Archetexture

About

I am very passionate about computational design. I spend most of my free time developing small projects to improve both my design and technical skills. I want to contribute to the emergent digital and fabrication culture in architecture. I find all the technologies that are available to push design forward truly fascinating.

I have worked in a highly challenging and creative computational design environment, where I learned how to code and developed skills with robotic fabrication. My thesis project explored the design opportunities of an airborne tensile construction informed by a swarm of semi-autonomous drones. I built a very complex and exciting generative design program to demonstrate the design opportunities based on real material and fabrication constraints. The program was able to generate various design iterations based on different inputs.

I possess great technical skills working with different softwares and switching between them to exploit their potential. There’s no perfect program that does it all… at least not yet. The most important lesson I learned from coding is that although there’s still much to learn, the key to success is problem solving.

Education

  • AA School of Architecture - London, United KingdomSep 2013 - Jan 2015

    Master of Architecture and Urbanism (AADRL)

  • University of Waterloo - Cambridge, CanadaSep 2008 - Aug 2013

    Honours Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Co-op

  • Peruvian University of Applied Sciences UPC - Lima, PeruMar 2006 - Apr 2008

    Architectural Studies, Top 10%

Work Experience

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology - Newark, USAJan 2020 - Present

    Adjunct Faculty

  • City College of NY - NYC, USAAug 2019 - Present

    Adjunct Faculty

  • New York Institute of Technology - NYC, USAAug 2018 - Present

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Design Republic - NYC, USAFeb 2017 - Oct 2019

    Associate Project Architect

  • Design Morphine - NYC, USAJan 2017 - Present

    Member

  • Fogarty Finger Architecture Interiors - NYC, USAApr 2015 - Feb 2017

    Junior Architect

  • ecoLogicStudio - London, UKFeb 2013 - Apr 2013

    Architectural Intern

  • HLW International LPP - NYC, USAJan 2012 - Aug 2012

    Architectural Intern

  • Kasian Architecture Interior Design & Planning - Toronto, CanadaMay 2011 - Aug 2011

    Designer Student

  • Diamond and Schmitt Architects - Toronto, CanadaSep 2010 - Dec 2010

    Architectural Student

  • Sturgess Architecture - Calgary, CanadaJan 2010 - Apr 2010

    Architectural Assistant

  • Dédalo Arts & Crafts Gallery, Indigo Art Gallery - Lima, PeruFeb 2008 - Apr 2008

    Independent Artist

Publications

  • ARKINKA: Revista de Arquitectura, Diseno y ConstruccionDec 2018

  • AD Magazine Parametricism 2.0: Rethinking Architecture’s Agenda for the 21st CenturyApr 2016

  • archDailySep 2015

  • suckerPUNCHMar 2015

  • Naturaliser l'architectureSept 2013

Lectures

  • AIA New York State - NYC, USAJul 14, 2020

    AIA New York Chapter

  • AIA New York State - NYC, USAJun 16, 2020

    AIA New York Chapter

  • Design Morphine Streams V2.0 - OnlineMar 8, 2020

    Online Webinar

  • Dynamic Mutations - Boston, USAJan 2020

    Harvard GSD

  • Automation in Design - Design by Automation - NYC, USAApr 17, 2019

    New York Institute of Technology

  • Dynamic Mutations - Boston, USAJan 2019

    Harvard GSD

  • Annual Emerging Professionals Event - New Jersey, USAOct 18 2018

    AIA New Jersey Chapter

  • FABLAB City Summit - Paris, FranceJuly 13 2018

    FABLAB

  • Emerging Design Methodologies - NYC, USAFeb 20, 2018

    AIA Brooklyn Chapter

  • Jump Into VR Fest - NYC, USASep 17, 2017

    Jump Into the Light

Exhibitions

  • MetaFolly PavillionNew Orleans, France

    permanent collection for the Frac Center

  • Hortus-ParisParis, France

    interactive-living installation for EDF Foundation

  • Thesis Project - Phase 1London, UK

    exhibited at the Front Gallery of the Architectural Association

  • Final Design ProjectCambridge, Canada

    selected for annual exhibition at Cambridge Galleries

  • Art ProjectLondon, Canada

    Showcase at The Arts Project Gallery

  • Art ProjectToronto, Canada

    Showcase at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery

  • Final Design ProjectCambridge, Canada

    Selected for annual exhibition at Cambridge Galleries

  • Design ProjectLima, Peru

    Selected for National Architectural Contest

Skills

  • Strong design skills and extensive artistic ability
  • Fast learner and strong creative writing skills
  • International experience - UK, USA, Canada, Peru
  • Excellent communication skills, bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Graphics: Adobe Suite: [ Ae, Ai, Ps, Id, Pr ]
  • Programming: Processing(Generative Design), Rhino + Python
  • Modeling: Autodesk [Maya, 3DSMax, AutoCAD, Revit], Rhino + grasshopper, V-Ray