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Iker Luna

MAA, Architect.

Managua, Nicaragua

Work Experience

Rancho Santana

Tourist complex in the pacific cost at the BSP(Building Service Program) - Architect

Responsibilities:
Assist with construction drawings review.
Coordinate bid process.
Help with finishes selection ( Lighting fixture, wall finish, furniture, floors, etc)
Create technical drawings for builders and diagrams for clients.
Builder inspector.
Furniture designer.
Review materials specification.
June 2014 - March 2016 Nicaragua

COLABORATORIO

Member / co-founder

A group of architects specialise in different fields with a common interest in practicing architecture for social changes.
January 2014 - Nicaragua

Dorel Ramirez Arquitecta

Junior Designer.

Responsibilities:
Determine requirements of projects, feasibility and prepares cost estimates.
Performs original design work utilizing specifications, sketches and ideas on developing designs.
Analyze space utilization effectiveness and changing demands for space needs: recommends actions to meet new requirements.
Compile data for architectural plans, specifications, cost estimates, reports, etc.
Conduct preliminary studies of proposed projects to obtain information as to space and design requirements, obtaining measurements and making sketches preliminary to the preparation of drawing.
Preparation of scale drawing of details required for contract drawing, design development drawings, layouts and draw preliminary sketches.

November 2010 - September 2012 Nicaragua

Education

IAAC

MAA

Master in Advanced Architecture / Digital tectonics & Fabrication Ecologist.
Related thesis: Bio Ceramic System
September 2012 - December 2013 Spain

Universidad Americana UAM

Postgraduate - Contemporary Architecture

February 2009 - July 2009 Nicaragua

Universidad Americana UAM

BSc Architect

January 2005 - December 2009 Managua, Nicaragua

Languages

Spanish (Native),
English (Advanced),
Italian (Conversational),

Skills

Adobe Suite, Arduino, Autocad, Communication, Critical Thinking, Grasshopper, Lumion3D, Proactive, Rhino3d, Sketchup, Team Working,

Workshops / Publications / Awards

Holcim
Europe Next Generation 3rd prize.
2014

Robotic Fabrication - Workshop/ Tutor:Tom Pawlofsky/Institut of Advanced
Architecture of Catalunya /2013 /http://www.pawlofsky.de/ https://vimeo.com/67522542

Mechanic Conversations II/Tutor:Claudia Pasquero and Marco Poletto/Institut of Advanced Architecture of Catalunya /2013 /http://www.ecologicstudio.com/v2/index.php/https://vimeo.com/61624160/

UL(Urban lightscape) Workshop / Institut of Advanced Architecture of Catalunya/2013/ Tutors: Vasileios Ntovros, Dimitris Theocharoudis, Anastasia Pistofidou, Rodrigo Aguirre, Iker Luna.
http://www.beforelight.gr / http://www.urbanlightscapes.net

Materiability. Research Network. / Web publication. ETH Zürich/
[BCS] Bio Ceramic System
http://materiability.com/bcs-bio-ceramic-system/

Designboom. Digital architecture and design magazine/ Web publication /
[BCS] Bio Ceramic System http://www.designboom.com/technology/iker-luna-experiments-with-moss-in-bio-ceramic-system-02-17-2014/

The American Ceramic Society
http://ceramics.org/ceramic-tech-today/multiple-moisture-sensor-shows-bio-receptivity-of-ceramics-in-all-their-near-infrared-glory

Volunteering / Interships

Evolo SA
2014-Present
http://evolo.online/
Volunteering as a graphic assistance and data collector.

TECHO-UN TECHO PARA MI PAÍS
http://www.techo.org
2005-2009
Construction methods coordinator for building emergency houses in Nicaragual, Costa Rica and Haiti.

Volunteer coordinator
Site studies
Evaluate construction protocols
Coordinate and volunteer training adn workshop
Quality material inspector

UAM
http://www.uam.edu.ni
Tutor assistance design studio
June 2011 - December 2011

Interests

Digital Fabrication / Biomimicry / Plants / Arts / Social development / Volunteering