Yacira Blanco

Yacira Blanco

Caracas, VE



RIBA / ARB Qualified Architect with professional experience ranging from Interior Design for commercial refurbishments (Restaurants and Bars), to Medium / Big Scale Architecture (Infrastructural Projects, Civic Buildings), and with Academic Axperience in architectural education spanning across levels (from Foundation to Diploma Levels).



Puchetti Arquitectos, Caracas, VE, Project Architect

Project Architect of Anteproyecto y Proyecto Basico (Equivalent to RIBA Stages B to E) for a proposal for 2600m2 of a new residential building (6 High End apartment units and facilities). Skills involved:
* Production information of initial design scheme
* Attended regular client meetings
* Liasion with engineering consultants.

Mar 2012 - current

Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, VE, Professor

Professor of Architectural Design Studios at Architecture Department, Simòn Bolìvar University

Sep 2009 - current

Puchetti Arquitectos, Caracas, VE, Project Architect

Project Architect of Anteproyecto y Proyecto Basico (Equivalent to Stages B to E) for a proposal for the refurbishment and structural improvement of 1400m2 of an existing commercial building in an industrial park. Skills involved:
* Production information of initial design scheme, planning and construction drawings.
* Attended regular client meetings.
* Planning Permission liasion and technnical coordination with engineering consultants.

Mar 2010 - Sep 2010

Zaha Hadid Architects, London, GB, Architect

Drafting and coordination of contract/construction drawings for Pierre Vives Building, a proposal for The Regional Archives and Library of Montpellier, France.

Worked as part of the team developing the design for an Art Museum, a Competition entry for the design of the new museum in Perm, Russia.

Worked as part of the design team developing the competition entry for the design of the High speed train stations of Marbella and other towns in south of Spain.

Worked as part of the team developing the design for SAUDI ARAMCO Cultural Centre, a competition entry for a Cultural cente for the Saudi Oil Company Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Nov 2007 - Aug 2009

Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London, GB, Unit tutor

Assistant to the Unit Tutors for Intermediate Unit 1. Marianne Mueller / Olaf Kneer Unit tutors. The Unit brief that year was Mineral architecture, an exploration into the mineral world as source of architectural forms.

Sep 2007 - Jul 2008

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM), London, GB, Architect

Member of the team responsible for the Feasibility study (RIBA Stage B) for an Office Building proposal to be developed above a Crossrail station in 157 Charing Cross Road, Central London.

Member (RIBA Stage D) of the team responsible for the conversion af an 1980´s commercial block into office building in Islington, London.

Apr 2007 - Oct 2007

University of Nottingham, Nottingham, GB, Visiting Tutor

Year 3. Unit tutor: Christopher Hill

Sep 2006 - Jul 2007

IDOM-ACXT, London, GB, Architect

Member of the local architects team to develop the proposal by Zaha Hadid Architects for a Train Station, Shopping Centre and Office building in Durango, Basque Country, Spain.

May 2006 - Apr 2007

Mueller Kneer Associates, London, GB, Architectural Assistant

Design from conception to completion of Interior Design proposal for The Terrace Restaurant, located at Lincoln´s Inn Fields in London. Other tasks involved: Drafting, Specs, Site visits.

Design (RIBA stages A & B) for a community centre (The Exchange) at former Moseley Post Office Building in Moseley, Birmingham. Produced initial scheme design. Attended regular design team meetings.

Asisted on the proposal of a Church in Plaistow, East London (RIBA Stages A to G).Initial scheme design, planning & Building Control submission. Tender package. Attended regular design team and client meetings.

Worked on the proposal for a Youth Shelter in Coleshill, Midlands Contract. Completed in 2004. (RIBA Stages D to H). Design development of early scheme for shelter structure.Production information for construction. Specififications.

Worked on an interior fit-out proposal for a restaurant in a former cotton warehouse. (RIBA Stages A to L)
Attended client and design team meetings. Developed initial scheme design, production information for construction, interior details. Site supervision. Featured in special issue of AJ magazine: AJ / Corus 40 under 40. Featured in BD magazine, article “Gimme Shelters” (07.07.06)

Jun 2003 - Apr 2006


London Metropolitan University, London, GB, Examination in Professional Practice (RIBA III)

The course is designed to ensure high standards in the professional practice of architecture and to give you the opportunity to extend your area of competence. It focuses on the design process but tempers this concern with the knowledge and experience needed for ideas to become reality in a way that is ethical, economical, efficient and legal. Students are recruited from a wide range of design professions in the construction industry, and the teaching will examine critical events in your own work experience, that of other course members and of the profession at large. The course will also encourage you to feel confident with higher levels of professional responsibility.

Sep 2005 - Mar 2006
Sep 1999 - Sep 2000

Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, VE, Architecture

Sep 1991 - Nov 1998

Areas of Specialization