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Education
Master - Wood Architecture 2024 (IP)

YACademy and Klimahouse Wood Architecture Academy

Bologna, Italy

Master of Architecture (M. Arch)  2023

Falmouth University (2021-23)

Cornwall, United Kingdom


University of Washington College of Built Environments 2018
Seattle WA, United States

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 2016
Pre-Architecture and Sustainability & Studio Art
St. Olaf College 
Northfield MN, United States

International Baccalaureate 2012
United World College of South East Asia
Singapore, Singapore

Bachillerato en Ciencias y Letras 2010
C.E.R. Benito Juárez
Guatemala, Guatemala

 

Certificates

Topography Diploma 2021
KINAL, Guatemala

Revit Architecture & BIM Modeling 2021
KINAL, Guatemala

BIM: From Sketch to Digital Twin 2021
St. Petersburg Polytechnic University 
(coursera.org)

COVID-19 in Slums & Informal Settlements: Guidelines & Responses 2021
MIT (remotely - edX.org)

Circular Economy for a Sustainable Built Environment 2021
TU Delft (remotely - edX.org)

Experience

CASSA Guatemala

Architectural Designer | Guatemala City  

03/2021 - 

•  Design and aid in concept development for the first fully sustainable community in Guatemala of 20 residential houses
•  Conduct site visits with Principal Architect for client reports
•  Create construction drawings of scheduled projects for client building permit approval
•  Engage in professional training to develop deep insight into the use of bamboo as the main construction material
•  Adhere to sustainable material standards, clean water systems, photovoltaic solar energy, and integral sanitation systems

NBBJ  

Architectural Intern | Seattle WA, US
06/2018 - 09/2018

•  Created deliverables and zone physical model collaborating with WNRS Studio, LMN, and ZGF firms during the Microsoft Corporation HQ campus extension project 
•  Performed LEED compliance revisions in the construction phase of the first high-rise residential building in the University District area in Seattle, WA

 

Explo , Wellesley College  

Commercial and Residential Architecture Instructor, 3D Modeling Instructor, and Residential Advisor | Boston, US
Summer ‘16 & ‘17
•  Designed a detailed six-week curriculum tailored to middle school students
•  Supervised and provided a safe and optimal environment to 22 residential students
•  Led off-campus trips and facilitated discussion groups among student groups 

STUDENT WORK SAMPLES

 

Greenvale School

Art & 3D Modeling Instructor | Northfield MN, US
10/2016 - 06/2017
•  Created, planned, and executed weekly art activities for the Art Community School Programming for K-5 students

IxStyle

Web Designer (remote) | New York NY, US    
10/2016 - 06/2017
•  Created designs based on Guatemalan traditional patterns for IxStyle products
•  Regulated the official website and curated images in the digital channel

 

St. Olaf Dept. of Art and History Architecture

TA | Northfield MN, US
10/2016 - 06/2017
•  Worked with five architects to strengthen the technical skills of students 
•  Develop class curriculum and provided individual tutoring for drafting

 

Awards and Achievements

AAUW International Fellowship, 2019

C. Harold Wirum Scholarship, 2018


Marga Rose Hancock Scholarship, 2018

“Más Allá del Deber,” 2017
By the Major of Guatemala Álvaro Arzú 
Leadership in design initiatives

 

CGI U Scholarship 2016 

Davis UWC Scholarship, 2012
 
UWC Scholarship, 2010

Violinist National selected for JOCCA Orchestra, 2009

Independent Study and Research

IS/RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURE, 01/2016 - 05/2016

St. Olaf College: Northfield MN 

Independent study aimed to build a learning platform to acquire the knowledge and understanding of the acting forces behind both residential and commercial architectural designs, including core questions such as people’s interaction, form, and function.

 

IR/ARCHITECTURE & BIOMIMETIC DESIGN, 09/2015 - 12/2015

St. Olaf College: Northfield MN      

Independent research exploring the way nature's strategies are applied to architecture, the general concept of biomimicry and its role as a solution to adaptation and structural challenges.

 

Shows
Wunderkammer, 2023 (in collaboration with artist Tom Kaniok)
Portable cabinets made for exhibition presented by artist Tom Kaniok in care homes across the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall
Funded by Arts Council England and FEAST
Wolf Rock and the Runnel Stone, 2023 (in collaboration with Artist Tom Kaniok)
NCI Lookout Station, Gwennap Head, Cornwall
ACE funded exhibition
 
St. Olaf Juried Show2014

St. Olaf College: Northfield MN

St. Olaf Senior Art Show, 2016

St. Olaf College: Northfield MN

Other Experience

Classically trained violinist


Proyecto Tololoche, Guatemala City, 2019-2021 
Violinist Musical trio of violin, double-bass, and Mesoamerican Mayan instruments

 

St. Olaf Orchestra, Minnesota, US, 2012-16    

UWCSEA Orchestra, Singapore, SG, 2010-12   

 

JOCCA, Panama City, Panama, 2010 

University of Maine Musical Exchange, Maine, US, 2009

Orquesta Juvenil Municipal, Guatemala City, 2006-10

Academic Travel

 
 
 
 
 
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