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Verรณnica Rosado


VerĂłnica Rosado Education

PennDesign - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Master of Architecture I and Master of City Planning (Smart Cities) candidate for 2022 University of Puerto Rico, RĂ­o Piedras BA - Environmental Design - Magna Cum Laude (2012-2017) Minor - Audiovisual Communications (2015-2017)

FX Collaborative | New York Architecture Externship - Barnard College Master Plan book

January - May 2017

March - Oct 2016

August - Dec 2016

- Covenant House construction documentation

Muuaaa Design Studio | Puerto Rico Architectural Designer - interior design for retail and small business

- design research and development - small construction projects supervising and management - brandscaping, graphics for interior spaces

- logo design, content design, digital marketing campaigns - web design (front end), WebApp design wireframes

Trueface.Ai | Puerto Rico Graphic designer - videography, photography

Rossi Lugo Architects | Puerto Rico AXP Internship - Project documentation of Residential Building

December 2015

787-506-5690 vrosado@design.upenn.edu vcrosadoperez@gmail.com + English + Spanish

Experience January 2020

330N Wiota Street, Philadelphia, PA

- Mobiliary and Vegetation Research for a Public Park - Schematic Design for Residential Renovation

Proficiencies + Rhinoceros & + VRay Renderer + Keyshot + Grasshopper + AutoCAD + Revit (medium level) + Adobe Creative Cloud Suite Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Premiere Pro After Effects + Office 360 + Python (basic level) + Arduino + Laser Cutting + 3D Printing

N.formation Studio | Puerto Rico Competition: Bamiyan Cultural Center UNESCO

Academic / Extracurricular Work Fall 2019

Teaching Assistant to Prof. Lindsay Falck Case Studies Technology Course, at the Weitzman School of Design

Fall 2019

Co-Founder of Speculections Design collaborative for speculative work in design discourse

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

Laser Cutter Operator Fabrication Lab at the Weitzmann School of Design

Spring 2019

Rental Vouchers and Waitlists: Barriers and Impacts on Neighborhood Access & Household Welfare Research Assistant, Professor Vincent Reina, University of Pennsylvania

Fall 2018

Weitzman School of Design Office Assistant at the Architecture Department Work Study: Events, Exhibits and Open House Assistant


Fall 2016

Habitat for Humanity, Puerto Rico (fall 2016) Community Service as part of the AXP Internship Program from the School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico

2015 - 2016

TEDxUPR Design Committee (Graphic Design, stage design and presentation coordination with speakers)

Fall 2017

Hurricane Maria Relief Community Brigades Temporary rehabilitation of an old school in Río Piedras into a disaster relief center for the affected citizens

Study Abroad / Workshops May - June 2019

Apomechanes 2019: Greece Study Abroad Summer Program Art & Multimedia Installation Workshop

June 2015

Summer Abroad: London, Amsterdam, Paris, Belgium, Berlin Documenting architectural languages through hand drawing

May 2015

UPR-Cornell Collaborative Studio : San Juan - New York Adaptive Reuse - Vieques Case Study

July 2014

Architectural Association Visiting School San Juan - Play with your food - Food Design Workshop

Awards / Publications Spring 2019

Will Morris Mehlhorn Prize Weitzman School of Design Awards - Outstanding work in the History and Theory Sequence

Spring 2019

Pressing Matters 2018 Nomination by Eduardo Rega 502 Design Studio Project - Manayunk’s Spatial Decentralizagtion Market

Fall 2018

Sequential Chambers Pavillion Exhibition at the Penn Museum 1 of 6 Selected Pavillions for the Penn Museum Chamber Exhibition

Fall 2018

Second Finalist Penn Museum Archives Design Project Exhibition Nomination of Design Project by Gisela Baurman

Fall 2018

Dean’s Diversity Scholarship at Weitzman School of Design Scholarship Award for outstanding application credentials into the Master of Architecture Program

Fall 2016

IINAS: 4th Undergraduate Convention of Research and Creation Recognition: Best Architectural Design Presentation (Project: Booming With the Younger)

Spring 2016

AIAS Recyclable Fashion Show 8th edition Competition - Group participation (1st prize)

Spring 2014

INforma Architecture Magazine - Universiy of Puerto Rico Ludic object design for Design Fundamentals Studio, Bachelor of Environmental Design

References Miguel Miranda | Co-Founder Muuaaa Design Studio, San Juan-Puerto Rico miguel@muuaaa.com Gisela Baurmann | Co-Founder of BuroNY, New York gisela@burony.com Ben Krone | Founder of Gradient Architecture, Red Hook-New York ben@gradientarch.com


