Lara Pérez-Porro

Architect & Designer

Projects

About me

"From spoon to the city" Massimo and Lella Vignelli dixit ......and I totally agree. I don’t understand setting boundaries between the different fields in design. Architecture, graphics, wayfinding, product or urban design, interiors…...everything is Design and everything points at the same direction, improve people’s life, make it easier, more beautiful and happier. Functionality, aesthetics and emotion are 3 of the components I try always to be present in my job. Commitment, collaborative spirit and humor, lots of sense of humor is my contribution to the teams I work with. My experience ranges from architecture, interior design, exhibitions, furniture, signage, sculpture and artistic interventions, to urban environments. Always seeking an artistic approach that highlights the character and identity of each project. That flexibility is the result of nine years involved within the team of Estudio Mariscal, a multidisciplinary office that works design into all it’s facets and whose spirit is: “First surprise, then fascinate and finally convince.” Sinking into cities, walking them and living them is one of my passions. Travelling around and writing about them, one of my interests. You can take a look to my ideas at Urban Living Lab (urbanlivinglab.net) an on-line platform that talks about territory, cities and its citizens. My nomadic way of life has bring me to Brisbane, Australia, where I have discovered what is Wayfinding design and the weird australian breakfast with Vegemite. Now I am back in Spain moving between Barcelona and Madrid.......next step, who knows?!

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Skills

  • Architectural Design
  • Environment Design
  • Wayfinding
  • Art Design
  • Design Strategy
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Exhibit Design

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Dot Dash

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    • Design & Creative
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    Estudio Mariscal

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      Freelance architect

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        José Manuel Navarro, arquitecto

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        Work history

        2017

        Wayfinding Designer

        Dot Dash

        Mar 2017 - Jun 2017
        • Brisbane City, Australia
        • Full Time

        2014

        Architect & designer

        Estudio Mariscal

        Feb 2006 - Sep 2014
        • Barcelona, Spain
        • Full Time
        • As part of the team Mariscal my experience embraced the space from graphics to architecture, filling the gap between creativity and technology, with a strong knowledge of the process that leads you from the graphic concept and identity to the implementation in the space. I have specially worked on projects related with interiors or urban environments participating in all the scales of the process from the strategy to the details. That has given me a wide perspective and flexibility to move between different disciplines such as design of interiors, exhibitions, sculpture or artistic interventions, signage & environment design. As a result I understand design as a global practice where all the scales and disciplines are involved focusing on human experience.

        2006

        Freelance Architect

        Freelance architect

        Oct 2005 - Feb 2006
        • Barcelona, Spain
        • Freelance
        • Work as freelance on the development of several construction projects collaborating with architects as: _MIT Arquitectes (Eva Mercader, Susana Itarte) _Rosa Bassols and Manel Gómez Triviño

        2005

        Architect collaborator

        José Manuel Navarro, arquitecto

        Feb 2004 - Oct 2005
        • Barcelona, Spain
        • Full Time
        • I developed the projects from the 1st sketches together with the architect. Delineation of drawing plans in CAD. Elaboration of documents required for the clients and public administrations. The projects in which I was involved during that period were the most of them Residential Projects.

        2003

        Architect collaborator

        n!Studio

        Sep 2003 - Dec 2003
        • Italy
        • Full Time
        • My work within the structure of the office consist on support and collaboration on the 1st creative steps of the projects. Delineation of drawing plans in CAD and drafting of all the documents related to a construction project.

        2003

        Architect collaborator

        A+M Arquitectes

        Oct 2001 - Aug 2003
        • Barcelona, Spain
        • Full Time
        • My task within that studio were: Delineation of drawing plans in CAD and drafting of all the documents related to a construction project. Support in attendance of the meetings, the relation with clients and public administrations. Support on works on site.

        2001

        Intern Architect

        Barcelona City Council

        Oct 1998 - Jun 2001
        • Barcelona, Spain
        • Internship
        • Support and collaboration on the different projects related to public space design or public facilities within the structure of the Projects department of the Sant Martí District in Barcelona. Deal with the citizens and give them information about the projects developed by the Projects department or any other project developed by the City Council that could affect them.

        Education

        2016

        Oct 2016 - Oct 2016
        • Madrid, Spain
        • Adobe Illustrator

        2016

        May 2016 - May 2016
        • Madrid, Spain
        • Web design course HTML & CSS

        2016

        Feb 2016 - Feb 2016
        • Madrid, Spain
        • After Effects CC Level 2

        2009

        Sep 2009 - Sep 2009
        • Seville, Spain
        • Urban Social Design

        2007

        1 month course

        Escola Sert, COAC

        Mar 2007 - Mar 2007
        • Barcelona, Spain
        • Review Course in “Structural design” by Robert Brufau

        2004

        1 month course

        Escola Sert, COAC

        May 2004 - May 2004
        • Barcelona, Spain
        • Course in “Management of an architecture office”.

        2000

        2 weeks workshop

        Biennale di Venezia

        Sep 2000 - Sep 2000
        • Italy
        • "New working & living conditions in cities" : International workshop organized by Biennale di Venezia, Fundación Mies Van der Rohe, Berlage Institute, Institut Français d'Architecture and Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia

        1999

        1 month workshop

        CERKAS

        Aug 1999 - Aug 1999
        • Tinghir, Morocco
        • Workshop on earth architecture heritage throughout Todra region

        1998

        10 months Erasmus exchange

        Università degli Studi di Ferrara

        Sep 1997 - Jul 1998
        • Italy
        • Erasmus Grant at Facoltà di architettura di Ferrara

        2001

        Jul 1992 - Apr 2001
        • Barcelona, Spain