The Rockwell Group is a 250+ person design firm with main studios in New York City and additional offices in Madrid and Shanghai, producing multiple types of projects, including hospitality, cultural, educational, and residential. We pride in our curiosity, our talented team, and our ability to generate meaningful spaces for users.
I have had the fortune of contributing to the following projects while working with the Rockwell Group, in New York City. Some of these I participated while as a design intern in the Fall of 2014, and others now as a full-time architectural designer.
This parasol project was a social & urban built initiative by Amorphica to mitigate the lack of public spaces in one of Tijuana’s communities.
Camino Verde is a low-income, 30,000 person community in Mexico with the 2nd highest violence-rate in the country. It was established in 1984 by immigrants that settled in the outskirts of Tijuana and has grown into the urban chaos that it is today. Our project was to design a public space which would help mitigate the violence by offering neighborhoods a built identity and foster interaction with different habitants. To do so, we recycled old tires, which are abandoned near the site, washed, painted, and assembled the component for a parasol with a very limited budget.
Contribution: Project Architect
Phase: Concept to Construction
Collaborators: Tatiana Perez, Roberto Gutierrez
Supervisors: Julia Cerrud, Aaron Gutierrez
The NASA campus project was part of Cornell University’s partnership with Ten Arquitectos as part of the AAP New York City program. Architects from Enrique Norten’s Taller were instructors to a studio in Manhattan. The task was to look at NASA and what it meant to be a part of it.
For our analysis, we understood the NASA identity to be that of collaboration, innovation, and discovery. This architectural project capitalizes on the evident sub-communities that exist in the current NASA campus in Cleveland, OH, and proposes five distributed interventions as opposed to s a single building. The notion of scale drives this design as even within each of the five interventions, the space is fragmented so as to provide as many experiences as possible while offering users a single dwelling for congregation.
Cleveland, OH & New York City, NY
Collaborators (analysis): Aymar Marino-Maza, Willow Hong, Vincent Parlatore
Instructors: Andrea Steele, James Carse
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