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Jonathan Arcila-Garcia

Jonathan Arcila-Garcia

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

I am a Designer at Morris Adjmi Architects. Upon my gradation from the University of Florida, I relocated to New York City because of the abundance of opportunities for a fulfilling career. I am part of an ethnic minority, and can speak multiple languages; which facilitates communication with the global architecture community.  The experiences and intercultural relationships that I acquired while studying abroad in Brazil, Mexico, and Europe have greatly expanded my understanding of other cultures and their architectural values. The ability to adapt to new environments and to interact with people of different backgrounds has enriched the way I practice architecture.

 

Meticulous planning and attention to detail are invaluable qualities of a successful designer, which I intend to exemplify with my future career in architecture. My academic journey has allowed me to achieve what my parents could only dream of; giving me the chance to advance beyond a basic education while securing my financial independence. When my parents immigrated to America they gained the freedom to choose how they wanted to live, and their success in making their own opportunities has motivated me to pursue an advanced degree. As the oldest child in my family, and the first to achieve a college education, I refuse to settle for attaining the status society expects of me. I seek the realization of my lifelong dream of becoming an architect.

Employment 

Morris Adjmi Architects, New York, NY, US, Designer

Nov 2014 - current
 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, Graphic Design Editor In Chief - The Florida-São Paulo Dialogues

Publication Graphic Design employed by Nancy M. Clark Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator School of Architecture & Martha Kohen Professor School of Architecture. Designed publication and exhibition "The Florida - São Paulo Dialogues." It was on display at the "The International World Congress of Architects (UIA) 2014) Conference" International Convention Centre, Durban South Africa and at University of São Paulo FAUUSP.

May 2013 - Mar 2014
 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, Professional Model Building Services

I was part of the Student Design Team at the University of Florida and contributed in model building services for the architect Guy Peterson and was team leader overseeing the completion of the physical models.

Mar 2013 - Aug 2013
 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, Graduate Assistant - Fab Lab Technician

I worked in the fabrication lab at the University of Florida School of Architecture as an intern under Fab Lab Director Mathew Chandler. I was in charge of managing 3D output jobs using ZCorp ZPrinter 450, Objet Eden 260V, and also assisted students with laser cutters VLS 660.

Oct 2012 - Dec 2012
 

Education 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, MArch, Master of Architecture (M.Arch.), Architecture

Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), Architecture

Aug 2010 - May 2012
 

Awards 

Masters Research Project Design Honor Award, Award

University of Florida, Graduate School of Architecture (G|SoA) | March 2014

2014
 

UF Study Abroad Scholarship Mexico Program, Scholarship

University of Florida, Graduate School of Architecture (G|SoA) | March 2013

2013
 

Arthur Blenn Anderson Scholarship Endowment, Scholarship

University of Florida, Graduate School of Architecture (G|SoA) | March 2013

2013
 

International Workshop Koper Cruise Port Terminal Participation Certificate, Other

University of Florida, Graduate School of Architecture (G|SoA) | October 2013

2013
 

John W. Stovall Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship

Mr. Jeff Stewart, Mrs. Cora Stovall | August 2013

2013
 

UF Study Abroad Scholarship Brazil Program, Scholarship

University of Florida, Graduate School of Architecture (G|SoA) | March 2013

2013
 

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