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Content 01 Manayunk’s Socio Spatial Decentralization 02 In Residence [with Water]: Adaptive Reuse at the Gowanus Bay Terminal 03 Automated Museum 04 HOK Design Futures Competition 05 Heritage Harmonies 06 Nomadic Self Short Circuiting

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Manayunk’s Socio Spatial Decentralization Expos | Self Sustainability| Island-voids

Location: Manayunk, PA

Spring 2019

Human and urban health are at the expense of aggressive capital development models that play against the realities and needs of cities and their people. As cities become densely populated, mass production, and global economic and sociopolitical tensions become a threat to human health. Like Herbert Marcuse points out, people are constantly living in an “artificial state of nature” were social, natural and playful interactions are replaced by virtual and artificial interactions. This market proposal, conceived as an “ágora”, is an attempt to deal with this urban and

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Image: View from the platforms to the urban farming and playgrounds

social issue. In this context, health is not only referring to physical treatment of the human body, but to health at the social level, at the urban level, at the mental level. The project is meant to remind people about the importance of health in front of an aggressive capitalist system and media culture that are destroying it. Looking at models of bottom-up and cooperative economies the market attempts to expose people to alternative models of living, working, producing and learning, not completely disregarding capitalist models of consumption but trying to reveal its flaws and proposing potential solutions to tame them.


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Resilience | Decentralization | Cooperativism

Isometric View: System of Roofs, Platforms, and Grounds

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Manayunk’s Socio Spatial Decentralization

Game tactics as Site Analysis Manayunkspoly: Politics of Cooperativism (based on the original Commonspoly Game)

communal housing and modular walls

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Precedent Studies

Mapping Spatial Tactics beyond form


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Resilience | Decentralization | Cooperativism

The Groundroots of the program Actor Network Diagram

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Manayunk’s Socio Spatial Decentralization

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oblique site plan of overall scheme : self-sustainable protocols of integration [energy, food, and water hubs]


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Resilience | Decentralization | Cooperativism

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Manayunk’s Socio Spatial Decentralization

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site plan of platforms & catalog of platforms


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Resilience | Decentralization | Cooperativism

Manayunk’s site is occupied with an integrated scheme. The spatial conditions in this campus-like facility allow for social activations of different levels and for the ad-hoc models of energy, water and food decentralization. Arts and Humanities are addressed as an educational and cultural component. A visiting housing program brings interdisciplinary people to the campus to impact locals through outreach activities. The visiting people are channeled through the universities, the cooperatives, and the grassroots organizations researched on the studio. Energy is integrated as a collaboration between the Energy Coop and the Food Coop. It works as an overall infrastructural implementation that feeds the campus throughout.

(Previous Page) Catalog of Platform Typologies 01 temporary residencies 02 misfit markets 03 classrooms

image: view from the platforms

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In Residency [with Water] Adaptive Reuse at the Gowanus Bay Terminal (GBX)

Location: Red Hook, New York City

Fall 2019

Water, science and art come together to enact ecology oriented domesticities and mixed residency spaces akin to Red Hooks’ roots. This adaptive reuse and housing project, located at the Gowanus Bay Terminal Building (GBX) in Red Hook, comes as an extension of the work of Dustin Yellin’s non profit Pioneer Works and their Ecologies of Transition Roundtable Series, advocating for the intersection of design, science and ecology. These three things become assets meant to strengthen the housing and the residency program of the building. In order to achieve this, I dealt with a continuous element (the

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Image: Perspective from the ground’s public space (North facade)

ribbon) that moves throughout and in-between the silos organizing the space based on openness and enclosure, public and private, shared and intimate environments. The openings throughout the building create a visually shared space that promotes an ambiguous condition between the housing and the workshops, the interior and the exterior; meant to allow for the intersection of different social groups that already coexist in Red Hook: artists, designers, activists, young entrepreneurs, nuclear families. The architectural moves and the conceptual statement then provide flexible spaces for making and exhibiting projects related to water resilience and its relevancy when living on the waterfront.


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Form | Ecology | Reuse

Isometric Drawing/Model: looking at interior spaces and water monument throughout

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In Residency [With Water]

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Image: A night view at domesticity and residency, facade towards water


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Form | Ecology | Reuse

[...] The goal was to intersect the housing program with the work of organizations like Marisa Prefer’s Invisible Labor and Resilient Red Hook, turning the Ecologies of Transition Roundtable Series in physical outcomes that thrive the adoption of policies in favor of long-term urban ecological thinking and conservancy of the Gowanus Canal. Red Hook and its residents have strong ties to water and resilience since they experienced the harsh floods from hurricane Sandy in 2012, so it seems extremely relevant to consider that for a housing and residency project at the GBX. The combination of several open voids became balconies and outdoor workspaces for the residency program, while the spaces and openings happening outside those conglomerated voids became the more intimate balconies and windows for the housing units.

