Isabella Robino

Isabella Robino

Madrid, ES



Architectural graduate focused on sustainable design, energy efficiency, landscape urbanism, and environmental building technology. Seeking to gain experience in a multidisciplinary studio that focuses on design innovation. Interested in working across different scales from interiors to urban design incorporating social and environmental challenges.


UN Habitat, Madrid, ES, intern

May 2018 - Jul 2018

Massport, Boston, MA, US, Technical Assistant

Technical assistant in Real Estate Development and Asset Management sector for urban growth of the waterfront areas in South and East Boston. Design and production of presentation graphics--such as maps and diagrams, urban planning materials and future development

Creating, editing, and formatting various drawings in AutoCAD and Illustrator

Analyzing design concepts and proposals using Photoshop and other applications;

Conducting background project research and collecting design and policy precedents

Developing graphic designs for various presentation materials using In-Design and other applications, including creating and applying layout standards;

Contributing to spreadsheets and data analysis to support design and land use projects;

Organizing, maintaining, and producing the department’s existing AutoCAD files

Jan 2016 - Jul 2016

UNESCO, Paris, FR, intern

Edited, translated and assisted writing speeches and features on culture, world heritage and sustainability for the office of the Director General.

Attended and took notes on the discussion on the Reconstruction of Syria meeting with architects, urban planners and archeologists to prepare the action plan to preserve and rebuild Aleppo.

Shadowed the Asia-Pacific Unit for a week after the 39th session World Heritage Commitee meeting in Bonn.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015


Lund University, Lund, SE, MArch, Master of Architecture in Spatial Experiments

Aug 2019 - Dec 2021

Northeastern University, Boston, MA, US, Bachelors, Architecture Studies -Sustainability

Aug 2013 - May 2017


IE Spaces for Innovation Prize, Honorable Mention

Brief called for digital collage of creating retail, work and learning spaces of the future.

The digital world has reimagined typologies within retail, office and education in the last twenty years by dissolving physical barriers through the Internet. Technology continues to challenge communication, politics, culture, citizenship, and accessibility and as a result, transparency and inclusion are a priority. Both transparency and inclusion in the physical world are tangible and visible but also hybrid to different user needs.

The sense of discovery and adaptability are also essential to creativity in work and educational environments, even when done remotely. Here we can immerse ourselves in different hybrids…indoor-outdoor, team-individual, urban-nature, rest-work, augmented reality- physical reality, A cubicle or a glass tower only led to isolation and in a specialized society it is a waste of resources in all sense. The materiality of the space is chosen to elicit consciousness and allude warmth by incorporating light or a connection of the outdoors. Repurposed or recycled material is also part of the urban environment.

Here the role of the Fun Palace is to learn and create, to apply oneself or remove oneself from the task at hand. A small example would be the greenhouse restaurant that combines vertical farming and a social gathering. It answers where our food comes from (transparency) and an opportunity to learn through an engaging, communal environment (inclusion).

The space’s function has not changed yet technology has embedded itself, Price believed that through the correct use of new technology the public could have unprecedented control over their environment, resulting in a building which could be responsive to visitors’ needs and the many activities intended to take place there. Here working and learning constantly at play, they are flexible and can transform into an open space.

I also believe in creating an open source urban environment that allows cross-disciplinary function. With 3d printing we can create more opportunities as it is applied from medicine to food or shoes. It can be a source for new craftsmanship and talent- a bazaar where drones ship your goods home?