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ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO

Luis Y. Negrรณn Rivera

Environmental Design, BDA Contact: luisynegron@gmail.com +1 787 218 6935


resume OBJECTIVES

SKILLS

SOFTWARES

Provide my knowledge and abilities to help fulfill the goals of the company. Make each experience; both life and work, elements that help me perform excellently the profession I treasure and for which I prepared. At this point I am confident that my academic and professional experiences render me as a well-rounded candidate with much to contribute and yet with the necessary clarity of perspective to recognize that the road of the learning process and professional development is always ongoing.

As the profession requires, I am capable of working individual and group projects putting together oral and digital presentations. Also, the ability towards drawing is complemented with some character traits such as focus on the matter at hand, minute attention to detail and profound respect for craftsmanship.

Design: Autocad Sketchup SU Podium Photoshop Ilustrator Rihno Revitt

EDUCATION

WORK EXPERIENCE

REFERENCES

2017 Expected graduation May 2018 Master Degree in Architecture University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus

2011 January - March 2017 Design Assistant / Juan C. Penabad Arquitecto AIA

Arch. José J. Toro / Toro arquitectos Phone: 1 (787) 727-7700

2014 May Bachelor Degree in Environmental Design (School of Architecture) University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus Graduated Magna Cum Laude

2013 September - December Design Assistant at Toro Arquitectos

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Office: Word, Power Point, Excel. ***

Chief architect: Juan Penabad

Chief architect: José Toro

Arch. Juan C. Penabad / Juan C Penabad Arquitecto AIA Phone: 1(787) 758-1631 Arch. Pedro Muñiz / UPR, School of Architecture Phone: 1(787) 378-4765

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JOAQUIN CORTEZ DANCE STUDIO East Coast, PR / 1st Year Undergraduate

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LIGHT CHAPEL Santurce, PR / 2nd Year Undergraduate

ROBLES MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT Río Piedras, PR / 1st Year Graduate

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HAITI HOUSING COMPETITION Puerto Príncipe, HT / 2nd Year Undergraduate

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URBAN IN-FILL HOUSING COMPLEX Santurce, PR / 3rd Year Undergraduate

GLADE URBAN BENCH COMPETITION 4rth Year Undergraduate

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HOTEL BOUTIQUE AMENITIES Condado , PR / 2nd Year Undergraduate

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SHELTER FOR DISTRESSED WOMEN Rural , PR / 4th Year Undergraduate

ANALYTICAL DRAWINGS

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JOAQUIN CORTEZ DANCE STUDIO 1st Year Undergraduate/ Prof. N. FĂşster Individual Project

Located in a sloped site on the eastern coast of the island, the dance studio needed to resemble the particularities of Juaquin Cortez dance style. The analysis established two main conditions: Verticality and Rupture. Therefore, the spatial sequence of the studio is fragmented, horizontally by two patios, and vertically with the main stairway. Dark confined space is not continuous but sliced by openings and filtered light. The sea was considered as for the view from every room. Materials and finishes were kept as exposed and natural as possible

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1ST FLOOR PLAN / DANCE FLOOR, BEACH TERRACE

2ND FLOOR PLAN / MAIN ENTRANCE, KITCHEN & BATHROOM

3RD FLOOR PLAN / TERRACE & BEDROOM 5


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HAITÍ HOUSING COMPETITION 2nd Year Undergraduate / Prof. J. Penabad Team: Jimmie Vélez, Mónica Butler & María Mateo

After the events of the earthquake in Puerto Príncipe, housing in Haiti became a mayor concern, particularly addressing the issues of health, resilience, modularity / flexibility and community-making architecture. This approach integrates, from an academic perspective, Le Corbusier’s five points: the use of pilotis as structural grid which allows a free designing of plans and facades, the roof terrace and the ribbon window. Regarding the tropical context and cultural conditions, the project considers cross ventilation, open spaces with wall-towall louvered windows for maximum natural light and rain water collection at roof.

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STAIRS

BEDROOMS (X3) BATHROOMS

LIVING ROOM

KITCHEN / DINNING ROOM

KIT OF PARTS

GALV. STEEL ROOF WITH WATER COLLECTION CHANNEL MASONRY WALLS

LOUVERED WOOD SCREENS REINFORCED CONCRETE FRAME

LOUVERED WOOD SCREENS

ASSEMBLY OF COMPONENTS

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HOTEL BOUTIQUE AMENITIES 2nd Year Undergraduate / Prof. J. Penabad Individual Project

The project consisted on providing the necessary amenities to rehabilitate an existing and currently abandoned hotel tower at Condado seafront. Using the tower as datum, the parti was to react with an opposing shape which would respond to the urban scale and redefine the street corner with public amenities. This duality between the low-rise public amenities (3 stories) and the private hotel tower (11 stories) is then linked physically by means of a continuous service component; and sequentially by means of an interior patio/courtyard that mediates between all components: public, private/resting and service/administrative. The new amenities included a gift shop, bar, multipurpose rooms, restaurant and terrace.

