Sharon Aurelio

Sharon Aurelio

Mexico, MX



Experienced architect with a multi-disciplinary educational basis and a strong background in architectural marketing at design-oriented firms in Mexico City. Proficient communication and research skills.



Freelance Designer/Self Employed, Puebla, MX, Architect/Project Manager/Interior Designer/Graphic Designer

Five years experience as freelance architect managing every aspect of mixed-use projects. Conceptual design to construction completion, interior design, and project market’s launch. Coordinating MEP contractors, handling city permits, and achieving aesthetically attractive, site-specific designs.

Dec 2008 - Mar 2014

TEN arquitectos, Mexico City, Marketing Director

Composed and formatted portfolios for clients, gathering materials and award submissions (ie: National Design Awards 2013, AIA NYS 2013, AIA NY 2013, Architizer Awards 2013), poster presentations for international exhibits (The III International Architecture Exhibit at Florianopolis, Brazil, and SAIE Galleries 2013 - Sustainable Architecture). Created Enrique Norten’s presentations for his 2012-2013 national and international lecture series.
Direct collaboration with TEN Arquitectos’ international consultants in the composition of RFPs and RFQs, most of which were successfully obtained; NASA Research Support Building and Seward Park being the most remarkable awarded projects.
While in charge, TEN Arquitectos was featured in several publications: NY Times, ArchDaily, Architect Magazine, Arcspace, Journal du Design, Architectural Record, Summa, eOculus, ArchNewsNow, Designboom, etc.

Oct 2012 - Jul 2013

FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, Mexico City, Media

Social Media, marketing strategies and market analysis. International project launching and media outreach for G20 International Convention Center, FR-EE City, Austin Museum, and Soumaya Museum. Conducted extensive research to identify potential new project opportunities on a national scale, including museums, convention centers and airports. This served as basis for FR-EE and Foster + Partners’ proposal for the Mexico City airport, which was awarded to the firm in September 2014.

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Primera Engineers LTD, Chicago, IL, US, Architect

Part of the architectural design team. Participated in two macro-projects with a budget of 400 million dollars: the Calumet (done entirely in BIM and in collaboration with AECOM and CDM) and the Stickney Water Reclamation Plants. As well as in a remodeling project for the Grainer Hall of Gems at the Chicago Field Museum.

Sep 2007 - Nov 2008


Archeworks, Chicago, IL, US, Sustainable Urban Design

Design Fellowship in Sustainable Urban Design

Urban Design, Architecture, Design, Sustainable Energy, Social Context.

"ARCHEWORKS is engaging in a collaborative effort to promote efficient energy use in Chicago communities, with a focus on empowering residents to realize the benefits of a modern electric grid....By highlighting the economic and environmental benefits of a modern, efficient electric grid, the project aims to influence changes in energy use behavior among residents, improve energy efficiency in Chicago neighborhoods, and foster a more sustainable future for our city."

Oct 2014 - May 2015

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, ES, MArch, Architecture

Master in Design and Architecture, from the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and ELISAVA Escola Superior de Disseny. Focused on design and its encompassing role in Enviroment + Architecture and Image + Architecture.
Courses included: Ecological Footprint Analysis, Biomimicry, Recycling & Design, Sustainable Materials, Sustainable Urbanism, Renewable Energy, Parametric Digital Design, Industrial Design, Creativity & Improvisation, Digital Production, Editorial Design, Concept Design, User Experience Design, Architectural Photography.
Professors Included: Ignasi Pérez Arnal, Uri Altell, Mauro Costa, Dennis Dollens, Fernando Guerra, Mauricio O'Brien, Jordi Truco, Patricio Vaho.

Feb 2009 - Mar 2010

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2007

Wilbur Wright College - CCC, Chicago, IL, US, Associates in the Arts

Aug 2002 - May 2005

The Willows Academy, Des Plaines, IL, US, High School, High School

Aug 1998 - May 2002


ARCHEWORKS Design Fellowship, Award

Promoting Sustainable Energy Use through Innovative Design

"The design fellow will join a multidisciplinary team of designers on an initiative to promote sustainable energy use in Chicago communities by crafting innovative campaigns and strategies that educate, excite, and empower residents to adopt energy-conscious behaviors."


ELISAVA Year End Design Exhibit, Honorable Mention

Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Barcelona, Spain - Elisava Escola Superior de Disseny
Grad School Project Selected - Sensitive (spa)ce


Fira de Barcelona: Salón Concepto Baño, Honorable Mention

Barcelona, Spain
Grad School Project Selected - Sensitive (spa)ce


Premi 2009: Disseny per al Recyclatge Exhibit, Other

Poble Nou, Barcelona, Spain
Grad School Project Selected - Post-Oil Re-cycle


Casa da Vizinha Exhibit, Other

Manchester, Great Britain
Grad School Project Selected - BCN r[h]evolution


UIC School of Architecture Department Award, Scholarship


LARES Scholarship Award, Scholarship


UIC Year End Show '07, Nomination

Featuring the best design work produced at all levels of the graduate and undergraduate programs throughout the 2006-2007 academic year.


UIC School of Architecture Department Award, Scholarship


HACIA Scholarship Award, Scholarship


LARES Scholarship Award, Scholarship


ARQUITECTOS Scholarship Award, Scholarship


UIC Year End Show '06, Nomination

Featuring the best design work produced at all levels of the graduate and undergraduate programs throughout the 2006-2007 academic year.


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