Carmen Carretero Martinez

Carmen Carretero Martinez

San Francisco, CA, US

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Having lived in Spain, West Africa, and the USA, I am a self-motivated person, eager to keep learning and always ready for a new challenge. I am a team worker and a problem solver with an eye for design and innovation. I am fluent in Spanish and English.



Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), San Francisco, CA, US, Junior Designer

While working as a designer at SOM, I have participated in a diverse range of tasks, from fast-paced design competitions to the nitty-gritty of design development. I've navigated through the in-between phases. I take pride in seamlessly handling aspects of our field from client presentations to intricate project details.

May 2023 - current

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), San Francisco, CA, US, Architecture Intern

While interning at SOM I worked on regular design exercises, model making, and visualization tasks of large scale biotech buildings in San Francisco. I was involved in coordination meetings with consultants and package production for clients.

Jun 2022 - May 2023

SF Bureau of Architecture (SF Public Works), San Francisco, CA, US, Architecture Intern

During my internship at the San Francisco Bureau of Architecture, I have completed tasks like producing the As-Builts drawings from the San Francisco Main Library, by taking dimensions during site visits and drawing the information in Revit. I have worked as well on the design concept and production of the Proposal Package of the Ocean View Library. Other projects required tasks like producing renderings through Enspace, setting up information packages for clients, or coordinating with the Bureau of Landscape to assess site conditions.

Aug 2021 - May 2022

SmithGroup, San Francisco, CA, US, Architecture Intern

During the summer internship at SmithGroup, I assisted the Science + Tech and Senior living departments with several projects. I was assigned tasks like producing detailed drawings of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's lobby area. Other projects involved building models for client meetings, participating in the concept design by producing several design options, or processing RFIs by updating changes on the Revit file.

Jun 2021 - Aug 2021

Albuquerque Public Schools - FD&C, Albuquerque, NM, US, Architecture Intern

During my internship at Facilities Design & Construction, I have been assigned tasks like updating the district's design standards, contributing and coordinating design ideas with constructors, architects, and engineers, update the design of schools' cafeterias, classrooms layout, and playgrounds. I have as well worked on red-lining construction documents and assisted with supervising fieldwork while doing field reports.

Jun 2018 - Dec 2019


UC Berkeley CED, Berkeley, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2020 - May 2023

The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2016 - Dec 2019


Student Panelist - Space Architecture, Nomination

I was honored to be one of the 9 student panelists at the 50th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS INC (ICES). This year's topic was related to humans living and working in extreme environments with applications inside or outside of terrestrial or outer space habitats or vehicles. My project was under the category of space architecture.


UC Berkeley T.Y Lin Price in Architecture and Engineering, Award

The T.Y. Lin Prize is a merit-based award that supports specific research proposals to study some aspect of architecture with a strong engineering component. My thesis proposal is based on additive manufacturing for habitable structures in 0-gravity environments, ie. Mars.


Tau Sigma Delta Recognition, Award

Award based on outstanding academic performance in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico and for being an outstanding upper-division undergraduate and graduate students who rank in the top 20% of my class.


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