I am an architect, and interactive designer based in Berlin; born and raised in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). My passion for design and the understanding of human interaction in space motivated me to study architecture at Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (2010-2015).
During my studies I worked as an intern in architecture and later as an assistant design teacher at my university. One of my main interests during my Bachelor was the influence of psychology in architectural spaces. As a result, for my thesis I focused on perceptional theories of orientation, proposing a speculative connector building at the Punta Cana International Airport (2015). I believe that the built environment has a high impact on our behaviours and design should significantly improve people’s lives.
In connection with my thesis I’ve presented my results at the international Conference CLEFA 2016 (Conferencia Latinoamericana de Escuelas y Facultades de Arquitectura). Dealing with the improvement of people’s lives in communities, I’ve participated twice in the BID Urban Lab by The Inter-American Development Bank in Curundu, Panama (Team Leader, 2015) and Santa Marta, Colombia (2016). These proposals were presented at the IDB in Washington D.C. receiving an Honorable Mention in both years.
After my Bachelor I received further work experience in urban, residential, commercial and touristic projects mainly worked as part of the Team of Sanchez & Curiel Arquitectos (2016-2017) in my hometown.
These experiences created a desire on pursuing a deeper understanding in human interaction motivating me to be part of the first cohort of M.Arch in Design for Performance and Interaction at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (2018).
As coming from a Classical Ballet background, during my master I’ve focused on the potentials of dance performance in interactive installations and the importance of humans relations to encourage people to participate. To deepen my practical skills I worked as an intern architect at John McAslan & Partners specially learning about business development and had the opportunity to present my work directly to the Executive Chairman of the firm. (2018)
For my master thesis I’ve developed a choreographic and scenographic object “Locus” to explore the boundaries between performer, audience and space. This project questioned the possibilities of moulding experiences in space through bodily participation and how architecture in the future could be a flexible structure based on our movements.
At the moment I’m part of the Interactive Architecture Lab at UCL, where I’ve been chosen for “Bartlett Catapult” representing the best projects of the year.