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GABRIEL

RIVERO DESIGNER & ENTREPRENEUR

Since graduating from the University of Arizona’s College of Architecture, my path in life took me to places I could not have imagined. This is a collection of select projects I’ve had the good fortune to be a part of.

design portfolio RESIDENTIAL INSTITUTIONAL COMMERCIAL STUDENT WORK


875 W.181st ST APARTMENT RESIDENTIAL 800sf apartment needed a complete gut renovation with a new bathroom, kitchen and living room. Custom cabinetry throughout including partition wall creating a gallery entryway and enclosed workspace off the living room. Plans and cabinet shop drawings created in AutoCAD, 3D model created in SketchUp. Bin Weng, AIA

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111 E.85th ST APARTMENT RESIDENTIAL 1200sf apartment project entailed cosmetic upgrades, accent lighting, new closets and custom built-in cabinetry. New doors and a warmer color palette give the apartment a brighter more open look. Plans and cabinet shop drawings created in AutoCAD. Bin Weng, AIA

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875 W.181st ST LOFT RESIDENTIAL 900sf loft apartment required kitchen relocated, new flooring, custom cabinets and upgraded lighting. In addition a new wall creates a new private room to be used as guest room. Currently under construction. Bin Weng, AIA Plans and cabinet shop drawings in AutoCAD, model created in SketchUp and rendered in vRay.

Background: Rendering of final design. Bottom: Rendering from entry view. Right Corner: Plan and Elevation.

Existing conditions.

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SOCCER SHOP COMMERCIAL 1700sf interior remodel for a soccer store. Custom wall fixtures designed to separate footwear and apparel product by category. Model generated in SketchUp based off plans drawn in AutoCAD. Renderings done in vRay for SketchUp.

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STUDENT UNION PURCHASE COLLEGE INSTITUTIONAL This was a project I worked on during the initial phase of a proposed design for a Student Union at SUNY Purchase College. Model was built in AutoCAD and imported to 3D Studio Max for rendering.

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APARTMENT JERSEY CITY RESIDENTIAL Model and rendering of a proposed apartment remodel included upgrades to kitchen cabinets and flooring. Model built in SketchUp, rendered in VRay.

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RIDGEWOOD BUSHWICK YOUTH CENTER INSTITUTIONAL Model I created while working at Hom + Goldman Architects in March of 2000. Created in AutoCAD and then exported to 3D Studio Max for rendering.

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PRELIMINARY RENDERINGS INSTITUTIONAL These are some of the quick renderings I created while at Hom + Goldman Architects using 3D wireframe models generated in AutoCAD. Various projects required quick renderings for either feasibility studies or initial design mock ups.

Preliminary Interior Perspective of Flushing Meadows Aquatic Center

Interior perspective of theater at Marvin Center

Elevation of SUNY Binghamton Student Union

Elevation of Marvin Center at George Washington University for brochure.

Preliminary Interior perspective at Fashion Institute of Technology


POETRY CENTER STUDENT WORK The idea behind this exercise was find design inspiration from abstract forms. The final design would be a composite of three images: an organic image, an image of machinery, and a grid. I first traced the images using ink on mylar, then layered those drawings to create a composite. Once the composite drawing was completed, the next step was to translate that into a three dimensional abstract model in wood. This allowed me to explore space in the abstract forms. Using this model as a guide, I then adapted the forms to a design program that was developed for a Poetry Center on the campus of the University of Arizona.

Right: Drawings showing three images and final composite drawing (lower right). Below: Wood model used to interpret composite drawing as a 3 dimensional abstraction.

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POETRY CENTER STUDENT WORK

Design requirements included an intimate performance center, a library, classrooms, and outdoor spaces for students to use when writing. Above: Floor plan and section of final design. Right and Below: Final design model.

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SOCCER STADIUM CONCEPT STUDENT WORK The proposal for this design was to address two aspects where architecture has a crucial influence in soccer stadiums throughout South America. The first is crowd control, and the second is enhancing the atmosphere. Proposed stadium would replace the national stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Key concept in crowd control was to keep opposing fans, who are normally segregated once inside, from mixing in the surrounding area. Access ramps would divide crowd directly into the points of entry for each group. The atmosphere of soccer games in Argentina is truly magnificent. To enhance this I offered a tilted roof as well as lopsided configuration of the seating in order to contain sound. The idea is that the away fans area at one end of the field would seem to have the rest of the stadium rising up and “falling� toward them.

Right: Exploded isometric. Below: Original stadium plan next to proposed lopsided arrangement. Lower corner: Newspaper map explaining fan segregation on the neighborhood streets.

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SOCCER STADIUM CONCEPT STUDENT WORK

Right: Wireframe plan view. Below: Models rendered in 3D Studio Max.

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RENDERINGS STUDENT WORK

Design Communication is one of the focal points of the education at the University of Arizona, College of Architecture. These are some of the renderings I produced for various projects.

Right: Perspective and plan. Colored pencil and water-color on art board. Below Left: Design for low income housing in proposed sustainable community. Marker and ink pen on bond. Below Right: Elevations, plan and perspective of a home. Pencil on vellum.

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MODELS STUDENT WORK Physical and computer models are integral to design communication. These are models used for design and presentation phases. Right: Structural model demonstrating framing construction. Below Left: Community center for planned development in Tucson created in 3D Studio r4. Below Right: Preliminary design mock up of entrance for a hotel design. Bottom Row: 3D Studio MAX rendering of design for a Visitor Center at the Biosphere 2.

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Design Portfolio