Valeria Haedo

Valeria Haedo

Brooklyn, NY, US

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Trained Architect with extensive experience in scenic arts & architecture for entertainment working in glass-metal sculpturing and art installations. With formal training in the school of Architecture in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her work explores the dynamics between light, physic law and matter to create new spaces though unique colorful shapes. 

Architecture design, researching and teaching
History of Architecture Professor 
Design and development of new construction and additions of residential, exhibits, multi-media installations and museum spaces 
Project Managing 
Extensive knowledge of design principles and aesthetics  
Historic Preservation
Art Direction
Model Maker
Scene Set Design - for Plays, Films & Music Festivals
Art Installations
Video Art - Projection


Selfemployed, NYC, Freelance Designer

• Production of designs and development of temporary art Installations and history exhibitions
• Working as a liaison between museums, gallery spaces and the artists/curators
• Architectural representation by the use autoCAD, Rhino, Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
• Creation of client presentations to express each exhibit’s concept though conceptual illustrations
• Scene set design and art direction for off-broadway shows
• Design and Creation of 3D glass-metal sculptures with luminous and reflective effects on space

Jan 2018 - current

Salvia Divinorum Art Studio, Buenos Aires, AR, Creative Director/Co-founder

• Developed visual effects and designed models for promotional music videos
• Discussed client requirements and translated into models using CAD to illustrate ideas as well as freehand sketching
• Developed scale model environments and handmade designs incorporating recycled materials, newsprint, metal and fabric to reflect customer’s intended vision
• Designed and set up exhibitions in Art Galleries and Cultural Clubs in Buenos Aires focusing on perceptions of space using color and UV lighting concepts

Jan 2013 - current

Big Show Construction Management, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

• Managing construction projects specializing in high-end/high-tech retail, exhibit, multi-media installations, restaurant and museum spaces.
• AutoCAD & Photoshop drawings rendering for clients presentations
• Creation of designs for discovery centers and museums
• Selection of AV equipment and materials for technical consulting
• Representative of the company at production meetings
• Assisting other managers with budgets, research and scheduling
• Preparing project proposals and cost estimating
• Collaborated in developing system integrations for Interpretive exhibits and entertainment venues
• Managing and coordinating subcontractors and suppliers
• Architectural designs and construction renovation for retail environments such as Ferrari’s showroom in Manhattan.
• Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11at the Memorial Museum – in Collaboration with Studio Joseph.
• LED wall installation at the Museum of the City of New York – NY at Its Core exhibit in Collaboration with Studio Joseph.
• Box Office & Merchandise Area of The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism
• The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism Show – Industria, NY.
• Assistant Project Manager for The Body Politic: Video from The Met Collection - Met Breuer : David Hammons's Phat Free (1995), Arthur Jafa's Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death (2016), Steve McQueen's Five Easy Pieces (1995), and Mika Rottenberg's NoNoseKnows (2015)
• Michelangelo Art Show at the MET – Installation of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling printed replica
• Louis Vuitton “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez” Exhibit – at the American Stock Exchange Building.

Apr 2016 - Jun 2018

Ana Weigel Architecture Firm, Buenos Aires, AR, Interior Designer

• Responsible for both vendor and client management; acted as a liaison between contractors and customers to ensure smooth execution of development projects
• Coordinated new project intake for residential interior design
• Gathered new project requirements with customers and drafted designs based on assessment of the space, including custom furniture accents, and lighting

Jan 2015 - Oct 2016

La Paternal Espacio Proyecto - Conjugar Ciudad, Buenos Aires, AR, Social Activist

• Organize workshops of education about the citizen rights for the neighbors with an interdisciplinary team of artists and architects.
• Architecture patrimony laws to preserve the identity of the town.
• Share the Ability to influence the construction of our urban environment.
• Taking part at various protests around the city against the new planning regulations that build skyscrapers in low scale towns like Paternal, Buenos Aires.
• Designed and developed new spaces of recreation for kids in slums. Interactive playground with recycled materials such as pallets and plastic bottles.

