I’m a qualified architect since 2006, with seven years of experience in environmental architecture and energy efficiency consultancy and research, and three years of experience in commercial architecture. I hold a Master od Architecture degree in Environmental Design, with focus on an integrated, holistic approach. I possess strong skills on building energy and comfort performance evaluation.

Architecture & Consultancy
 

Architect & Environmental Design Consultant at 'Estudio DIAV'
www.diav.cl (references: Pablo Sills & Paulina Villalobos)

2011 - present

As an ​Architect, Environmental Design and Energy Efficiency Consultant, I've had hands-on experience assisting all types of architectural projects, for both public and private sectors, refining architectural design for better performing, more comfortable buildings, and optimising initial investment costs. I've taken part in early design stages of new constructions, and retrofit projects. We focus on holistic design solutions to improve interior conditions, while remaining faithful to initial conceptual design. 

My tasks have included: microclimate analysis, shading simulation and analysis, daylighting and visual comfort studies, thermal simulations, and data analysis, natural ventilation studies, CFD studies for indoor spaces, passive and active environmental strategies integration, PoE evaluation studies and monitoring, building envelope optimization (solar and thermal control), clients assistance, liaison and coordination with other building specialists.

 

Architectural Research Assistant to EDUCATE Project
www.educate-sustainability.eu (reference: Sergio Altomonte)

​July 2010 to June 2011

​Responsible for partial creation and development of database topics. Editor and coordinator for all topics in online database. Partly responsible for coordination between project partners and the public dissemination of project and database in international seminars.

 

Energy Consultant

​September 2010 - December 2010

Provided energy consultancy for SCiNET project, on behalf of the University of Nottingham. Thermal modelling of dwellings before and after retrofit. Preparation of material to be passed on for later use in the project.

 

Energy Consultant

​April 2009 - December 2010

Provided energy consultancy for the experimental dwelling presented by the University of Nottingham to the 'Solar Decathlon Europe 2010' competition. Production of environmental reports and integration of cooling systems.

 

Assistant Tutor

September 2009 - May 2010

Academic assistance for 'Environmental Design', a 5th year Architecture Diploma and Postgraduate module run by the University of Nottingham, Department of the Built Environment.

 

Research Associate for PHDC Project
www.phdc.eu (reference: Bian Ford)

August 2009 - May 2010

EC supported effort, run by the University of Nottingham

In charge of producing final project publication (The Architecture and Engineering of Downdraught Cooling: A Design Source Book), and translation into Spanish. Review for simulation software. Graphic production in preparation for Symposia in several locations around the world. Coordination with international partners for production of symposium in London.

 

Designer Architect at 'Jaime Vargas Arquitectos LTDA'
(reference: Jaime Vargas)

February 2006 - August 2008

Design work on master plans for commercial shopping centres, and facade design. Charged as replacement project manager for an 80,000m2 commercial building. In charge of coordination for minor projects during construction stage. In charge of coordination with partner practices in Peru and the United States. Assigned to graphical presentation production for clients, investors, city halls, and other submissions.

Software Skills

Environmental Assessment

Autodesk Ecotect

Radiance

Design Builder

EDSL TAS

 

Architectural

AutoCAD

Revit Architecture

 

Other

Microsoft Office Tools

Adobe Suite

 

LEED Green Associate

Languages

Spanish

English

Talks &

Presentations

Guest Speaker:
Casa Fenix, Solar Decathlon and Effective Sustainability.
@ Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. School of Economics
(reference: Alejandra Cabezas)
9th August 2014

Open to Open to ‘Social Marketing and Business Social Responsibility’ Diploma course students.

 

Main Speaker

The Structure and Development of the EDUCATE Project.

@ Federico Santa María University. Department of Architecture (reference: Nina Hormazabal)

7th May 2013

Open to academics and post-graduate students.

 

Guest Speaker
EDUCATE Project Worksop: Structure and Content of the Knowledge Base.
@ SAMA, University of Seville (reference: Sergio Altomonte)
20th January 2011

Open to academics, post-graduate students and international project partners.

Other
 

Events Producer at 'PIPA'
self-employed

February 2003 - December 2003

Self-employed at 'PIPA' for the production and support of social events. Coordination and catering.

 

Lead Singer for 'Monosonicos'

September 2008 - July 2011

Lead singer in afro-latin band 'Monosonicos', in the Nottingham area.

'Price & Myers Award'

for Best March Environmental Design Student 2008-2009, University of Nottingham

 
AA School of Architecture Exhibit

Project work on 'Museum of Architecture in Beijing' chosen for exhibit (AA School for Architecture, January 2009).

 

CHILEDUCA National Architectural Students Competition

Second Place with 'Sustainable Rural School in Paihuano, Coquimbo Region, Chile' 2003. Ministry of Education, UNESCO / IV Architecture Students National Competition.

 

Achievements
Education
University of Nottingham. MArch Environmental Design (Distinction)
Department of Architecture and the the Built Environment
September 2008 - September 2009

Design based course focused on environmental issues in design. Main focus on holistic strategies and use of simulation tools for project assessment.

 

University of Chile. Architect

Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism (RIBA Accredited Part II)

March  1999 - January 2006

BArch (2003), Diploma (2004), final licensed Architect degree (2006).

Theoretical and practical education focused on architectural design, history, theory, urbanism. Special focus on structural analysis, construction management, and design software skills. - In Chile, equivalent to PART III (UK)