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Pablo Osorio

Pablo Osorio

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Pablo is an innovative and experienced professional specialized in building design and management. His approach to architecture and urban design strives to meet both private and public needs. He has supervised, designed, and/or led a variety of projects and building types

Pablo works directly with clients and stakeholders. There is a careful and thorough process of identifying the clients' needs. A continuous and open dialogue is part of it. He implements innovative design and management solutions dealing with public and private spaces analyzing their history, current urban context, and their surrounding natural environments. He explores the core values of the human spirit and its relation to nature through art, architecture, and urban design. He aims to help to improve the quality of life of people and communities through sensitive, meaningful, and functional design

He has been involved in the design, coordination, supervision, and/or realization of a variety of structures, building types, and urban areas. Time, available resources, and quality assurance are fundamental to all projects. Thus, he implements the latest technologies that include advanced software, sustainable natural materials, and hi-tech fabrication techniques. Some of the projects he has helped to realize and/or designed range in size including skyscrapers and university science buildings to single family residences and public art projects. He oversees, coordinates, and manages the design team and all consultants. He is proficient working with planning and zoning regulations, the Americans with Disabilities Act design standards, the Californian building codes, and building permit processes

Pablo has been honored with multiple design and architectural awards from various institutions and organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona and a research post-professional Master Degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture

Employment 

MetropolitanmomentuM, Los Angeles, CA, US, Principal + Co-Founder

The Built and Natural Environments

MetropolitanmomentuM is a design studio located in Los Angeles, California. Its work focuses on analyzing, designing, and creating links between private and public spaces that ultimately connect/re-connect people, urban communities, and nature. Its projects aim to help revitalize/improve the quality of life of people in cities and/or key urban areas through architecture.

Recent Design and Architectural awards:
• 2017 The American Architecture Prize: Los Angeles River Habitable Bridge - Transportation, Honorable Mention
• 2017 The American Architecture Prize: Los Angeles River Habitable Bridge - Urban Design, Honorable Mention
• 2017 The American Architecture Prize: The Bracero Monument - Installations & Structures, Honorable Mention
• 2017 The American Architecture Prize: The Bracero Monument - Public, Honorable Mention
• 2017 ICONIC AWARDS - German Design Council: The Floating Gardens, Category Concept / Visionary Architecture, Best of Best
• 2016 Worldbuild365, Heritage Architecture: Pushkinsky International Cinema Hall At Moscow - Revitalization - Project of the week
• 2016 The American Architecture Prize: Pushkinsky International Cinema Hall At Moscow - Revitalization - Heritage Architecture, Bronze Prize
• 2016 The American Architecture Prize 2016: Pushkinsky International Cinema Hall At Moscow - Revitalization - Architectural Design / Misc. Architecture, Silver Prize
• 2016 The American Architecture Prize 2016: The Floating Gardens - Landscape Architecture / Educational, Honorable Mention...

Sep 2012 - current
 

RSAUD, GMPA, PA, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Architect / Independent Professional Design Consultant

PA, Mar 2016 - Jun 2017 (1yr 4mos)
Project Architect / Independent Professional Design Consultant
Projects:
• West Washington Apartments
• Park Drive Residence
• UCLA North Sports Field
Description:
- Independent design consultant/Project Architect in charge of managing and designing projects or specific areas of current/new projects.
- Managing the design of projects with consultants and design team.
- Managing BIM (Revit) files.
- Code analysis services, production and coordination of documents to be used by consultants, fabricators, and clients through SD, DD, CD phases.
- Verification/coordination of overall code compliance (Planning, zoning, fire safety, ADA, etc.)

GMPA, Apr 2014 - Sep 2015 (1yr 6mos)
Project Architect
Projects:
• Costa Mesa Luxury Apartments, Costa Mesa, CA
• Horizon Hollywood Tower, Los Angeles, CA
• RiverGlen II, Los Angeles, CA
• 12444 Venice Apartments, Mar Vista, CA
Description:
- In charge of managing the design of multiple projects and coordinating information with consultants, and client.
- Presenting the design to clients and coordinating the design team
- Production and oversight of architectural sets of drawing, presentation documents, and BIM/Revit
- Coordinating all information/documents with consultants through SD, DD, CD
- Verification/coordination of overall code compliance (Planning, zoning, fire safety, ADA, etc.)