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In Residency [With Water]

relationship of parts

analog model of systems

The “ribbon” defines the ambiguity or determinacy of the spaces as it also makes a monument for water once it reaches the roof and the ground of the building. reflect on architectural moves at a bigger scale. All the openings toward the façade and the interior were determined by this ribbon’s movement and the program distribution inside them.

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aggregation of parts


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Form | Ecology | Reuse

hybrid plan looking at communal level and units distribution accross the building

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In Residency [With Water]

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Long Section: A look into interior activities and architectural complexity.


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Form | Ecology | Reuse

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In Residency [With Water]

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elevation of the complete GBX facility + the project’s intervention


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Form | Ecology | Reuse

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In Residency [With Water]

Residency and Workshop Spaces

Housing units and art walls

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Form | Ecology | Reuse

Looking up from the atrium at the communal level

Residency/Artists typical studio space

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Automated Museum Museum Archives | Art | Penn Museum

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Fall 2018

Any decision made in regards of the storage space must always aim to reduce risk of the collection; minimum deterioration, damage, or loss. As we benefit from computational means to generate form and space, how can archive spaces conceptually benefit from computational technologies and within this integration improve storage management in relation to museum spatial performance? Setting a scenario in the near future, this project explores the life and development of museum archives speculating on how automated infrastructures may improve their maintenance and integration with other spatial typologies such

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Elevation Render

as educational and exhibition spaces. Museum collection storage is a delicate but complex space. It is designed to meet standards of preservation, protection and accessibility; containing, organizing and caring for the collections while they’re in storage. Obviating the idea that technology allows us to collect cultures and histories through virtual realms, I would rather use technology here as an mechanism/medium for physical museum collection storage space. Architecture here is used as an attempt to reconfigure the levels of protection of a typical museum archive, turning them into layers of exposition where there is an “automated scale” and a “human scale” cohabitating, rigorously intersecting or disconnecting each other upon protection needs.


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Digitalism | Computation

Choisy Drawing

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01 Boolean Combination 1 for spatial definition in section 02 Boolean Combination 2 for spatial definition in section 03 Tracings of a tectonic element from the museum and a selected vessel from the museum collection 04 Tracing Iterations 05 Hybridization catalogs between the tectonic element and the museum vessel 06 Tridimensional models generated from hybridizations 07 Boolean models generated from hybridizations

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Design Development Models, Diagrams, Iterations

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Digitalism | Computation

Design Development: Section Diagram

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Automated Museum

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Long Section: looking at overall scheme in context


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Digitalism | Computation

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Automated Museum

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Second Level Floorplan


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Digitalism | Computation

Transversal Sections

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Breathing Heights Friendly Grounds HOK Design Futures Competition

Location: Philadelphia

Spring 2020

Market street has a strong commercial character that invites for mindless consumerism with little recreation and outdoor space activity at the urban to human scale. This project aims to attend the lack of street level life through activating the ground with plazas, small scale stores and temporary vendor spaces that hold a high residential and workspace tower.

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The intention was to turn the ground of the tower into a public space with green walls that democratizes this area of Market Street. With green walls growing higher to bring the entire building into a more human scale.


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Highrise Buildings| Mix use Towers | Green Infrastructures

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Heritage Harmonies Pavillion | Vessels | Penn Museum Installation

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Fall 2018

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An “artifact” is generally defined as a man-made objectwith embedded cultural significance. It is a combination of the word arte, meaning “by skill” and factum which means “to make”. Ancient vessels collect memory, embedded messages that could be unveiled through geometrical analysis or through anthropological and historical associations. They are seen as puzzles of human history, fragments of narratives of our existence. Following the geometrical “radiology” throughout padding and nesting systems of enclosure this is a chamber that resonates inter-

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Pavillion: Zoom In View of the Vessels and the Chambers

connectivity; allowing these artifacs to hold/depend on each other. The chambers along with a stitch-like frame intend to expose the collective value of the artifacts in a holistic context rather than an individual one. A networked collectivity between the artifacts to consequently open dialogues of cutural overlappings and apparent similarities.

