Valeria Cedillos

Valeria Cedillos

New York, NY, US

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Recent graduate from a master’s degree in Urban Design. Experience with design research focused on the future scenarios of our cities in the context of emerging technologies. Experience with projects that vary in scale and location, from urban design to interior design. Interest for travel, photography, gastronomy, art, and design.


Pratt Institute, New York, Visiting Assistant Professor

Co-teaching a third year advanced studio from the MArch program. The studio focuses on the urban and architectural design of a river front masterplan in Cincinnati. The teaching is based on an ongoing collaboration and directed research that responds to the current urban, racial, and environmental crisis

Aug 2020 - current

Non-Disclosed Client, N/A, Freelance Architectural and Urban Designer

Remote Urban and architectural design for a conceptual campus. The main focus of the campus is bringing together new forms of hydroponic farming as an education system with embedded technologies. Duties include everything from concept design and development, to 2D drawings and architectural renderings.

Jul 2020 - Dec 2020

Eslabon Urbano, Queretaro, Mexico, Freelance Architectural and Urban Designer

Remote Urban Design consulting on large-scale industrial projects within the city of Queretaro, through proactive approaches on the planning and design of urban infrastructure. Proposal development consulting applicable to the type of property in use.

May 2020 - Jul 2020

Pratt Institue, New York, NY, US, Graduate Assitant

Awarded GA position for the MS Urban Design program, working closely with coordinator. Organization of reviews and exhibitions of the students, coordination
of student work to archive, and cooperation with teachers on additional courses.

Aug 2019 - Jun 2020

Alvarez Almazan Arquitectos, Puebla, Mexico, Architectural Designer

Participated in all phases of the design process of 3 residential projects. Produced drawing and layouts to assist the clients through the projects. Created 2D, 3D models, and renderings.

Jan 2019 - May 2019

HADVD Arquitectos, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Architectural Designer Intern

Participated in the design of Ciudad Juarez‘s Technology Hub: Cafe and Bicycle Shop. Analyzed existing structure for the demolition proposal. Created technical drawings, 3D models, and architectural renderings.

May 2017 - Oct 2017


Pratt Institute, New York, NY, US, Masters, MS Architecture and Urban Design

May 2019 - Jun 2020

Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Puebla, MX, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2014 - May 2019


Gold and Silver Honors, Award

Achieved Gold and Silver Honors in the graduating Class of 2020. The Silver Award refers to graduating with honors/distinction due to an exceptional GPA and performance. The Gold Honor is awarded by departments and faculty to students that made significant contribution to their departments and disciplines.


Shortlisted for SoA Social Justice Award, Other

The project "Brooklyn Plastic Hybrid" was shortlisted for the Inaugural Pratt SoA Social Justice Award.


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