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UNAI ARTETXE FERNANDEZ

UNAI ARTETXE FERNANDEZ

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

I am a Spanish Architect based in New York City. I graduated from the School of Architecture of Barcelona and I have spent the last decade working as an associate and project leader at FR-EE in NYC.

Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to lead multiple architectural and engineering teams and to work in all phases of projects, from conceptual design to construction administration.

During my first professional experience in Barcelona I worked as a Junior Architect at P6 Arquitectes. I acquired substantial experience detailing, developing construction documents. I also assisted the principal Architect during the construction administration phase in multiple educational and institutional projects.

In New York I have had the opportunity to manage large-scale architectural projects as part of the team at FR-EE NY from 2011 to 2019. My role as an Associate and Design Leader has allowed me to develop collaborative relationships with clients, other designers, engineers, contractors and authorities, and I had been trusted with the responsibility to build, mentor and manage an extended group of talented designers. 

In late 2019 I received an invitation to develop an architectural project on my own. I took that chance to dedicate my time to build a team and start a partnership. In early 2020 we stablished bloq studio and we since have participated in several architectural competitions both local and international. We have also designed the renovation of a 3 unit residential complex in Eleuthera, The Bahamas. For which, construction is scheduled to begin late 2020.

I am always looking for new challenges and opportunities to collaborate and learn. Please reach out!

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Employment 

NYC Architecture Biennial, New York City, Collaborator

Oct 2020 - current
 

bloq studio, Brooklyn, New York, Founder and Principal

bloq studio a Brooklyn-based collaborative practice. We speak five languages, represent cultures across the globe and combine the architectural traditions of Europe, West Indies and North America. Together we hold 50 years of cumulative experience with projects across 20 countries bringing inspiring visions to life and creating memorable human experiences.
www.bloqstudio.com

Jan 2020 - current
 

FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Developed schematic and conceptual design documents including drawings, renderings, physical and digital models for residential, corporate, institutional and cultural buildings.
Conducted research and analysis, assisted with conceptual design, created drawings, graphics and models for high-profile international architectural competitions.
Designed exhibits, and artifact displays. Coordinated dialogue among different technical experts for execution & construction drawings.

Dec 2011 - Dec 2019
 

Petritxol 6 arquitectes, Barcelona, ES, Project manager / assistant construction manager

Responsible for all Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents and Construction Administrative stages.
Produced drawings, diagrams, presentation boards, study models and construction document set at each phase. Coordinated meetings with contractors, client representatives and suppliers during Construction Administration Phase.

Jul 2007 - Dec 2010
 

Education 

Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB), Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, MArch, Architecture and Urban Planning

Bachelors and Masters degree in Architecture and Urban Planning. Licensed Architect in Spain.

Jan 2011 - Feb 2011
 

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