Jan 2014 - Mar 2016

BA Ambient, Buenos Aires, AR, Designer – Interior and Exterior

• Developed and designed illumination, table settings, overall esthetic for corporate events, new product launches, weddings, formal parties; clients include: American Express, Vichy Laboratories & Coca-Cola
• Prepared designs including décor, color scheme, furniture planning, materials, fabrics, accents, etc.

Jan 2015 - Jan 2016

Jarana Architecture Firm, Buenos Aires, Project Architect - Designer

• Production of designs and development of new residential construction and additions using AutoCAD 2D, 3D and Adobe Photoshop to illustrate concepts
• Collaborated on projects, created estimates and negotiated pricing with vendors and clients
• Work with Junior Designers to prepare client presentations
• Manage multiple projects from beginning to end results

Feb 2013 - Nov 2015

Festival Estelar - Planetarium of La Plata, La Plata, AR, Assembly Director /Production Artist

• Developed and designed the festival esthetic; chose the color scheme and art installations to reflect the festival theme: Art, Music and Science
• Managed the assembly and artistic production of the festival
• Curated the installation of art objects
• Managed the costume makeup and lighting for the musical talent and sets

Jun 2015 - Sep 2015

University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, AR, Assistant Professor, History of Contemporary Architecture

• Assisted lead Professors of Architecture, Jorge Mele and Laura Raffaglio, in conducting increased learning experiences for students of architecture
• Tutored students independently in History of Architecture (Romantic, Gothic, and Islamic periods)

Mar 2012 - Dec 2014

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2nd Level Architecture Professor

• Assisted lead Professor Arch. Alejandro Vaca Bononato
• Developed and taught lessons on the design of collective housing
• Analysis and grading of 2nd level student designs
• Taught design of collective housing
• Conducted student workshops in model making and wood work
• Prepared quarterly theory lessons spotlighting architects such as Miles van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright
• Investigated research the use of collage as a method of new designs

Mar 2012 - Jun 2014

Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires, AR, Architecture Resarch

Architect Stella Maris Casal (Zabala 1837,1426 CABA,Argentina)
• Conducted research and investigation on architectural patrimony in Buenos Aires, Argentina by reviewing historical records at the National Record Registration and the Central Society of Architects
• Prepared contemporary and historical comparisons and analysis of historical buildings of Buenos Aires that were featured in publications printed for the University of Buenos Aires and the Central Society of Architects

Mar 2010 - Dec 2013

Manzana de las Luces, Buenos Aires, AR, Research and Investigation

• Internship with Arch. María de las Nieves Arias Incollá
• Conducted research studies regarding the importance of historical site Manzana de las Luces
• Designed and developed informational and marketing materials for Historical tours of the building held daily
• Curated and developed internal space for a historical gallery

May 2010 - Sep 2012


Pratt Institute, Manhattan Campus , 3Dmax

Modeling and Rendering.

Jan 2018 - current

Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires, AR, Masters, Architecture and Urbanism

The architect deals with the project, direction and construction of buildings or spaces; and can practice their profession in various stages of the process: idea, drawing, advice, survey of the work, modifications, decoration, design of environments, etc.

The architect can develop his profession both in the private sphere, in an autonomous way or by integrating work teams; as in the public state scope, in national, provincial or municipal departments destined to the control, design or planning of buildings and spaces.

Likewise, the industry usually incorporates architects into its technical teams to carry out research and production of technology and materials related to construction. An architect is trained to perform:

Projects of architecture and the urban environment.
Planning, design and administration of the spaces of the city.
Design, application and production of technologies applied to the design materialization.
Project, development and construction management of buildings.
Administration of companies related to real estate and construction activity.
Arbitration, expertise, technical advice, budgets and valuations related to architecture and urban planning.

Mar 2008 - Jul 2013


photography award, 1st Place

Photograph of a detail of a building from the architect, Francisco Salamone from the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Won a trip tour to all of his most famous buildings.


AVB photography award, 1st Place

Artistic photograph of a scene in the city of Carmelo, Uruguay .


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