture and Urbanism. Enrolled in Senior undergraduate and First-year graduate courses.

Aug 2012 - May 2013

Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Graphic Design

Took 3 semesters in the Graphic Design Program at UEMG's Design School.

Feb 2009 - Jun 2010


Best printed publication, 1st Place

While editor of Parahyba Magazine, a student-run publication, we received the award as best printed publication of 2011, issued by Mixsordia, a local cultural guide that focuses on local production and emerging culture.


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