isela lopez

isela lopez

New York, NY, US

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My Name is Isela Lopez and I am recent M.arch Graduate from Parsons The New School and this years Eileen Gray Thesis Prize winner. 



junya.ishigami+associates, Tokyo, JP, Architectural Interm

Responsible for making final models and renders for the Commercial project in Shandog, China. Which contributed to the successful completion of the schematic design phase. In addition, I took responsibility for the overall planning of our participation in the 2017 Chicago Biennial that took place earlier this fall. My responsibility was to understand the multiple ways in which our project could be manufactured and assembled for the Biennial. I worked as a Liaison between our Tokyo office and various U.S manufacturers. In September, I accompanied a select few from the office to help set up our project in Chicago. In addition, I participated in the making of several models for Ishigami’s exhibition Freeing Architecture. Currently on display at the Cartier foundation in Paris

Jun 2017 - Sep 2017

DESIGN BUILD ASSOCIATES, redwood city, Architectural Interm

Responsible for correcting plans in CAD, plotting, picking up sample materials and rendering in Revit.

Oct 2015 - Dec 2015

CUTLESS CREATIVE, New York, NY, US, Design Consultant

Responsible for executing design process from conceptual to final phase. Worked directly with client and creative shop to carry out the end product. Lead Architectural consultant in developing a unique atmosphere and architectural design for the business proposal of Japanese street kitchen. Responsible for architectural plans, elevations, materiality, renderings, proposal layout and design.

Jan 2014 - Aug 2015

W.L Butler, San Francisco, CA, US, Estimating Intern

Responsible for executing estimating projects, initiating bids, setting up project viewings and carrying out the day-to-day responsibilities of each function, often under tight deadlines. Worked with clients such as Survey Monkey, Charles Schwab and Chase Bank; taking projects from their conceptual stages through to completion as detailed, functional designs. Actively explored the relationships between Architects, Engineers and the construction team during a variety of interdisciplinary projects.

May 2014 - Aug 2014


The New School, New York, NY, US, Masters, Architecure

Aug 2015 - May 2018

University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, US, BArch, ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

Aug 2010 - May 2014


2018 Eileen Gray Thesis Prize, 1st Place


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