RSAUD, Sep 2013 - Feb 2014 (6mos)
Project Architect / Independent Professional Design Consultant
Projects:
• UP the Bloc, Los Angeles, CA
• Ronkonkoma Parks and Rides, Ronkonkoma, NY
• Project 900, Shanghai, China
Description:
- Independent design consultant working as Project Architect in charge of managing the design team producing architectural sets of drawing, presentation documents, and physical models. Coordinating all consultants and documents
- Collaborating and designing the projects with the design team
- Presenting the design to clients and coordinating the design team

Sep 2013 - Jun 2017
 

QDG, SAA, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer Project Lead / Project Designer - Architecture

QDG, Sep 2008 - April 2011 (2yrs 8mos)
Projects:
• Los Angeles Mission College East Campus Complex New Education & Laboratory Building at Mission College, Sylmar, CA
• Ninth Street Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA
• Modular Cloning School, LAUSD
• Facilities, Maintenance, & Operations Building, Pierce College
• Horticulture & Animal Science Facility, Pierce College
• Library/Learning Crossroads Building, Pierce College
• The Odessa Cox Library & Annex Administration Building, Los Angles South West College
Description:
- Design team and consultants coordination, code analysis, production and design management for design built college campus buildings in California.
- Involved in medium to large size classroom, science and administration buildings for LACCD and LAUSD.
- Programming, design research, project coordination, schematic design, design development, and construction documents, BIM (Revit), and accurate 3D modeling.
- Involved in LEED accreditation procedures.
- Verification/coordination of code compliance (Planning, zoning, fire safety, ADA, etc.)
- Aiding to the preparation of documents to be submitted to the District State Architect.

SAA, Apr 2013 - Sep 2013 (6mos)
Project:
•Jules Stein Eye Institute Building at UCLA
Description:
- Project designer and production team member on an extensive renovation of the Jules Stein Eye Institute Building at UCLA until the end of the design development phase.
- Development of Jules Stein Eye Institute Building's re-design coordinating it with a hybrid module derived from the module of the neighboring Wasserman Building and the existing module of the original structure.
- BIM modeling (Revit), schedules, architectural details, product research, and renderings.
- Consultant coordination, production and management of drawings.
- Production and management of design peer review documents for UCLA capital programs reviewed by Richard Meier Architects, Los Angeles.

Sep 2008 - Oct 2011
 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Architectural Professional

Projects:
• W Hotel, La Jolla, CA
• Hon Kwok City Tower, Shenzhen, China
• Palazzo, Las Vegas, NV
• City National Bank Tower, Los Angeles, CA
Description:
- Part of the design and production team working on office buildings, hospitality and mixed-use towers in the US and China. Most projects are massive structures with large programs.
- Involved in space programming and interior design working on public and private areas as well as
their custom furniture and hardware.
- Production of photo realistic 3D renderings as part of the design process
- Coordinate information with consultants and manufactures
- Producing and coordinating projects at schematic design, design development, and construction document stages.

Nov 2006 - Aug 2008
 

Stantec, Anaheim, CA, US, Job Captain - Architecture

Projects:
• Commercial Projects
Description:
- Part of technical team working on commercial projects.
- Involved in getting approvals for construction permits including Conditional Use Permits for commercial projects in California.
- Production of design development and construction documents.
- In charge of coordinate with consultants documents and drawings.
- Preparation of preliminary design packages including fee estimations, site analysis, and building code analysis.

Apr 2005 - Oct 2006
 

Rebar + More, Chino, CA, US, Reinforcing Structural Steel Project Detailer / Engineering, Fabrication & Construction

Projects:
• Power Plants
• Parking Structures
• Schools
• Hotels
Description:
- Production of shop drawings including fabrication schedules & tables, floor plans, elevations, sections and 2D/3D diagrams for the manufacturing and placing of reinforcing steel bars/rebar (5% error allowance).
- Documents are to be used in conjunction with civil, structural, and architectural drawings.
- Fabrication coordination.
- Construction/On-site installation coordination.
- Project cost estimating.