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3RD FLOOR PLAN / RESTAURANT, TERRACE & SUPPORT-SERVICE

2ND FLOOR PLAN / MULTIPURPOSE ROOMS, SUPPORT-SERVICE

1ST FLOOR PLAN / VESTIBULE, ADMIN, SHOP & BAR 9


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HOTEL BOUTIQUE AMENITIES

While the tower component favors the vertical and longitudinal axis, the new building’s core recognizes all three axis by providing entrance from both streets. The main atrium is inhabited by a sculptural stairway and protected by a glass skylight to allow natural lighting inside. In order to prevent direct solar irradiance, south and west facades were designed with brise soleil and pergolas.

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CONDADO HOTEL AMENITIES

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LIGHT CHAPEL 2nd Year Undergraduate / Prof. S. Kothoulas & J. Toro Team: Samuel Figueroa

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The light chapel project was inspired on several analytical approaches to light properties. The properties selected to be studied were the deformation of light/shadow upon shapes and voids, and the formal manifestation of the aurora boreal upon the atmosphere. The engagement to the program was to place the chapel in the center of the triangular site surrounded by the other components. As shape, we selected the sphere to emphasize the chapel as the core suspended in space. This allows multiple readings, whether a heavy mass from the outside or a dark mysterious void from the inside. To enhance the drama on its interior it is pierced by a light column produced by highly reflective cylinder above.

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LIGHT CHAPEL

In addition to the chapel, the program required a cafĂŠ, garden, library, meditation rooms and class rooms. These components, along with the main circulation and stairway, are either deformed or twisted by the chapel core. Similarly the enclosure of the building responds to the deformation of the program components within. Therefore, the entire building - the container- is compromised by its content - the Chapel.

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4TH FLOOR PLAN / ADMIN & EDUCATIONAL

PLAN / SECTION DRAWING

3RD FLOOR PLAN / LIBRARY

2ND FLOOR PLAN / CHAPEL & CAFE

CONCEPT

1ST FLOOR PLAN / PLAZA

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MASTER PLAN / PARTI

SITE CONDITIONS

PROPOSED LOTIFICATION

SANTURCE HOUSING COMPLEX 3rd Year Undergraduate / Prof. F. Gutierrez Master Plan Team: Carlos Guzmรกn & Jorge Gonzรกlez Individual Project

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The project for housing in Santurce consisted on two phases: first, we needed to generate a coherent master plan in order to integrate the surrounding urban context with the three projects (one per team member). Then each member would develop one site with a mixed-use building. Giving the size and the peculiar geometry of the site, our approach was to create an articulated public space that consolidates two main plazas with an extension of the Asia Street. These plazas served as common ground as they related all three of the building complexes. The buildings, on the other hand, would relate to the particular scale and conditions of their immediate context. 17


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SANTURCE HOUSING COMPLEX

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1ST FLOOR PLAN / PLAZA LEVEL

2ND FLOOR PLAN / APARTMENTS

The site to develop was the one facing Ponce de Leon avenue. In order to fit the particularities of the place and address the context, the complex was split into three building typologies: the apartment tower-facing the Ponce de Leon Ave; the rowhouses along Belaval St; and de mixed-use building facing the new “common ground� plaza. Between these components mediates a private courtyard with high open canopies to allow exterior activities. Dwelling units are intended for middle class workers and young professionals. They vary from studios to family-oriented apartments with up to three bedrooms.

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SHELTER FOR DISTRESSED WOMEN 4th Year Undergraduate / Prof. E. Martínez Team: Carlos Guzmán, Mónica Butler & José Vélez

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The shelter for distressed women, “Hogar Ruth,” is part of the communitarian design studio which intends to provide architectural solutions for social issues. The project consists on improving their existing facilities with particular attention to the dwelling units and the common places. Therefore, the design of new expansion for dwelling units and common areas consider the integration of open spaces and views as part of the spatial sequence. Hence, the spatial relationship with nature resembles that of a sanctuary to help in the healing process of these abused women. Architectural expression of the façade appeals to the residential typology in order to disguise the building and protect the women from their oppressors.

PROGRAM RECONFIGURATION DIAGRAM / EXISTING VS PROPOSED

PROPOSED FLOOR PLAN 21


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SHELTER FOR DISTRESSED WOMEN

TYPICAL DWELING UNIT

COMMON / DINNING TERRACE 22


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ROBLES MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT 1st Year Graduate Studio/ Prof. J. Caro Individual Project

The exercise that lead to this project was oriented towards replicating the real conditions (legal, economical, and technical) of professional practice within the island. It responds to a client’s request of maximizing the economic potential of a specific site in Río Piedras with a budget of $2,750,000. Also, it was critical for the design development to consider the housing and leasing market as to ensure a return of investment between 5% and 7%.

The outcome of context and regulatory analysis suggested apartment units with one bedroom, and commercial spaces of the order of food concessionaries and affordable business offices for emerging professionals. Do to its urban location and its proximity to the University of Puerto Rico, the approach was to address the young professionals egressing or actually working at the campus. According to each stage of the design process (schematic, design development and construction documents) different drawing and documents were developed.

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SCHEMATIC DESIGN / CONCEPT

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT / EMPLACEMENT

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ROBLES MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT

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GLADE URBAN BENCH COMPETITION Freelance Project In collaboration with Mรณnica Butler & Jimmie Velez

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ANALYTICAL DRAWINGS

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Architecture Portfolio Luis Negron  

A share of my work and academic development while attending the UPR-RP School of Architecture.

Architecture Portfolio Luis Negron  

A share of my work and academic development while attending the UPR-RP School of Architecture.

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