Ryan Sotelo

Ryan Sotelo

New York, NY, US

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A soon to be graduate from RISD (MArch) who is proficient in architectural design / construction with two years of professional experience. Developing a focus on representational drawing techniques and small scale fabrication within school, my recent work has pushed into jewelry construction and photographic works that revolve around architectural design.



arcLINE Architectural Design LLC, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Architectural Designer

Designed detailed space plans collaboratively with clients, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of their needs.
Compiled and refined 11 complete sets of construction documents within designated timelines.
Engaged in pivotal design discussions with clients and colleagues, contributing actively to decision-making processes.
Formulated construction details for distinctive design innovations, prioritizing cost-effectiveness and aesthetic appeal.
Employed rendering software to vividly depict project spaces for clients across multiple project phases.

May 2022 - Feb 2024

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York, New York, Architectural Intern

Collaborated with a small team to create a responsive site plan, showcasing a keen understanding of site and zoning restrictions.
Actively engaged in weekly client meetings and design sessions, contributing valuable insights to push projects forward towards a complete design package.
Crafted captivating 3D visualizations, simulations, and analyses utilizing modeling and rendering software to explain design decisions to clients.
Seamlessly executed the delivery of a holistic design package for three residential villas, blending artistic flair with meticulous precision to achieve project goals.

Jun 2023 - Aug 2023


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2022 - current

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

Aug 2018 - May 2022

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