Feb 2001 - Mar 2005
 

Education 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, MASTER OF DESIGN RESEARCH STUDIES (MDesR)

SCI-Arc's Emerging Systems, Technologies & Media post-professional program, leading to the award of a Master of Design Research in Emerging Systems and Technologies|Media (M.DesR/ESTm), is a rigorous, experimental post-professional degree program focused on data-based and physical investigations into the rapidly evolving fields of digital design, innovative fabrication methodologies and new building systems. The program is positioned as a leading center for advanced research into emerging materials, robotics and sustainable engineering.

Focused on the status of architectural design within the context of rapidly evolving digital design, fabrication, and material technologies, the ESTm program cultivates live prototyping, original scholarship, and design investigations. Operating as an innovation center and design research laboratory, the ESTm program works in partnership with a wide range of industry and institutional leaders.

Jun 2011 - Sep 2012
 

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, BArch, BACHELORS OF ARCHITECTURE

The Bachelor of Architecture degree is offered in a five-year curriculum, which focuses on the design laboratory. The studio sequence consists of four segments: a three-year basic core, a four quarter group of topic studios taken jointly by fourth and fifth year students, a fourth year urban design studio and a culminating senior project. Lecture classes in Architecture Theory and History, Human Behavior, Programming, Sustainability, Building Technology, Structures, Codes and Digital Media are closely coordinated with the studio sequence, and students are expected to demonstrate their knowledge of these areas in their design projects.

Jun 2003 - Jun 2007
 

Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA, US, ASSOCIATES OF FINE ARTS (AFA)

Fine Art, Life Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Descriptive Geometry, and 2D+3D Design.

Jun 1999 - May 2003
 

Awards 

The American Architecture Prize | Public, Honorable Mention

Project: The Bracero Monument
Team: MetropolitanmometuM - Lead Designer
Award: Public - Honorable Mention

The American Architecture Prize honors designs in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture with the goal of advancing the appreciation of architecture worldwide.

Each submitted design was evaluated by the esteemed AAP Jury on its own merit based on form, function, and innovation. Winning projects were given titles of platinum, gold, silver, or bronze levels, along with honorable mentions from many distinguished submissions.

2017
 

The American Architecture Prize | Installations & Structures, Honorable Mention

Project: The Bracero Monument
Team: MetropolitanmometuM - Lead Designer
Award: Installations & Structures - Honorable Mention

The American Architecture Prize honors designs in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture with the goal of advancing the appreciation of architecture worldwide.

Each submitted design was evaluated by the esteemed AAP Jury on its own merit based on form, function, and innovation. Winning projects were given titles of platinum, gold, silver, or bronze levels, along with honorable mentions from many distinguished submissions.

2017
 

The American Architecture Prize | Transportation, Honorable Mention

Project: Los Angeles River Habitable Bridge
Team: MetropolitanmometuM - Lead Designer
Award: Transportation - Honorable Mention

The American Architecture Prize honors designs in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture with the goal of advancing the appreciation of architecture worldwide.

Each submitted design was evaluated by the esteemed AAP Jury on its own merit based on form, function, and innovation. Winning projects were given titles of platinum, gold, silver, or bronze levels, along with honorable mentions from many distinguished submissions.

2017
 

The American Architecture Prize | Urban Design, Honorable Mention

Project: Los Angeles River Habitable Bridge
Team: MetropolitanmometuM - Lead Designer
Award: Urban Design - Honorable Mention

The American Architecture Prize honors designs in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture with the goal of advancing the appreciation of architecture worldwide.

Each submitted design was evaluated by the esteemed AAP Jury on its own merit based on form, function, and innovation. Winning projects were given titles of platinum, gold, silver, or bronze levels, along with honorable mentions from many distinguished submissions.