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Cultural Embodiment | Nested Sequences

Final Pavillion 1 : 3 scale

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Heritage Harmonies

Fabrication Methods

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Cultural Embodiment | Nested Sequences

Physical Model Zoom In

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Nomadic Self Short Circuiting Retrofitting Vieques’ Military Past through Alternative Tourisms

Location: Vieques, Puerto Rico

Spring 2015

Architecture today takes place in multiple realms and imaginaries. It is either a static object that responds to long term needs, an ephemeral approach that refugees people during natural or political catastrophes, or a collector of data that relocates a series of fluxes setting itself into active testing scenarios, always pushing and pulling forces of real-time data and ever-changing components. This research project was about understanding field conditions in military and touristic terms, being able to translate the complex dynamics of information into transformative architectures that are time based. On the premise that invasion is a hostile act and that all creatures and living beings are exposed to invasive forces, then we can state that military behaviors and

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maneuvers are omnipresent, from the physical and biological world to the virtual existence. One must take as given that every invasive force is non-orientable and orientable as it collects data within a process of adaptation and appropriation. In a sense, architecture here must claim to work as an evolutionary change resulting from open-ended approaches. “…field conditions here imply the acceptance of the real with all its messiness and unpredictability. Treat constraints as opportunities… working with, and not against the site… registering the complexity of the given.” -From Object to Field, Stan Allen


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Ecotourism | Landscape Deployments | Field Conditions

Visual Guide - Pampering Experience Isometric Illustration Mixed media: 3D model, 2D drawing, digital montage

Programme orientation activation Circuit development system

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Nomadic Self Short Circuiting

Sites Activation in Vieques Max view scale of nomadic expedition

LODGING

route distance: 170,796 ft : 52.00 km HIKING

route distance: 100,727 ft: 30.00 km

KAYAKING

route distance: 429,386 ft: 130.80 km SNORKELING

route distance: 326,899 ft: 100.00 km EATING AND DRINKING

route distance: 307,665 ft: 93.60 km BEACH TIME

route distance: 346,181 ft: 106.00 km PAMPERING

route distance: 523,142 ft: 160.00 km

CONTEMPLATING

route distance: 235,748 ft: 71.85 km MAIN ROUTE (conector)

route distance: 401,146 ft: 122.20 km

Formal Drivers and Data Examination Reconceiving inhabitation and intervention problems with design strategies that resemble CALYPSO BLUE I

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DATA EXTRAPOLATION generic set up (x,y,z plane) x: longitudes y: latitudes z: time

CALYPSO BLUE II Cumulative distance traveled: 9,457 km (5,876 miles) Average speed since release: 1.77 kph (1.10 mph) Time since last location update: 10,065 hours

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Cumulative distance traveled: 13,756 km (8,548 miles) Average speed since release: 1.86 kph (1.16 mph) Time since last location update: 16,711 hours

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SAILA Cumulative distance traveled: 12,981 km (8,066 miles) Average speed since release: 1.26 kph (0.78 mph) Time since last location update: 14,481 hours

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BODY RESPONSE STUDIES 01 GRAN FONDO CAMPAGNOLO VITALS: -CADENCE (RPM)- ASSUMPTION -HEARTBEAT (BPM) -TOPOGRAPHY (M) LENGHT:200KM


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Ecotourism | Landscape Deployments | Field Conditions

Camping

LAVENDER olfactory input

SPEARMINT olfactory input

FLAMBOYAN TREE: visual input

MESSY GRASS AND SCRUB: visual input

MESSY GRASS AND SCRUB: visual input

DRY EARTH CRUST: sensory input

JASMINES olfactory input

FLOWERING PLANT DIVERSITY: visual input

GERANIUM olfactory input

GRASS COVERED GROUND: sensory input

DAYSIES olfactory input

ROCKY/GRASS-COVERED GROUND: sensory input

PINUS CARIBAEA olfactory input

Hiking

ROCKY/GRASS-COVE RED GROUND: sensory input

WOOD: activity input

DRY EARTH CRUST : sensory input

Beach Time

PEBBLE COVERED GROUND sensory input MANGO calories: 105 vitamins: A, B6, C

GRASS COVERED GROUND: sensory input

ORANGE calories: 85 vitamins: A, C BEACH PALMS: visual input

LIME TREES calories: 20 (1 fruit) vitamins: A, B-6, B-12, C, D

MANGROVES: sensory/visual input

BANANA PALMS calories: 105 vitamins: B6, C

BEACH SAND: sensory input

CORAL REEF: visual/activity input

WOOD FLOORBOARD sensory input

GRASS COVERED GROUND sensory input

Pampering

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Profile for Veronica Rosado

Architecture Porfolio 2020 - University of Pennsylvania  

Compilation of architectural work done at the Master of Architecture at the Weitzman School of Design (UPenn)

Architecture Porfolio 2020 - University of Pennsylvania  

Compilation of architectural work done at the Master of Architecture at the Weitzman School of Design (UPenn)

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