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Project Coordinator at Studio+
Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (B.Arch)
Universidade Da Coruña (M.Arch, dual-degree)
Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (M.Arch, dual-degree)
Gloria is a foreign licensed architect from the Dominican Republic and she’s in the process of transferring her architecture license to Florida. To this date she has completed her AXP and ARE requirements and NCARB is taking care of the final paperwork. She has a Bachelor’s of Architecture, and a Masters of Architecture Design with an emphasis in Interior Architecture.
With over 14 years of combined national and international experience, Gloria excels in multiple fields. She established a small firm in 2009 back in the Dominican Republic and her specialty was in commercial and retail interior architecture. Among her projects was the design of a Steve Madden store in the Blue Mall in Santo Domingo, which was published by the architectural journal Arquitexto with an excellent review regarding its outstanding design. She has also been interviewed for multiple articles by the Dominican nationwide newspaper HOY regarding her experience in the field of Architecture and Design. See her publications here.
Gloria came to live in Florida in 2015 and has been working at Studio+ since 2016, where she has worked with healthcare, assisted living facilities, memory care, office buildings, K-12 education and commercial projects.
Gloria has a passion for mentoring and helping others around her. From 2008 to 2015 she was a professor of Architectural Drafting and Design in the School of Design Altos De Chavon in Santo Domingo, this school is affiliated with the Parsons School of Design in NYC. She also volunteered with TECHO where she built houses for families who lived in extreme poverty in the Dominican Republic.
She currently serves as an Associate Director of the AIA Tampa Bay. Driven by her passion for Architecture and our community, she revived the Women in Architecture Tampa Bay and created the Young Architects Forum Tampa Bay, where she now serves as a Co- Chair of both committees. For several seasons, she also have volunteered in the program “Architecture in Education” at the Lee Elementary School, which is an 8-week program where architecture professionals teach 5th grade students about Architecture. She’s also a member of CREW Tampa Bay.
Recently Gloria was published by the Young Architect Blog by Michael Riscica with an inspirational video where she shares her journey as a foreign architect living and developing her career in the United States. You can see the video here.