Rafael Delgado Sepúlveda

Rafael Delgado Sepúlveda

San Juan, PR, US - Willing to relocate



Certified Architect-in-Training with great skills in urban design and mixed use development, sustainable architecture and passive technologies that both enhance and complement new and existing structures. Highly knowledgeable and keenly interested in construction process, restorative and reuse design, sustainable materials, renewable energy systems, permaculture and industrial design. An analytical thinker; acknowledged for research and investigative talents, inventive and imaginative solutions, and communication capabilities. Focused, creative, and systematic in approach to problem solving.

Technology Snapshot – AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Sketch Up, Rhino 4.0, Maxwell Render and Microsoft Office.



Pieri and Associates Architects, Guaynabo, PR, US, Architect in Training

The project scope is the provision of design and construction administration services for a new 170,000 sf manufacturing, office, warehouse, and support facilities for Sartorius Stedim Filters. PIERI + ASSOCIATES will also provide LEED certification, Energy Modeling, Daylight Modeling, and Commissioning services. The project is an addition to existing manufacturing and warehouse facilities currently owned by Sartorius Stedim Filters. The project is attempting LEED-NC 2009 Platinum certification level.

- Develop programming and design concepts for site planning, building design, and interior space planning.
- Architectural design and drafting, including graphic presentations, schematic, design development, construction drawings, and technical specifications preparation.
- Develop and prepare construction documents and coordinate Consulting Engineers related design work and drawings.
- Perform Code reviews to ensure that the project complies with Puerto Rico codes and regulations; zoning, building, life safety, etc.

Dec 2015 - current

Recurso Ciudad, San Juan, PR, US, Junior Architect

Supported creation of innovative design concepts for the architecture and interior design firm. Assisted firm principal preparing construction documents and presentation boards for the revitalization of the coastal shoreline counties and/or municipalities of the Island of PR and other private design project assignments.

- Initial Project Conceptualization: Develop preliminary designs for the proposed project.
- Construction Documents Design: Developed construction Documents for the design of three major projects for the revitalization of the coastal shoreline. Collaborated with consultants and landscape architects in order to meet the specifications of the project at hand.
- Construction materials research: Assisted and collaborated with the firm team in the research of cost-effective construction materials and distributors.
- Presentation boards: Developed presentation boards and renders for the clients. Assisted in the presentation of the final design presentation to the clients.

Mar 2014 - Aug 2015

Adaptable Paths, San Juan, PR, US, Designer/Graphic Designer/Researcher

In collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce of the south region of Puerto Rico and other private and public agencies, weconveyed an exhaustive research of its most important assets. Its purpose was to generate a document that combines written andgraphic design techniques to highlight the regional assets and territorial identity of the south.
In addition, we also collaborated with the developement of the master plan design for two coastal regions in Isabela, a municipality on the northwest part of Puerto Rico.

- Research and Analysis: Extensive research was performed in collaboration with the private and public sector including government agencies among others to describe and consolidate the assets of the region and its potential for development.
- Graphics and Illustrations: Data analysis and generation of illustrative and graphic renders highlighting specific region characteristics to promote a cultural and socioeconomic development.
- Publishing: Assisted in the selection of graphics and renders used for publication.

Mar 2011 - Jun 2011


Escuela de Arquitectura Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2009

Escuela de Arquitectura Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, US, BArch, Environmental Design

Aug 2002 - May 2007


Sierra Cardona y Ferrer (SCF) and UPR Student Competition, 1st Place

Sierra Cardona y Ferrer (SCF) and UPR Student Competition for 3rd Year Architecture Students: Driven by energy efficiency, designed terrace for mixed-use property with building integrated vegetation, passive ventilation and natural illumination.


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