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Leticia Rojo Bermúdez

Leticia Rojo Bermúdez

Madrid, ES

 

About 

I love languages being proficient in English (Certificate of Proficiency by the University of Cambridge), a good knowledge in French and basic Russian.

I love sports.  I  used to compete as a swimmer and now it is a hobby.  It makes me feel mentally stronger to face everyday life.  I also love to travel to explore other cultures and cities touring around by car to Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, France, Croatia, USA, Mexico and making shorter trips to Portugal, Marrakech, Spain, UK.  It opens my eyes to the world that surrounds me and inspires my creative spirit.

I´m easy to connect with other people and understand their customs.  I put in the place of others.  It  helps me understand current everyday human realities and frame social and economic contexts. I´m a listener and also observer being curious about everything. 

Architecture has given me a lot.  A social component and a strong technical-creative-cultural approach I´m passionate about which enables me to move with confidence in the creative industries.  As an art lover and creative minded, I find inspiration in other forms of communication to think out of the box.  In particular, I have just arrived from Sweden where I have been receiving education in Furniture Swedish Design and hands-on experience in presenting objects in space, context and content.  It has given me the opportunity to grow as a creative professional from another perspective and cultural environment. My final Project, which entailed designing and developing a furniture using methods, theories and expressions in relation to the choice of my furniture, received very good critics.

I have been working on design, visual projects and coung with experience in Green architecture and industrialized construction techniques transferrable to exhibiting and designing retail/stores and renovation spatial ambiences.  I would like also like to highlight my work at the international competition SOLAR DECATHLON.  I designed and constructed self-sufficient houses and communicated, organized and promoted cultural events (guided tours for the Spanish ambassador and the public alike. 

My specific contribution is a combination of my technical education with a proven professional experience both in construction and building Project management.  It has provided me a broader approach to my career environment covering different areas, from control and supervision of building execution to developing building projects in several architectural firms.

 I can manage projects and can best contribute coordinating and supervising work, and getting team members engaged inspiring integrity and enthutiasm.  I´m a pro-active and curious minded committed profesional, flexible and with interpersonal skills.  I have always want to push more out of everything, thinking that what I can do can be done better. I like to work in environments where heart and detail is placed on each Project.  Project managing and designing and friendly and enjoyable experiences for people, spaces,products and services that add value, applying branding strategies is what I look for in future working roles.

I love to hand draw and I´m well versed in hand-sketching, developing façades and love construction detailing.  I have always kept a close interest in understanding how things are constructed and using materials that can interact together.   

I work from a design perspective to create, delimit and develop Project work from concept to a clear product proposal.  I work on research and analysis of cultural phenomena, sustainable issues, strategic design (using brandind, reflective thinking among others) and architectural aspects to see needs, solve problems and most of all to engage in dialogue with users given them a little bit more of what they expect with magic touches and elegance.

Employment 

LETICIA ROJO BERMUDEZ, SPAIN AND ABROAD, ARCHITECT_DESIGNER_COMMUNICATOR

-TEXTS´ TRANSLATIONS FOR ONG´S: FUNDACIÓN VICENTE FERRER.
-LEADING AND PREPARING PROPOSALS FOR COMPETITIONS VERIFYING, SUPERVISING AND COMPLYING WITH SPECIFIC ADMINISTRATIVE AND TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS.
-DESIGNING SET OF DRAWINGS AND ORGANIZING DOCUMENTATION IN TIME TO MEET DEADLINES.
-RESEARCHING DESIGN ALTERNATIVES TO IMPLEMENT IN PROJECTS.
-SEARCHING OPPORTUNITIES TO COLLABORATE WITH CO-WORKERS IN PROJECTS AND COMPETITIONS.
-TRANSLATING GENERAL TEXTS AND CALL FOR IDEAS TO PARTICIPATE IN COMPETITIONS IN SPANISH-ENGLISH AND VICEVERSA.
-ATTENDING CONFERENCES AND LECTURERS TO KEEP UP TO DATE IN MY FIELD AND NETWORKING WITH PROFESSIONALS IN THE INDUSTRY.
-ATTENDING LANGUAGUE COURSES IN FRENCH AND RUSSIAN TO OPEN TO NEW MARKETS AT AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL.
-MANAGING FAMILY MATTERS.
-RESEARCHING SOCIAL AND CULTURAL PHENOMENA.
-ATTENDING MASTER CLASSES IN AREAS RELATED TO DIFFERENT EPISODES: CULTURAL MOMENTS AND EVENTS THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN HISTORY (PAINTERS, EMBLEMATIC CONSTRUCTIONS IN EUROPE AND WORLDWIDE, JEWELRY, DECORATIVE ARTS, THE SILK ROUTE IN INDONESIA AMONG OTHERS).
-HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE IN THE WAY EXHIBITONS ARE PRESENTED TO THE AUDIENCE WHICH GIVES ME INVALUABLE INSIGHTS TO PROPOSE, DEVELOP AND COMMUNICATE END VISUAL SOLUTIONS TO MAKE THE PUBLIC HAVE UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS.
-DESIGNED AND DEVELOPED FURNITURE IN SWEDEN FOR FURTHER PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT.

