Marián Paredes

Marián Paredes

New York, NY, US



I am an architect from Spain based in New York, where I have been working for more than five years.
I have an European academic background and 8 years of international experience. I started my career working as an architect and urban planner in my home country. My passion for architecture drove me to pursue new opportunities in Ireland and Italy, and in 2013 I arrived in New York.
For the past four and a half years I have been part of Helpern Architects´ team, where I have been involved in exciting projects such as the design of the AC Hotel by Marriot in Times Square, 212 Fifth Avenue Condominiums, John Jay Natatorium, the Frick Collection expansion, and the design of Corporate offices, among others.
I am a highly motivated and well organized person, independent and creative thinker. I have strong communication skills and a well trained, attentive eye.
I am adept at multitasking and have a distinct ability to adapt to new places and situations.
I consider every project an opportunity to achieve design excellence while meeting deadlines.


Helpern Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

- Hospitality, Residential, Commercial and Institutional Projects in Manhattan. Involved in all phases of the Project: from the Concept Design through Design Development, Construction Documents and Construction Administration. Preparation of Biding and DOB Filing sets. Review of shop drawings. Meetings with clients and coordination with consultants.
Relevant projects with the firm include the AC hotel by Marriot in Times Square, 212 Fifth Avenue Condominiums, United to Save the Frick Proposal for the Frick Collection´s expansion, John Jay College Natatorium, Asphalt Green sports facility Masterplan and Con Edison Office renovations.
- Feasibility studies for Commercial, Hospitality, Institutional and Sport Facility Projects.
- Meetings with vendors. Organization of the Library and Lunch and Learns. Elaboration of interior specifications and furniture binders. Selection of Furniture, Finishes and Equipment for Corporate Offices and Health Care Facilities.
- Design of Helpern Architects Web Site and Presentation drawings for Proposals.
- Photography of Helpern’s buildings for marketing presentations and Helpern’s web site.

Aug 2013 - current

Architect´s Rule, New York, NY, US, Architect

- Zoning analysis for a variety of sites in New York City.
- Schematic Design of a new two-family house for a private client in New York.
- Drawings from schematic design through construction documents for a renovation and addition of a house in New York.

Feb 2013 - Jul 2013

Silvano Buzzi & Associati srl, Roe Volciano, Brescia (Italy), Architect

- Interior design of an office in the Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai.
- Competition for the Auditorium of Acilia Dragona in Rome.
- Competition for the requalification of a public space in Padenghe, Brescia.
- Competition for a new school in Milan. (Awarded 2nd Prize).
- Concept design for 15 social houses in Toscolano, Brescia.

Sep 2011 - Mar 2012

Jack Caughlan & Associates, Cork (Ireland), Architet

- Presentation drawings for two private houses to participate in the RIA annual awards.
- Selection of Furniture for high end residential Condominiums in the city of Cork.
- Collaboration in the project for the improvement of Cork port harbor. Site survey and conceptual design of finishes and
directional signs.

Jan 2011 - Apr 2011

Vigo office of urban planning, Vigo (Spain), Town Planner

- Town planning for the renovation and development of an urban space in the city of Vigo.
- Member of a multidisciplinary team to study the Sustainability of the Vigo Town Plan.
- Study of the urban fabric in Vigo during the year 2009 in comparison to the expected development in the Urban Plan.
- Analysis of the Regional Plan for the Galician coast. Site visits, Plan development. Meetings with the Regional Government.

Nov 2009 - May 2010

COAG (Spanish Institute of Architects)., Vigo (Spain)., Architect

- Design of the exhibition boards for the “Gran de Area” annual architectural competition.

Nov 2008 - Dec 2008

Zaballa & Carballas. Office of Architecture, Vigo (Spain), Junior Architect

- Concept Design for 4 attached private houses in the city of Vigo. Site visit.
- Elaboration of the schematic design and construction document sets for a project of 82 social houses in the city of Ciudad Real.

Sep 2007 - Oct 2008

María J. Estévez. Office of Architecture, Vigo (Spain), Architectural Intern

- Assistance with the design and construction documents of single family houses in the city of Vigo.
- Concept design and Furniture selection for a pharmacy.

Jul 2005 - May 2006

Coruña University, Coruña (Spain), Intership

Documented typical Galician historic buildings for the Department of Architectural History.

Jan 2001 - Jun 2001


New York University (NYU), New York, NY, US, Photography Course

Oct 2016 - Dec 2016

The Cooper Union, New York, NY, US, New York Architecture history course "The City Transformed"

Feb 2016 - Apr 2016

University of Vigo, New York, MArch, Urbanism and Enviroment

Sep 2009 - Jun 2010

Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de La Coruña, New York, MArch, Architecture

Bachelor and Master in Architecture (five years degree).

Sep 1999 - Feb 2008

Areas of Specialization