Jorge Santa Cruz

Jorge Santa Cruz

Talavera de la Reina, ES



In November 2011 I completed my Master Architectural degree in Madrid Polytechnic University (Spain) and I am looking for a position which reflects the work, studies and ideas I have been developing over the last few years of architectural training and in practice. Preoccupations with building and material re-use, pattern, landscape, social development and cultural context are all major factors in both my studies.

I would say my main strengths are:

  •  I use proficiency AutoCAD, Photoshop, Revit, Sketch-Up, 3D Max, Rhinoceros and Adobe Suite as you can see in my portfolio.
  •  I am very versatile, able to develop projects at all levels: landscape, design, use, construction, structure, interior design and marketing. As a proof of my Architectural Design skills, I am very pleased to show you an educative project with great definition designed by myself:
  •  I participated in two International Architecture Competitions obtaining a THIRD PRIZE. I gained experience in design and competition presentation.
  •  I really like dealing with people and I also work well in teams. I have been designing in the retail and medium scale sector for two years experienced as an architect assistant.

Those are the greatest assets I can offer along with my enthusiasm, responsibility and passion, as I am looking forwards to strengthen my knowledge in project design.



International Architectural Competitions, Madrid, ES, Architect Collaborator

Refurbishment project for housing building. Participant in architectural international competitions. THIRD PRIZE in international architectural competition "Landscape, wine and Architecture" organized by Arquideas and Cvne. Project published in WA Ettbewerbe Aktuel magazine. 2012.
FINALIST in international architectural competition "Vienna House of Music" organized by Archmedium.
Seeking new challenges and opportunities in Architecture world.

Dec 2011 - current

LatitudNorte S.L., Madrid, ES, Architect Assistant

Monitoring of private housing refurbishment building. Leader in commercial rehabilitation projects. Measurements. Building license in different areas. Regulation. Dealing with administration and customers. Interior design.

Sep 2010 - Jun 2011

Rafael Rioja S.L., Talavera de la Reina, ES, Architectural Internship

Follow-site management. Housing Development. Facades design.

Jun 2007 - Aug 2009


Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, ES / Etsam, MArch, Architect

Sep 2004 - Nov 2011


Landscape, Architecture & Wine, 3rd Place

THIRD PRIZE in international architectural competition "Landscape, Architecture & Wine" organized by Arquideas and Cvne. Project published in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuel magazine.

"The Jury appreciated the generation of the project from the surrounding landscape, where the topography and the sharp linees of vineyard crops form their structural morphology."
"The succesfull integration into the landscape is enhanced by the proper organizationand functional separation of uses or the proposed winery."

The jury:
- Mrs. Martha Thorne (Executive director of the Pritzker architecture prize)
- Mrs. Benedetta Tagliabue (Head of Miralles Tagliabue EMBT architecture office)
- Mr. Fernando Márquez ( Editor in chief or El Croquis architecture magazine)


Vienna House of Music, Nomination

FINALIST for the jury in international architectural competition "Vienna House of Music" organized by Archmedium and Universidad de Barcelona.
Among the first 24 from 450 proposals.


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