May 2011 - current
 

AYUNTAMIENTO DE MADRID, SPAIN, MADRID, SPAIN, CIVIL SERVANT PRE-SELECTION POSITION

-CIVIL SERVANT FOR MADRID´S CITY HALL. REACHED AND SAT FOR FINAL EXAM.

-UPDATED ON BUILDING, URBAN AND CULTURAL HERITAGE CODES, ZONING REGULATIONS, LICENSES.

Dec 2009 - Mar 2011
 

ARCHITECTURAL OFFICES: “VERDES & MENDEZ” AND "TALLER DE IDEAS", MADRID, SPAIN, ARCHITECT_DESIGNER

-TO PRODUCE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION DETAILING DESIGN PACKAGES. TO SUPPORT ON BUILT-SITE HOUSING CONSTRUCTION: DWELLINGS (ARANJUEZ, MADRID). TO PRODUCE AND DEVELOP PROJECTS AND FINAL SUBMITTALS. TO WORK IN DESIGN, PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, COMPETITIONS, RESEARCH (i+d+i) AT A BIG AND AT A SMALLER SCALE: RESIDENTIAL, OFFICE, PLANNING AND URBAN PROJECTS FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CLIENTS. TO COLLABORATE WITH FUNDACIÓN METROPOLI, A SUSTAINABLE RESEARCH AND URBAN-ORIENTED PLANNING INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTION.

-TO DEVELOP BUILDINGS, SPACES WITH SUSTAINABLE CRITERIA AND TO DESIGN USING INDUSTRIALIZED CONSTRUCTION METHODS.

Dec 2004 - Sep 2009
 

UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MADRID), MADRID, SPAIN, ARCHITECT “DECATHLETE”, DESIGNER

-TO DESIGN AND CONSTRUCT SMARTS AND SELF-SUFFICIENCTS SOLAR HOUSES. TO COMMUNICATE, ORGANISE AND PROMOTE SPANISH ABROAD WITH CULTURAL, CULINARY ACTIVITIES, ETC.. TO GIVE GUIDED TOURS. TO INTERPRET AND VERIFY USA BUILDING REGULATIONS AND COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS. TO EDIT AND TRANSLATE SPANISH TEXTS INTO ENGLISH.

-TO COMMUNICATE AND PRESENT THE PROJECT TO AN INTERNATIONAL JURY.

Oct 2004 - Nov 2004
 

INTEINCO, INSTITUTO TÉCNICO DE INSPECCIÓN Y CONTROL DE CALIDAD (TECHNICAL SUPERVISION AND BUILDING QUALITY CONTROL INSTITUTE), MADRID, SPAIN, ARCHITECT

-TO CONTROL AND SUPERVISE THE QUALITY OF CONSTRUCTION EXECUTION THROUGH ON SITE VISITS. TO DELIVER REPORTS ON TIME. TO MANAGE MULTIPLE PROJECTS ON A ROLLING CALENDAR, MOSTLY RESIDENTIAL AND REHABILITATED PROJECTS. I WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR REVIEWING DESIGN DELIVERABLES ACCORDING TO TECHNICAL REGULATIONS AND CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS. MOREOVER, I MANAGED TO ENSURE DIALOGUE WITH CLIENTS AND THIRD PARTIES INVOLVED, PROVIDING GUIDANCE ON CONSTRUCTION EXECUTION AND PROGRAMMING PLANS FOR MATERIAL TESTINGS.

