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Patricia Fraile

Patricia Fraile

Madrid, ES

 

About 

I am a Spanish young architect recently graduated from a Masters degree by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. I have received university education both in Europe and the United States, and I have combined my studies with different internships in Spain and abroad. Those experiences made me acquire a more open, critique and mature vision, both personally and professionally.


Although I start University in 2005 it is not until some years later when I really realize the value of architecture and my commitment to it. This lapse helped me, within time, to become a more analytical, thoughtful and self-confident person and to put real passion and enthusiasm into my work. I am capable of coherently pursuing an idea from the first sketches to the last details, being able to participate in every phase of a project. I try to face each project with sensitivity, keeping in mind the place and opening new perspectives by establishing a dialogue with current society. 


Concerned and interested about interdisciplinary processes in architecture, I recently participated in a "Critical subjects" summer school in London, where we had speakers from a broad range of fields participating in an open discussion. This has been a great input for me to have a more ambitious view of the future, and it made me stand for an architecture that is conceived from the debate and the observation. This is an architecture that I defend, the one that has a strong conceptual base underneath and that focuses on people and their interaction with the city. 


I have always tried to achieve personal goals outside my career. Our degree demands hard-working profiles, with great planning skills. Being part of the basketball team has helped me through it, as the level of the game demanded great involvement and dedication, but it also meant a way out to escape from the daily routines. It taught me to work within a team and to arrange my time the most efficient possible way, but mostly, it gave me distance to look at things calmly, with a different perspective, which has usually led me to taking more appropriate decisions.


At the moment, I am working for Luis Gayarre´s office in Madrid, where we are remodelling the American School. I have participated in all stages, from the initial idea to the construction documents, renders and dealing with the suppliers. As it is a very small office, I am taking a lot of responsibilities and, in that sense, it is being a very enriching experience, although I would like to develop my career more intensively, surrounded by  vibrant and qualified environment, where I could improve and exchange my knowledge. 

Employment 

Luis Gayarre, Madrid, ES, Architect

Basic and execution project of the remodelling of the American School of Madrid.
Conceptual design, elaboration of construction details, 3d graphics, dealing with suppliers.

Feb 2015 - current
 

José Antonio García, Valladolid, ES, Administration

Wholesale company (editor and distributor) of audivisual contents

ERP, Olap cubes, accounting tasks, product and staff reports, contact with companies worldwide, Marketing activities

Oct 2013 - Feb 2014
 

José Manuel Sanz arquitectos, Madrid, ES, Intern architect

Tutorship of studio design projects with students from various levels. Participation in diverse competitions for the council of Madrid.

Feb 2013 - Jul 2013
 

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, ES, Teaching assistant

Valentín Berriochoa´s studio design course. Architectural critique.

Sep 2012 - Dec 2012
 

LC Arquitectura, Palencia, ES, Intern architect

Preliminary designs and construction documents for single-family units and residential building in Palencia, Spain

Jul 2012 - Sep 2012
 

al30 architectes, Lausanne, CH, Intern architect

First prize (at the moment in construction phase): Housing complex competition in Borex, Switzerland.
Preliminary plans for semi-detached houses; Construction documents for a house restoration; Extension of a single house.

Sep 2011 - Feb 2012
 

Education 

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, ES, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2005 - Nov 2014
 
Jan 2011 - May 2013
 

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, CH, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2011 - Dec 2011
 

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - May 2010
 

Awards 

EPFL Scholarship, Scholarship

2011
 

Jury´s selected project awarded a conversation with Kengo Kuma at IIT, Chicago., Other

2010
 

Dean´s list top performance, Other

2010
 

IIT Scholarship, Scholarship

2009
 

Football and basketball University league champion, 1st Place

2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills