Alexandra Fuente

Alexandra Fuente

London, UK



Graduate in Architecture bilingual in Spanish and English. I hold a M.S. in Architecture from the University of Arizona, specializing in Heritage Conservation.

I am interested in having an international experience. I just moved to Chicago, Illinois  to seek further experience in the field!


SMC Design, London, GB, Designer - Project Coordinator

Design concept and detailed space planning. Production of design packages for construction. Visualization by creating 3D models for client presentation. Briefing and working with visual artists.

Reporting to Project Manager on project progress and team updates. Participation in shared discussions and presentations to client throughout the concept and design development phases. Responsible for the team's coordination during the production and delivery of drawing packages for bidding. Assist to meetings with the client and contractor for the coordination of the project’s deliveries.

Oct 2015 - current

Aria Group Architects, Inc., Oak Park, IL, US, Architectural Assistant

Design of food & beverage projects in the United States, Mexico and South America. Architectural support to the Project Manager and Senior Designer. Active participation in all phases (conceptual design, FF&E specification, construction documents and construction administration).

Jan 2013 - Aug 2015

The Drachman Institute, Tucson, AZ, US, Program Coordinator - Research Specialist

Work in the field of architecture and urban planning and design including research, design, development, and fabrication of large, urban-scale models for study and presentation. Completion/revision of current National Register nominations and Historic Building Structure Reports (HSR).

Opportunity to participate in diverse interdisciplinary planning projects focusing on program development and coordination of various public and seminar events; such as "This is WAMO" Open House and "TICRAT" Earthen Architecture Conservation workshop (in collaboration with NPS and INAH in Mexico).

Mar 2010 - Jun 2012

Vint & Associates Architects, Tucson, AZ, US, Intern Architect

Documentation of present Preservation and Rehabilitation efforts at:
C.O. Brown House and Old Main building at the University of Arizona.

Sep 2011 - Dec 2011

Poster Frost Mirto Associates, Tucson, AZ, US, Summer Consultant - Designer

Conceptual design and development of construction documents for addition to existing residence in Tucson AZ.

The client is a member of the Pascua Yaqui community. The project involves the extension of the property into an adjacent empty lot, which is used as a public space during the tribe's religious ceremonies.

Thus, the project demanded a thorough analysis of all different scenarios to find the least disruptive alternative. Working under direct supervision of Corky Poster AIA the addition portrays a simple yet appropriate solution to the client needs.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011


University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, MArch, Heritage Conservation

Master in Architecture focusing in the field of Heritage Conservation.
THESIS: "High-Performance Interventions - Adapted Design Framework for the Conservation of the Modern Commercial Vernacular"

Aug 2010 - Dec 2011

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor in Architecture - Accredited program.

Aug 2004 - May 2009


Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA) Portfolio Competition, Grant


AlA Design Excellence Award, Award

Project: "Gate's Pass Elderly Hostel"


Areas of Specialization