Jose Luis Vintimilla

Jose Luis Vintimilla

New York, NY, US

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In my career, I have developed vast experience in large-scale residential buildings. Which It has allowed me to win the Ornato Gil Ramirez Dávalos Award with the "Rocas de Misicata" Project for the best building built in Cuenca, Ec in the year 2019.

After having received my Master Degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University (Gsapp) and having been a Steven Holl's Student. I learned how to develop an architectural language from music, which sparked my interest in the exploration of architectural shape by mixing it with art, light and technology.

I am continually learning about technologies applied to architecture, which is why I attended the Futurly Workshop with Mariana Cabugueria from Zaha Hadid Architects, in which I learned to develop organic forms with Maya, Zbrush Grasshopper and Rhino. Futurly's final project, Akakor, allowed me to be a speaker at Digital Futures Young Edition.


Grear Architects, Ecuador, Lead Designer

Experience developing projects in Europe, Middle East and America.
Role: From scratch to detail and design development, construction documents, construction administration, budget in the following projects:

• Al Helal Chalet | Residential Project | Marina in Al Khiran,Kwt 2021
• Casa mi Juventud | Mixed Use - Project inside a heritage site | Cuenca,Ec 2020
• Rocas de Misicata | Housing large scale project | Cuenca,Ec 2019.
Leading a design team of 10 designers.
Also we were involved in construction administration (200 people), and site supervision.
This project won Ornato Gil Ramirez Davalos Award as best large scale building built | Ec 2019
• De la Piedra House | Residential Project | Kiev,Ur 2018
• Gualaceo Square | Urban Project | Gualaceo,Ec 2017

Jan 2019 - current


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Ms. Advanced Architectural Design

May 2019 - May 2020


Published in ABSTRACT 2020 by Columbia University GSAPP, Award

"Abstract is the yearly publication of work and research from Columbia GSAPP. Produced through the Office of the Dean Amale Andraos, the archive of student work contains documentation of exceptional projects, selected by faculty at the conclusion of each semester."


Gil Ramirez Davalos Award, Award

We won the Ornato Gil Ramirez Dávalos Award as the best large scale building built in Cuenca, Ecuador 2019 with the Rocas de Misicata project in the high-rise category for having built and redesigned the condominium of apartments.


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