-TO WORK AS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: MUSEO REINA SOFIA EXTENSION (1ST PHASE).

Nov 2002 - May 2004
 

Education 

LINNAEUS UNIVERSITY, KALMAR, SWEDEN, FURNITURE SWEDISH DESIGN

-DESIGNED AND DEVELOPMENT OF INDIVIDUAL PROJECT.

-LECTURERS, CONFERENCES, HISTORIC FEEDBACK.

-INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF FURNITURE. SPATIALITY. FURNITURE, SPACE AND SETTINGS.

-THE CONTEMPORARY HOME: FURNITURE AND SPACE/ARCHITECTURE BASED ON DIFFERENT CONTEXTS/CONNECTIONS. STUDIES ON USAGE AND ATTITUDES TO FURNITURE.

-EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN. DESIGN METHODS.

-MODERN FURNITURE PRODUCTION: PRODUCTION-HIGH/TECH-ENERGY/EFFICIENT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION PROCESSES AND SUSTAINABLE AESTHETICS. COMMERCIALISED FURNITURE, DEVELOPMENT FROM PROTOTYPE TO PRODUCTION. BRAND STRATEGIES.

-SPATIAL DESIGN AS A SETTING FOR LIFESTYLE AND THE COMMUNICATION OF IDENTITY FROM THE OVERALL CONCEPT TO THE CONCRETE DEVELOPMENT OF FORM.

-CONTEXT AND CONTENT IN SPACE SETTINGS.

Sep 2013 - current
 

VARIOUS SCHOOLS AND INSTITUTIONS, MADRID, SPAIN, SHORT COURSES (INTENSIVE)

Intensive short courses:
-Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (COAM): Timber Structures_03/ ´04; Structural Analysis & Diagnosis_06/ ´04; Sustainability in Urban Design_11/ ´05; Architectural Analysts: procedures to manage Real State assets_10/ ´011.

-Colegio Superior de los Colegios de Arquitectos Españoles (CSCAE): “Código Técnico de la Edificación (CTE)” Advanced Course.

-TECNIBERIA: “Project Analysis Viability in Engineering” Course_03/05-´12;

-Escuela de Organización Industrial (EOI): “Entrepreneurship Program with a focus in energy efficiency criteria” Course_02/05-´13;

-Instituto de Arquitectura (COAM): Workshop “The Street Bound Dwelling” directed by Max Risselada_04/ ´13.

-Instituto de Arquitectura (COAM): “Accessibility and Design for all” Course_04-05/ ´13.

May 2004 - May 2013
 

ESCUELA TÉCNICA SUPERIOR DE ARQUITECTURA DE MADRID (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MADRID)., MADRID, SPAIN, Masters, MASTER ON COLLECTIVE HOUSING

-COLLECTIVE HOUSING AND CROSS-DISCIPLINARY SUBJECTS + WORKSHOPS WITH INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTS.

-INTENSIVE MASTER 500 CREDITS FROM 15:00 PM UNTIL 21:00 PM AND WEEKENDS.

-STUDY TRIP TO HOLLAND AND ROTTERDAM.

Jan 2006 - Jul 2006
 

ESCUELA TÉCNICA SUPERIOR DE ARQUITECTURA DE MADRID (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MADRID)., MADRID, SPAIN, FLEXIBILITY ON INDUSTRIAL HOUSING

-POSTGRADUATE COURSE

Feb 2005 - Sep 2005
 

Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), LONDON, UK, SUMMER COURSE: "SHINY AND NEW"

-BRAND STRATEGIES.

-APPLYING DESIGN METHODS BASED ON CURRENT BRANDING STRATEGIES FOUND IN MAGAZINES TO ADDRESS THE QUESTION OF HOW ARCHITECTURE CAN REWRITE A CONTEXT IN THE CITY OF LONDON IN A MAGAZINE FORMAT...BUILDING A STORY.

