Felipe Oropeza

Felipe Oropeza

Chicago, IL, US




Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Research Assistant

Contributed towards the development of various research projects for Professor Ingeborg Rocker. In collaboration with various firms and clientele, we also served as design consultants of locally ongoing built projects.

Jan 2014 - Jul 2014

Bureau Spectacular / Jimenez Lai, Chicago, IL, US, Designer/Architect

Lead and assisted in the development of various projects. Was responsible for producing models (both in Rhino and physical form), drawings, renders, and screen prints. Most notably lead/assisted in the construction of an installation for the Architectural League Prize (2012, Speechbuster / 99 Chairs (2013), and the Taiwanese National Pavilion for the Venice Biennale 2014.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2013

University of Illinois at Chicago – College of Architecture, Chicago, IL, US, Research Assistant

Assisted with the development of diagrams for her book “New Suburbanisms,” [Routledge, 2013] seeking to explore the design implications that emerge as cities and their suburb become more similar. Included were detailed 3d timeline diagrams of Uptown Houston and Chicago’s South Loop highlighting their development by decade since the 1950s. I also reworked her project proposal, “How the Strip Mall Can Save Suburbia,” to better represent the scale of the strip mall module and remade the final renderings. pp 129, 154, 155, 168, 169, 189, 190, 194

Aug 2011 - Jun 2012


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2013 - current

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

The Bachelor of Science in Architecture Program consists of an eight-semester studio sequence in architecture and urbanism supported by coursework in technology and theory, the program provides an intensive introduction to the discipline of architecture. I graduated Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.66/4.00 and departmental honors in Architecture.

Aug 2008 - May 2012

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