Luis Orozco

Luis Orozco

London, GB



Luis is an architectural and industrial designer. He creates regionally critical, materially sensitive and tectonically innovative designs with his global experience and knowledge of advanced digital and analogue fabrication techniques.



University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Graduate Student Instructor

Taught Grasshopper, Rhino, KUKA|prc and the KUKA Robots alongside Prof. Karl Daubmann’s theoretical framing at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Sep 2014 - Dec 2014

Actis-Datta S.A., Lausanne, CH, Junior Industrial Designer

Creation and development of projects with hand drawings, computer 2D drawings & 3D work, and rapid prototyping in a fully French working environment. Designed watches and marketing material for clients including Raymond Weil, 88 Rue du Rhone, and Breitling. Developed content for the redesigned website.

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Graduate Research Assistant

Development of assignments and syllabus for Prof. Karl Daubmann's Intorduction to Robotic Fabrication, using KUKA|prc to program KUKA Agilus robots.

May 2014 - Jun 2014

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Teaching Assistant

With Annie-Locke Scherer, co-wrote and supported the inaugural semester of Prof. Karl Daubmann’s Introduction to Robotic Fabrication, ARCH 409/509

Jan 2014 - Apr 2014

William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc., Boston, MA, US, Architectural Intern

One week Spring Externship in which I worked on Design Conception and Research for the Harvard Business School's Convening Centre.

Mar 2014 - Mar 2014

Supportive Hearing Systems, Inc., Toronto, ON, CA, Industrial Designer

Personally designed and oversaw engineering of the Simeon Audita, a wireless amplification device for use in education that is 50% lighter than comparable systems due to its high efficiency amplifier and dual neodymium speakers. Designed and engineered with acoustic team in Taichung, Taiwan. On sale in Canada, the USA, Colombia and Germany.

Apr 2012 - Jan 2014

PARTISANS, Toronto, ON, CA, Architectural Intern

Architectural tasks, from concept development through model building, to technical drawing for projects in Toronto, ON.

May 2013 - Aug 2013

McGill University, Aegina, GR, Course Collaborator

Lectured, coordinated, facilitated and supported Prof. Ricardo Castro, FRAIC during a month-long phenomenological tour of the Greek Isles and the Peloponessus for McGill’s ARCH 379, Field Study Abroad in Greece

Jun 2013 - Jul 2013

Supportive Hearing Systems, Inc., Toronto, ON, CA, Web Designer

Redesigned and Rewrote the company website to meet current HTML5 and CSS3 web standards, as well as compiling and updating the company’s media assets.

Apr 2011 - Aug 2011

Supportive Hearing Systems, Inc., Toronto, ON, CA, Graphic Designer

Designed, wrote, edited, and oversaw the printing of Instruction Manuals, Brochures, Magazine Advertising, and Product Boxes for the company’s existing product line.

May 2010 - Jul 2010


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Sep 2013 - current

McGill University, Montreal, QC, CA, Bachelors, B.Sc.Arch

Sep 2009 - May 2013

Waseda University, Nishi-Shinjuku, JP, Japanese Language and Linguistics

Waseda - Oregon State University Summer Japanese Program

Jul 2010 - Aug 2010

Upper Canada College, Toronto, ON, CA, High School, International Baccalaureate

Sep 2003 - May 2009


Taubman College 2014 Architecture Student Research Grant, Grant

Combining the millennium-old practice of sand-casting with the increasingly ubiquitous and intuitive expedient of multi-axis digital fabrication platforms. With Shan Sutherland, John Larmor, Eric Harmon and Paul McBride.

The grant encourages research through making as part of the design process, and projects are presented to the college-at-large in both an exhibition and a public lecture. The grant is open to all continuing Taubman College architecture students who are enrolled in the program.


6th Biannual Bergen International Wood Festival, Honorable Mention

Design based on the overlap between A-frame timber techniques, the curvature of boat hulls, and the vernacular snow fences found both in the state of Montana and the Nordic region of Finse. Built in the medieval town square of Bergen, part of the celebration of Norway’s 200th year of constitution, with Shan Sutherland.


Canadian Centre for Architecture 18th Interuniversity Charrette, 1st Place

"The Cloud", by Team 91: Fouzi Ouadhi, Zhiyao Chen, Razvan Gheti, Luis Orozco and Sarah Wu-Martinez
The 18th Interuniversity Charrette TRANSMUTATION invites young designers to question the future of the city in the age of information technologies. TRANSMUTATION encourages the production of new modes of representation of Montreal and the city’s ability to transform according to economical transactions, social distributions, and political actions.


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