Pablo Penades

Pablo Penades

Chicago, IL, US




The Magnificent Mile Association, Chicago, IL, US, Intern Urban Designer

Created a design to make the Chicago's Riverwalk accessible for pedestrians from Michigan Avenue (Chicago, IL).
Designed more pedestrian friendly options for the under paths located in underground level on Michigan Avenue and Lower Wacker Drive (Chicago, IL).
Revised signage and improved supervised landscape projects on Michigan Avenue (Chicago, IL).
Organized the Project Review Meetings for the Michigan Avenue Commercial Corridor (Chicago, IL).

Jan 2015 - current

City of Chicago - Department of Planning & Development, Chicago, IL, US, Intern Architect

Participated in all Executive Project Review meetings of the department.
Analyzed economic development data and created maps, graphs, and Equalized Assessed Value tables for the closeout reports and five-year reports of four different TIF districts to meet the mayor’s transparency guidelines for the Tax Increment Financing districts.
Researched the data for the reports and designed the layout.

Jun 2014 - Dec 2014

Ginkgo Planning and Design, Inc., Orland Park, IL, US, Intern Urban Designer

Created maps, physical models and 3D renderings, Power Points, freehand drawings, posters, Photoshop and Illustrator files using AutoCad and ArcGIS tools for urban planning projects; most of them Comprehensive Plans for small suburbs of the South West area of Chicago.

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

Midtown Educational Foundation, Chicago, IL, US, Architecture Teacher

Taught and mentored high school students in a program intended to prepare them for Architecture School and professional life.
Conducted program activities fostering responsible leadership, technical skills, and good decision making in participants’ future professional work.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Clúa-Longas CLC Architects, Zaragoza, ES, Intern Architect

Created the whole architecture —building enclosure, interior design and construction details— of a public facility following respective construction plans with detailed mechanical sections plans at scale 1/50 & 1/10, electrical, heating and A/C, water and fireproof systems & structural plans at scale 1/150.
Produced landscape design of approximately 14 acres of open space surrounding a public facility and in the context of the existing urban factors.

Sep 2011 - May 2012

Corgan, Beijing, CN, Intern Architect

Developed 2D drawing sections and elevation for the interior design and building enclosure of a large shopping mall in Hong Kong.
Participated in the landscape design for the attic garden of the building and outside urban design.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010


University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Masters, Master in Urban Planning and Policy

Sep 2013 - current

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Urban Sustainable Planning

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, ES, MArch, Master in Architecture & Urban Design

Sep 2010 - May 2012

Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, ES, BArch, Bachelor in Architecture

Sep 2006 - May 2010


UIC Board of Trustees scholarship, Grant


Scholarship from the State Education Department, Spain, Grant


Scholarship from the State Education Department for English Studies, Spain, Grant


Scholarship from the State Education Department for French Studies, Spain, Grant