Juliana Esmeraldino

Juliana Esmeraldino

Urbana, IL, US

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I am a self-motivated and dedicated in all activities that are assigned to me. I believe that architecture has a direct impact on people’s life and that it is the architect’s job to it create a positive experience for the users. Towards achieving this goal, I have worked part-time for an architecture firm during my 5 years of undergraduate, where I was able to collaborate and assist in design process, I was able to communicate design concepts to coworkers and clients. After I graduated from the University of Fortaleza in Brazil, I worked at an architecture firm for 2 years that mainly designed hotels and office buildings. As a junior architect, I was able to fully integrate and work in partnership with the design team, present the design concepts to clients and work on the development of drawings until construction. 

In the summer of 2018, I worked for the University of Illinois Athletics Department as an intern in architecture. My main assignments were to assist the lead university’s design group in projects such as the new football training center and basketball training centers. Throughout the time I spent in the University of Illinois, I worked as a part-time student worker for the Fighting Illini Athletics department as an IT Field Tech leader. My main role was to coordinate the student workers in helping customers with their technological issues, assisting staff and faculty with any technological matters and solving-problems in a timely manner. I enjoyed working on the IT team and it was a valuable experience of team work, as well as an opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, US, Summer Intern

• Cooperated on design of renovations of Ubben Basketball building and Memorial Stadium with Revit, Lumion 3D, and Photoshop
• Participated in weekly meetings with the lead designers to resolve any design issues and discuss any alteration.
• Arranged construction documents including architectural plans, elevations, sections, and detail sheets

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018

Komm Architecture, Pôrto Alegre, BR, Junior Architect

• Contributed on the conceptual and final design of 20 hotels projects for Accor Hotels
• Assisted in the development of solutions to technical and design problems
• Approved final records of architectural plans, elevations, sections, and detail sheets of hotel projects
• Coordinated and managed daily activity, and ensuring deliverables are achieved according to plans

Apr 2015 - May 2017

Croquis Projects and Construction, Fortaleza, BR, Intern Architect

• Assisted Lead Designer with the conceptual design of 3 commercial projects, 1 office buildings, 5 pre-k schools, and 4 housing projects
• Evaluated lighting analysis, wind and sunlight using programs like Grasshopper and Ladybug plugin
• Composed design presentations with large-scale models, videos, and 3D render images using Lumion

Jan 2010 - Jul 2014


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, US, Masters, Master of Science in architectural studies

Aug 2017 - current

Universidade de Fortaleza, Fortaleza, BR, BArch, Bachelor’s in Architecture and Urban Planning

Aug 2009 - May 2014

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