Mario Gonzalez

Mario Gonzalez

Brooklyn, NY, US

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Internationally trained architect based in New York City.

With 8+ years of working experience in leading architecture firms, I've had the great opportunity to work on projects from concept design to construction administration in the US, Mexico, France and the United Arab Emirates. 

I collaborated in all project phases and became proficient in design software including Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, Vray, Adobe Suite, Grasshopper and Maya.



Gensler, New York, NY, US, Job Captain

Contributed developing the concept, schematic design, DD, CD and CA phases, including primary liaison between client, engineers and consultants.

Jun 2014 - current

Pórtico Arquitectura + Construcción, San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico, Project Architect

International architecture firm known for excellence in innovative design and construction coordination, working in collaboration with international leading firms such as Herzog & de Meuron and Tadao Ando Architect & Associates.

- Developed extensive construction documents and design options along with firm founder on high-end residential projects.
- Managed consultants to develop efficient structural and mechanical systems within fixed budget.

Jun 2012 - Jun 2013

MAS Diseno Urbano, Monterrey, MX, Project Architect

- Development of schematic design, construction drawings, renderings and site supervision for urban projects, multi-family housing, commercial and institutional projects.
- Created layouts for social housing projects, utilizing innovative furniture design that maximized the space.
- Designed several urban layouts sensitive to weather and cultural differences for large scale residential communities.
- Determined building envelope configuration and public access routes to comply with planning guidelines

Some projects:

- Urban proposal for Madero city, Tabasco, Mexico
- Musicstars, music academy, Monterrey, Mexico
- Renovation “Office of Transit and Transportation of Monterrey”

Jun 2009 - Jun 2012

Landa Garcia Landa Arquitectos, San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico, Project Architect

A prestigious architecture firm in Mexico with several international publications and awards known for excellence in large scale,
cultural, corporate, residential and mixed use buildings.

- Produced schematic design and construction documents for high rise mixed use, corporate and residential projects
- Developed facade and atrium cladding detail drawings for exterior buildings, including a suspended bridge connecting the
two main buildings.

Some projects:
Mixed-use building “Punto Central" (Built) & Martel headwuarters corporate building (built).

Jan 2008 - Jun 2009


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Masters, Graduate Master of Science in Architecture

Graduate Architecture program contributing to the progressive design environment for advanced architectural research located in New York City. The program focused on speculative debate and experimental architectural production based on a relational construct among theoretical inquiry, computational research, digital design, and technological investigation.

Jun 2013 - Apr 2014

Universidad de Monterrey, San Pedro Garza Garcia, MX, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

5 year undergraduate Bachelor of Architecture program.
Architect licensed in Mexico

Aug 2002 - Dec 2007


Canakkale Antenna Tower Competition, Honorable Mention

Competition in collaboration with FR-EE/Fernando Romero Enterprise, New York.


Exhibition "Green Week" for an Architecture Proposal in Coney Island., Other

Exhibition “Green Week" / Higgins Hall Center Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Urban and Architectural proposal for Coney Island for sea level rise.


Publication “Techos Efimeros”, Other

Published: “Techos Efimeros”, Residente Magazine, December 2012.
Design and fabrication for an urban installation, Monterrey, Mexico.


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