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  • Gustavo Antonio Esquivel Rubio

    Architect & Designer

    London -UK, United Kingdom

Talented Architect and Designer with strong flair for spatial design and interior design , passionate for perfectionism, creative by nature, bringing enjoyable proportions and functionality. 12 years of expertise and more than 100 diverse projects ranging from consultancy to large scale constructions. Over the years, Gustavo has been specialising in residential and commercial properties recreating the living environment by introducing a contemporary feel, light and joy to people.

Work Samples

  • Park

  • Commercial Centre

  • Residential Twin Buildings

Work History

In approaching solutions for new and existing premises his main strength is in transforming the space through imaginative changes in the plan layouts and his on site response to the unforeseeable. KEY SKILLS Technical skills •Software: AutoCAD 2012, Rhinoceros 4.0 + V-ray, Sketch up, Corel draw, Corel Photopaint and Photoshop, hand sketching expertise, photography, Model making, Web site design. Personal skills Able to work under budget and programme constraints, capacity of research, leadership, and multidisciplinary team work, motivated and committed, result oriented. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2011- Present GE&CO Ltd. (Monteria – Colombia) Architect, Designer Head manager (co-founder) Curently working on four projects comprising : residential , commercial and exhibition spaces , more than 19.000 Square meters and up to 11 floors 2010 Architect & Interior Design consultant for Tim Griffin House (Calgary- Canada), Supervised & carried out modifications, amended previous Autocad files to meet building regulations, produced working drawings sets for engineers and builders, three-dimensional renders Interior & exterior 2008 - July 2009 XUL ARCHITECTURE (London - UK) Architectural Assistant Produced general layouts, perspective, 2D and 3D drawings, developed graphic schemes and preliminary cost estimates, attended site visits and meetings with contractors. Project cost £800.000. 2003- 2008 GE&CO Ltd. (Monteria – Colombia) Administrative Director & Head of Design (Co-founder). Responsible of administrative issues of the business. Designed and built residential and commercial facilities for private a public sector. 1999 FINDETER (Bogotá – Colombia) Consultant Architect of the Urban Infrastructure Office. Audited and supervised project progress, liaised with local authorities, assessed feasibility studies and public tender. 1997- 1998 DE GALEANO ARCHITECTS (Bogotá – Colombia) Creative Architect Created corporate image for a variety of private companies, supervised production progress, quality control and met deadlines. LG ELECTRONICS, ALCATEL, RAINIERI, SANG YOUNG, FIAT and HYUNDAY 1998 – 2008 FREELANCE ( Colombia) diverse architectural and design projects. EDUCATION MA 2008-2009 Interior design. London UK - UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER Deal with contemporary issues in a variety of interior design typologies, including retail, exhibition, gallery, performance, space syntax in work place design. BA 1992-1997 Architecture. Bogotá- Colombia - UNIVERSIDAD DE LA SALLE Theory, Concepts, Construction methods, Project managing, design of large scale projects, environment and sustainability, landscaping, artistic and technical expression. LANGUAGES •Native Spanish speaker. •English : fluent PORTFOLIO/LINKS

Education

School of Architecture And The Built Environment - University of Westminster

Specialties

Awards

Architect - Univesidad de la Salle Interior Designer- University of Westminster

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