Gabriela Valdez

Gabriela Valdez

New York, NY, US

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Edificación Industrial y Servicios, Guadalajara, MX, Project Manager

• Interfaced with clients in design proposal presentations
• Collaborated with consultants, and vendors to coordinate and develop construction documentation sets
• Participated in construction site visits
• Aguilar House: Private high-end single-family house 7,800 sf

May 2018 - May 2019

Freelance, Guadalajara, MX, Project Architect

• Designed and presented the architectural proposal to the clients in collaboration with Architect Ricardo Espinosa
• Developed construction documentation sets
• Supervised construction contractors
• House 11: Private high-end single-family house 5,400 sf
• House 12: Private high-end single-family house 5,300 sf

May 2017 - May 2019

Grado Arquitectos, Guadalajara, MX, Project Architect

• Shaped architectural proposals for client presentations
• Worked from conceptual design through construction documents and execution
• Created a detail physical model by 3D printing and laser cutting
• La Pueblita: Senior housing in Ajijic, Jalisco with 200 units developed on 11 acres
• Maria House: Private high-end single-family house 6,100 sf
• Mazamitla Cottage: A weekend cottage in Mazamitla, Jalisco 3,000 sf

Jun 2017 - Jun 2018

Freelance, Guadalajara, MX, Project Architect

• Designed a project which serves the client’s needs and responds to their desired image, space, and aesthetic
• Managed consultants and contractors with attention to detail, quality, schedule, and cost
• Identified and communicated with suppliers that provide materials or services unique to the project
• House 621: Private high-end single-family house 3,150 sf

Jun 2016 - Nov 2017

Echauri Morales Arquitectos, Guadalajara, MX, Intermediate Architect

• Developed construction documentation sets
• Worked with the engineering disciplines to ensure consistent development of the project towards the design concepts established in earlier phases
• Supervised the construction of the residential projects and coordinated suppliers, workers, and contractors
• Boca de Tomates: A bridge generated to give continuous flow to a highway
• Las Fuentes: A tunnel that gives continuous flow to Lopez Mateos Av at its junction with Las Fuentes Av
• San Sebastianito: Elevated road U turn
• Plan de San Luis House: Renovation of a single-family house
• K-61: Private single-family house 2,100 sf

Jun 2014 - May 2017

Echauri Morales Arquitectos, Guadalajara, MX, Intern

• Drafted project drawing documentation sets
• Printed, mounted, and organized project drawing construction sets and panels
• Created a detail physical model of a house
• Encore Hotel Guadalajara with135 rooms, 104,900 sf
• Pedestrian bridges

Jun 2012 - Jun 2014


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

Thesis book: Thinking Space

May 2019 - May 2020

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Guadalajara, MX, BArch, Architecture

Academics Achievements:
-Final Project: We entered in the Arquine magazine contest: No. 16: El Umbral de las Americas (Tijuana, B.C.).
-Excellence in integral formation award.
-Workshop: “Collage as a design tool”.
-Open Room Exhibition.
-Study trips: Mexico City (2014), Medellin (summer 2013), Chicago (summer 2012), Mexico City: Luis Barragán buildings tour (2010)
-Soccer team member.

Aug 2009 - May 2014

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