Jul 2004 - Aug 2004
 

ESCUELA TÉCNICA SUPERIOR DE ARQUITECTURA DE MADRID (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MADRID)., MADRID, SPAIN, Bachelors, ARCHITECTURE WITH AN SPECIALIZATION IN TOWN PLANNING, URBANISM AND LANDSCAPE.

-BACHELORS (+6 YEARS + 1 YEAR FOR FINAL PROJECT).

-ARCHITECTURE, URBANISM, LANDSCAPE, CONSTRUCTION, STRUCTURES, PROJECT DESIGN, DRAWING, HISTORY IN ARCHITECTURE, LIGHTING, ETC.

-GRADE: B

Oct 1995 - Jul 2002
 

L´INSTITUT FRANÇAIS, MADRID, SPAIN, FRENCH LANGUAGE

-STUDYING FRENCH FOR 3 YEARS.

-INTERMEDIATE-HIGH LEVEL.

Sep 1997 - Jun 2000
 

British Institute School Madrid (British Council), MADRID, SPAIN, CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH

-PREPARERING TO SIT FOR THE EXAM.
-PREVIOUSLY, I HAVE STUDIED IN THE USA (HIGH SCHOOL) AND HAVE GONE TO ENGLAND AND THE USA DURING LONG PERIODS OF TIME DURING SUMMER TIME.

Sep 1997 - Dec 1997
 

COLEGIO SAGRADA FAMILIA, MADRID, SPAIN, BArch, SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEAR (2º BUP, 3º BUP, COU). + SELECTIVIDAD (STATE EXAM TO ENTER COLLEGE

-GENERAL & SPECIFIC SUBJECTS TO PURSUE TECHNICAL CAREERS.

-OVERALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADE: B (8).

Sep 1992 - Jun 1995
 

ST.PIUS X HIGH SCHOOL (NEW MEXICO, USA), NEW MEXICO, U.S.A, High School, FRESHMAN YEAR

-GENERAL STUDIES.

-GRADE: (A).

Aug 1991 - May 1992
 

Awards 

PRE-SELECTED (ACCESIT) FOR A CALL OF IDEAS COMPETITION: AL-ANDALUS, Nomination

-SELECTED AMONG OTHER CANDIDATES IN A PRE-SELECTION PROCESS TO HAVE ACCESS AND PRESENT A HIGH-QUALITY INTERIOR DESIGN PROPOSAL (MODULAR TECHNIQUES, INNOVATIVE MATERIALS, VISUAL IMAGE) IN AL-ANDALUS´ CALL FOR IDEAS COMPETITION FOR TALGO´S HIGH SPEED WAGON´S CAFETERIA (TRAIN JOURNEY) TO MECA SPONSORED BY KELOX S.A.

2012
 

EUROPEAN SOLAR PRIZE 2006 IN THE CATEGORY OF SOLAR ARCHITECTURE AWARDED BY EU RENEWABLE ENERGIES EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION EUROSOLAR, 1st Place

-BASED ON THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY AND TRADITIONAL STRATEGIES TO BLEND IN A COHERENT AND HARMONIOUS WAY PV PANELS AND ARCHITECTURE.

2006
 

CENTER FOR THE INTERPRETATION OF OLIVE OILS AND SUSTAINABILITY, 1st Place

-STATE COMPETITION WON: “CENTER FOR THE INTERPRETATION OF OLIVE OILS AND SUSTAINABILITY" (JAÉN, SPAIN).

-COLLABORATION WITH WELL-KNOWN BIOCLIMATIC ARCHITECT VICENTE OLMEDILLA AND ARUP (NOVEMBER 2005-FEBRUARY 2006)

2006
 

HOLCIM AWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION ENCOURAGEMENT (´05 NORTH AMERICA)”, 1st Place

-DUE TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION SOLAR DECATHLON, THE PROJECT RECEIVED THE AWARD BASED ON THE GREEN STRATEGIES USED IN ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION TO PRODUCE A NICE ENVIRONMENT TO LIVE IN.

2005
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills