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L A N G U AG E S Spanish | Native Speaker English | Proficient Italian | Moderate S K I L LS Excellent oral & written communicational skills Amazing collaboration skills Ability to manage multiple projects which may be in varying stages of design or implementation Proactive, Energetic and Organized individual Time management ability and capable of working under pressure to achieve deadlines Consistent and reliable

N AT I ON A LY Italian American Venezuelan SOFT WA RE S K I L LS Autocad 2D Revit Rhinoceros 3D Keyshot Vray

Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Adobe Premiere MS-Office H ON O RS

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Golden Key International Honour Society RE FE RE N CE S Nataniel Fuster | +1(787) 460-5403 Edgardo Perez | +1(787) 405-2823

90 Gough Walk, E14 6HR, London, UK

OB JE C T IV ES Work in an environment where I can put my designing skills to good use and expand my professional growth, developing cutting-edge and innovative projects addressing the relevant challenges of our time and shaping the built environment for future generations. WORK EX P ER IENC E ARCHITECT IN TRAINING Edgardo Perez Architects & Associates | San Juan, Puerto Rico | 2017 - 2018 Development of architectural projects with diverse programs from schematic design to the elaboration of construction documents and construction permits with under supervision of the principal architect. Site visits, client meetings, as-builts and consultant coordination were also part of the responsibilities.

ARCHITECTECTURAL ASSOCIATE The Morgan Reed Group | San Juan, Puerto Rico | 2016 - 2017 Design projects that included the retrofitting of abandoned properties as well as the production of historic preservation documents of protected structures of cultural relevance. Preparation of as-builts and the design of a suitable program for the buildings.

TEACHING ASSISTANT University of Puerto Rico, School of Architecture | San Juan, Puerto Rico | 2015 - 2016 Assisted on investigations as well as on the preparation of the academic material. Other responsibilities included, teaching courses as a replacement of the main tutor, grading exams and teaching especial tutorials as requested by the students.

ARCHITECTURAL INTERN Fuster Architects | San Juan, Puerto Rico | 2013 - 2015 Schematic design of a variety of projects under the supervision of the principal architect. Preparation of 3D models, renders, schematic drawings, physical models and the production of design development drawings.

E D U CAT ION Graduate MArch Urban Design

The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL |London, United Kingdom | 2018 -2019

Master of Architecture

University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus | San Juan, Puerto Rico | 2014 - 2016 [GPA: 3.89/4.00]

Undergraduate Bachelor in Environmental Design

University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus | San Juan, Puerto Rico | 2009 - 2014 [GPA: 3.7/4.00]

Summer Program Elisava School of Design | Barcelona, Spain | 2012

High School High School Diploma

Centro Educativo Superior Vocacional | San Juan, Puerto Rico | 2009

Academic Year Abroad

EF International Language Schools | Manchester, United Kingdom | 2008

Bachelor of Science (High School)

Colegio Santo Tomas de Villanueva | Caracas, Venezuela | 2002-2007

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Port and Strom Surge Defence Mechanism Devon, England, United Kingdom

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Piedras Memor y M us eum

Multiple Urban and Architectural Programs San Juan, Puerto Rico

0 3 Tomato

Research Institute

Multiple Architectural Programs Salinas, Puerto Rico

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Ex per ience Project s

Ecumenical Chapel San Juan, Puerto Rico

5.1 Therapeutic Rehabilitation Center Office: FUSTER + Architects

5.215 3 -155


Luna Guesthous e

Guesthouse and Restoration Project Office: The Morgan Reed Group


S alvator is Audito r ium

Auditorium Office: Edgardo Perez Architects & Assc.

TidalPort Port and Strom Surge Defence Mechanism Collaborative Project Studio Advisor: Maj Plemenitas Location: Devon, England, United Kingdom

This project was a research conducted during my Urban Design master in the Bartlett School of Architecture. The research started with a study on fractals as self-similar multi-scale systems from it we moved on to designing our own constituents and the aggregation process. At this point we also develop a variety of programs for the different constituents that were design to address a single objective. Nevertheless, when the constituents aggregate, they form multi-objective components that form the core of our project. As such, within each constituent we embedded a specific behavior that is trigger when in contact with water. Some of the behaviors come from the porosity design into the constituents, but some others come from the material selected through our design research that when in contact with water behave in diverse ways.

In this way, the smallest constituent in our proposal is the grain of sand which informs with its behavior the temporal and spatial characteristics of larger architectural and territorial scales. Therefore, the system has been designed to re-direct the water and inform the sediment deposition with the use of the geometry assigned to every piece. The structure, is therefore, able to change its programmatic qualities depending on the weather conditions. When the weather is at its worst the system will close up and act as a barrier for the upcoming flooding tides. As the weather improves the system opens up and lets the water run its natural course and allowing sailing into it. As such, the system becomes responsive not only to the weather conditions but also to the tidal changes resulting in an ever-changing state.

With this behavior in mind we proposed a system that acts as both a mechanism for floating prevention but also as a port. As a result, we created an infrastructural piece that is able to cater the necessary objectives set by other floating prevention and land reclamation solutions, but that at the same time does not disrupts the local environment and communities.


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Aggregation Process As the constituents aggregate, they contain within themselves the temporal, spatial and developmental behavior of the prior scale or aggregation









Aggregation Process Sand Model Elevation

Aggregation Process Sand Model Top View


Top View On this drawing it can be seen the insight program and behavior of each constituent


Material Cycle The sand taken from the site returns to the site through the process of erosion

Material Research Different sands where tested and embedded into the constituents to inform the behavior of each of them when in contact with water

Right: Constituent transforming as it comes in contact with the metamorphic forces of water




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Controlled Sedimentation Experiments The proposal informs the spatial and temporal states at the territorial scale and where sediment deposition takes place Left:

Water Redirection Simulations The project is able to archive so through the permeability and porosity of the structure generating controlled water conditions


Proposed Port Top View

Proposed Port Elevation


Proposed Port Model


Temporal States at the Territorial Scale The proposal changes its programmatic qualities depending on the weather conditions. When the weather is at its worst the system will close up and act as a barrier for the upcoming flooding tides. As the weather improves the system opens up and lets the water run its natural course allowing to sailing into it


Top View of the Porposed Port


Río Piedras Memor y Museum Multiple Urban and Architectural Programs Individual Project Thesis Advisor: Ma. Magdalena Campo Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico The role of collective memory and its impact as a tool for architectural design, is the title of my thesis project, which culminated on the conceptualization of a memory museum for Río Piedras. The intention behind this memory museum is to create a place where the people of Río Piedras can preserved their memory as a community and to stimulate the creation of new memories around this public space which would later spawn a sense of attachment.

The museum is also accompanied by a new promenade, a cinema a theatre building, several memorials dedicated to important events that occur within the area, a student residence and an office building. The research started with a study grounded on the collective memory theory of the French philosopher Maurice Halbwachs, specially the relationship between space and memory. Therefore, the proposal of a promenade in sync with the location of several memorials within the promenade has the intention of creating a framework that will allow the residents of RĂ­o Piedras to inherit and continue sharing the memory of the city. To support the promenade a memory museum has been proposed. The museum itself will contain three different memorials that play homage to the most important events of the history of RĂ­o Piedras. (The Rebellion of Slaves of 1821, events of social violence and the Humberto Vidal Explosion)

The first floor of the museum will have a restaurant and an auditorium that will also act as a continuation of the square in front of it inviting the visitor to walk into the rest of the project. The second and third floor will host the museum exhibitions dedicated to the folklore of the city and to accommodate temporary exhibitions curated by the inhabitants of RĂ­o Piedras. The fourth floor will contain a public library and the rooftop of the building will act as an observation deck with a roof garden resembling a map of the city with the places were the most important events of the history of the area had happened marked on it.

Río Piedras Memory Museum

RĂ­o Piedras Memory Museum

Top: Sequence of street sections and partial floor plans of the proposed promenade. Showing the varying conditions and extend of the project. Left:

Site Plan

Río Piedras Memory Museum

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First Floor Plan Upper Right:

Second Floor Plan Lower Left:

Third Floor Plan Lower Right:

Rooftop Floof Plan

Museum Interiors

RĂ­o Piedras Memory Museum

Basement Floor Plan

Humberto Vidal Explosion Memorial

Río Piedras Memory Museum

Section a-a

Section b-b

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Section d-d

RĂ­o Piedras Memory Museum

Potable Water System Diagram

A/C System Diagram

Sprinklers System Diagram

Wall Section

Electric System Diagram

To m a t o R e s e a r c h I n s t i t u t e Multiple Architectural Programs Individual Project Studio Advisor: Brigida Hogan and Federico Bares Location: Salinas, Puerto Rico After an analysis of the food market in Puerto Rico, we concluded that the tomato is the most consumed vegetable on the island. But 60% of the tomatoes in the Puerto Rican market were grown in foreign territories. Knowing that if all the tomatoes bought were cultivated in the Puerto Rico the economy would retain two million dollars a year. The Tomato Research Institute was conceptualized in order to storage seeds and grown tomatoes to be later distributed around the island.

The Institute also has the mission of educating the Puerto Rican farmers and population. Equipped with a themed restaurant, a museum and a store dedicated to tomato products it is set to become a tourist attraction in the Salinas town, on the southern half of the island. The lack of arable space in the island makes greenhouses a viable option for the growths of tomatoes since they need less space in a climate-controlled area, not only that but the productivity of certain types of tomato plants are improve under greenhouses producing the fruit throughout most of the year. Nevertheless, after studding previous cases of the use of greenhouses, like in the Spanish town of Almeria where 26,000 acres are entirely covered with greenhouses causing damages to the local climate and ecosystem. Concerns aroused about the potential detrimental effects in the area. The solution for this problem was to create a series of buffer areas between the different greenhouses

and to shorten the edges of the green houses generating green areas to be planted by citrus trees, in that way mitigating the effects of the greenhouses installed. The main building sits in the middle of the two highest points in the site. Its form comes not only as a note to the horizontal shape of the greenhouses surrounding it, but also as a design solution to the irrigation requirements which would mean the construction of two cistern tank that would disrupt the landscape. Instead the rooftop building will act as the main container of the water needed for the irrigation of the greenhouses.

Tomato Research Institute

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Diagram showing the landscape design strat- Section f-f egy. To solve the issue of covering the whole area with greenhouses it was proposed the creation of buffer zones between the greenhouses that are going to be populated with citrus trees to counter the negatives effect of the greenhouses. Section g-g

Tomato Research Institute

First Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan


Diagram showing the main design intentions. The main building replaces the water tanks necessary for the irrigation inside the greenhouses. As such, a structure is proposed that goes in accordance with the landscape as it lays as a bridge between the two highest points on the site. The building then will storage the water necessary for irrigation on its roof. Later, patios are proposed to improve natural illumination on the first floor.

Roof Plan

Longitudinal Section

Tomato Research Institute

Laboratories Interiors

Patio Interiors

Tomato Research Institute

Potable Water System Diagram

A/C System Diagram

Sprinklers System Diagram

Wall Section

Electric System Diagram

Light Chapel Ecumenical Chapel Individual Project Studio Advisor: Nataniel Fuster Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Frequently religions are our answer to death and the afterlife. As a result, this ecumenical chapel was design as an underground space. To emphasize the lack denomination within the chapel the design takes advantage of recurring symbology found across different religions. Such symbols like the labyrinth, water and ruins were selected. The selected symbology was used to define the spatial sequence as well as elements that reinforce the phenomenology of each space. Specially, the association of religions to ruins was key, in the decision of the material chosen for the chapel. As such, concrete was chosen as it ages with a patina that gives the structure a ruin like feeling.

Light Chapel


Longitudinal Section Bottom:

Floof Plan

Site Floor Plan

Light Chapel

Sequence of cross-sections Upper Left: Section a-a Upper Right: Section b-b Lower Left: Section c-c Lower Right: Section d-d

Interior Render

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Therapeutic Pools for La Esperanza School Rehabilitation Center Office: FUSTER + Architects Supervising Architect: Nathaniel Fuster Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico Responsibilities: Development of Schematic Design

Text description provided by the architects. The Pools are designed as a therapeutic facility for use by children with physical disabilities between the ages of 5 and 16 years. The facilities are open to the public but will be used primarily by students of La Esperanza School. The protagonists of the space are the light and the sky. One of the most important intentions of the project was to create a unique space where natural light constantly transforms the atmosphere inside; creating a direct connection between the user and nature and facilitating the healing process. Every pool is treated as a courtyard; a prototypical Puerto Rican design element rooted in the colonial and vernacular architectures of the island. From within the pools the ceiling apertures with their tall cylindrical parapets frame the sky generating a direct relationship between users and the celestial sphere. This is important because children receive therapies while floating on their backs.

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© Jaime Navarro FUSTER + Architects

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ŠThe Morgan Reed Group

153-155 Luna Guesthouse Guesthouse and Restoration Project Office: The Morgan Reed Group Supervising Architect: Billy Ramirez Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico Responsibilities: As Built and Historic Preservation Documents, Schematic Design and Developt Construction Drawings

This project consisted on the conversion of a former office building into a guesthouse destined to be used as an Airbnb. The major challenge that this project presented was on the historic preservation of the building, as it stands in the protected within a National Historic Landmark District and protected by the United States National Park Service. As such, a series of drawings were created in order to restore and preserve the structure as it was transformed to host its new program.

Work Experience Projects

©The Morgan Reed Group

©The Morgan Reed Group

©The Morgan Reed Group

ŠEdgardo Perez Architects & Assc.

Master Salvatoris Auditorium Auditorium Office: Edgardo Perez Architects & Assc. Supervising Architect: Edgardo Perez Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico Responsibilities: Developt Construction Drawings

Text description provided by the architects. The proposed auditorium has a capacity for 800 people and an approximate size of 12.500 sqft. The auditorium is located next to the existing building of the Mater Salvatoris School coinciding with the fourth level of the existing structure. As such, the proposed building creates a roofed plaza underneath the auditorium that will be utilized as a training facility for the cheerleading team of the school. The vestibule and pre-function areas are an open roofed area next to the auditorium in the fourth floor.

Work Experience Projects

©Edgardo Perez Architects & Assc.

©Edgardo Perez Architects & Assc.

©Edgardo Perez Architects & Assc.

©Edgardo Perez Architects & Assc.

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Mario Santaniello Maestre Portfolio  

Architecture portfolio including works from the Bartlett School of Architecture, the University of Puerto Rico and professional experience p...

Mario Santaniello Maestre Portfolio  

Architecture portfolio including works from the Bartlett School of Architecture, the University of Puerto Rico and professional experience p...