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Julia Fidelis

Julia Fidelis

New York, NY, US

 

About 

It is no surprise that I decided to be an architect, as I come from a family of many creative architects, designers and artists. Back in 2008 when I was spending time with my aunt in San Diego, I had my first connection with architecture. She is an architect and took me with her to spend a day in her office. I was still a teenager but I was fascinated by the energy in the office. My aunt gave me a tour and showed me some projects, processes and references. At the time, I was spellbound by the sample library – I felt like a kid in a candy store! The visit was pivotal for me and it became clear that being an architect was what I wanted to do.

As a background, I was born in the USA but grew up and studied in Brazil. I am 25 years old and have
recently received my bachelor in architecture at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), a renowned architecture school in Brazil. In my third year, through a federal program, I had the honor to be selected for a one-year academic program in Madrid, Spain, at the University of Alcala de Henares. That experience was very valuable for me, as it was the first time that experienced living by myself, got to experience another culture and educational approaches, and had the chance to travel all around Europe and see in person all those monumental buildings that I had studied. It was a year of great personal and professional growth.

I also have significant practical work experience, as I have been doing part-time internships in architectural firms since 2013, as in Brazil the internship programs are not just in the summer, but all-year round, 6 hours a day. Therefore I have experience in interior design, urban planning and brand design.

Employment 

Bel Castro Architects, Rio de Janeiro, BR, junior architect

After graduation, I was hired by an interior design firm specialized in residential and commercial projects.
I was responsible for every phases of the projects like preliminary studies, pre-project, execution, detailing, millwork, budget spreadsheets and digital models.

Feb 2016 - Sep 2016
 

Def Projects, Rio de Janeiro, BR, intern

To expand my experience I applied for a possition on a medium size office, focused in urban and large scale projects. I was hired to take part on the development of a green corridor along a channel. At the end of this Project, kept on working on master plans, allotments, legal projects, and studies about the city.

Sep 2014 - Jan 2016
 

Studio MK27, São Paulo, BR, intern

Studio MK27 owned by Marcio Kogan, one of the top architecture offices with an international reputation. Concentrates on commercial, residential, conceptual, and design projects in Brazil and abroad. During my vacation in college moved to São Paulo to have this opportunity. Worked on presentations, images, catalog publications and website update.

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
 

Flávia de Faria Architects, Rio de Janeiro, BR, intern

After an echange period in Madrid, I was invited by Flávia de Faria (teacher at UFRJ) to work in her office where I was responsible for presentations, concept development, proposal development, technical plans elaboration, physical and digital models.

Dec 2013 - May 2014
 

Education 

UFRJ - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, BR, BArch, Bachelor in Architecture and Urbanism

Apr 2010 - Mar 2016
 

Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, ES, BArch, Bachelor in Architecture and Urbanism

Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
 

Awards 

Ópera Prima Award, Nomination

in progress

2016
 

Skills