2017
 

ICONIC AWARDS - German Design Council | Visionary Architecture, Award

Project: The Floating Gardens
Team: MetropolitanmometuM - Lead Designer
Award: Best of Best, Visionary Architecture / Urban park

The Best of Best is the highest honor of this award
ICONIC AWARDS THE WHOLE WORLD OF ARCHITECTURE
Rat für Formgebung | German Design Council | Stiftung | Foundation
Holistic networking: The international competition for architects, designers, the construction sector and industry.
The Iconic Awards is the first neutral international architecture and design competition that focuses on how the disciplines interact. The whole world of architecture.
It acknowledges visionary architecture, innovative products and sustainable communication from all fields of architecture, the construction and property sectors and the manufacturing industry in five main categories. As such the competition shines the spotlight on the elementary significance of the interaction of individual disciplines. It centers on the integrated and consistence presentation of products in architecture.

2017
 

The American Architecture Prize | Architectural Design / Misc. Architecture, Award

Project: Pushkinsky International Cinema Hall At Moscow - Revitalization
Team: MetropolitanmometuM - Lead Designer
Award: Architectural Design / Misc. Architecture - Silver Prize

The American Architecture Prize honors designs in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture with the goal of advancing the appreciation of architecture worldwide.

Each submitted design was evaluated by the esteemed AAP Jury on its own merit based on form, function, and innovation. Winning projects were given titles of platinum, gold, silver, or bronze levels, along with honorable mentions from many distinguished submissions.

2016
 

The Project of the Week | Heritage Architecture, Other

Project: Pushkinsky International Cinema Hall At Moscow - Revitalization
Team: MetropolitanmometuM - Lead Designer
Accolade: Architecture: WorldBuild365’s Project of the Week, 11.18.2016

2016
 

The American Architecture Prize | Educational, Honorable Mention

Project: Floating Gardens
Team: MetropolitanmometuM - Lead Designer
Award: American Architecture Prize Honorable Mentions - Landscape Architecture / Educational

The American Architecture Prize honors designs in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture with the goal of advancing the appreciation of architecture worldwide.

Each submitted design was evaluated by the esteemed AAP Jury on its own merit based on form, function, and innovation. Winning projects were given titles of platinum, gold, silver, or bronze levels, along with honorable mentions from many distinguished submissions.

2016
 

The American Architecture Prize | Heritage Architecture, Award

Project: Pushkinsky International Cinema Hall At Moscow - Revitalization
Team: MetropolitanmometuM - Lead Designer
Award: Heritage Architecture - Bronze Prize

The American Architecture Prize honors designs in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture with the goal of advancing the appreciation of architecture worldwide.

Each submitted design was evaluated by the esteemed AAP Jury on its own merit based on form, function, and innovation. Winning projects were given titles of platinum, gold, silver, or bronze levels, along with honorable mentions from many distinguished submissions.

2016
 

suckerPUNCH | Published Article, Other

Project: Nube
Team: Pablo Osorio, Francisco Moure, Amir Habibabadi
Published: suckerPUNCH Article

2013
 

SkyscraperCity | Published, Other

Project: The Rotunda at Warsaw - Human Lines
Team: MetropolitanmometuM - Lead Designer
Published: 3.23 - SkyscraperCity

2013
 

The National Design-Build Award | Educational Facilities, Award

Project: Los Angeles Mission College East Campus Complex
Team: The Pankow-Quatro Design Group Design-Build Team - Architectural Project Designer
Award: The National Design-Build Award in the category of Educational Facilities

LOS ANGELES MISSION COLLEGE EAST CAMPUS COMPLEX: The Pankow-Quatro Design Group Design-Build Team wins The National Design-Build Award in the category of Educational Facilities.

2013
 

The Certificate of Concours awarded by the Deparment of Architecture at Cal Poly, Pomona, CA, Award

Award presented by the Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design, Department of Architecture

2007
 

The DLF Lesley Wheel Memorial award, Award

Designers Lighting Forum, The Lesley Wheel Memorial award

2005
 

The AIA, Pasadena & Foothill - Jean Roth Driskel Award, 1st Place

The American Institute of Architects, Pasadena & Foothill Chapter award

2004
 

Design Competition, sponsored by the CCCSFAAA, California, 2nd Place

CCCSFAAA, design competition award

2003
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills