CARME SERRANO

4/77 Blair Street, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Sydney

AU +61 424 024 963 - EU 659 860 261

hola@carmeserrano.com

Living in Sydney - From Barcelona(Spain)

23 December 1985

Work Experience

March 2017 – Currently

Architect in McGregor Westlake Architects, Sydney.

 

November 2013 – 2016

Senior Architect in Lusin Architekten office, Berlin. In charge of the design and development of varied projects and coordination of a team in several competitions.

 

Januay – June 2013

Architect in DesignYougo office, Berlin. Foster’s ex-partners and winners of the Green Good Design Award 2011.

 

August 2012

Participation in a architecture workshop in Mallorca. Living and working with a team of 9 people in Can Lis of Jorn Utzon, creating a study of experiential maps of the house.

 

April – September 2011

Internship in the architecture office DesignYougo, Berlin. Foster’s ex-partners and winners of the Green Good Design Award 2011.

 

October 2010

Participation in a weeklong architecture workshop in Hamburg. Member of a team of 15 people competing against other countries teams, to propose a reconstruction and integration project for the port area of Hamburg.

 

Summer 2010

Collaborator on a sustainable housing project in Bata, Guinea Equatorial, with the architect Victor Ferrer.

 

Januay – July 2010

Collaborator on several projects in the architecture office Raimon Salomò Arquitectes, Barcelona.

 

2010

Teacher of courses on obtaining official title and qualification to woork as a Free Time Supervisor and initiation of the voluntary work. at Adhara School of Education, Barcelona.

 

2004 – 2009

Substitute Teacher and Instructor of after school activities at the school Escuelas Pías de Sant Antoni, Barcelona.

 

2003 – 2010

Instructor of summer camps at Colonies Jordi Turull of Escoles Pies of Catalonia. Part of a team of instructores in charge of organizing daily activities for a group of 50 children.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

2003 – 2012

Architecture degree at ETSALS, Escola Tècnica i Superior d’Arquitectura La Salle, University Ramón Llull. Barcelona, Spain.

 

2008 – 2009

Erasmus scholarship (1 year) at the university of architecture Sint- Lucas in Brussels.

 

2003

Recived official title to work as a Free Time Instructor from the Pere Tarrés training Istitution, Barcelona.

PERSONAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

MOTHER TONGUES

SPANISH and CATALAN

 

OTHER LANGUAGES

ENGLISH Fluent – GERMAN B1

 

SOCIAL SKILLS

During the Erasmus program in Belgium, and my working time in
Berlin I worked in a multicultural environment and gained experience dealing with different situations.
My participation as a instructor trained me to work in a team and made me comfortable working with people. Working in the different offices has strengthen my teamwork abilities.
The diversity of my work experience has allowed me to interact with the public, train my social skills and develop my aptitude in public relations.

 

ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS

In the summer camps I acquired aptitudes for the organization of the activities and coordination of the participants within a
budget.
Leading some of the competitions in Lusin Architekten office experienced me to be productive and efficient within a limited time and deal organizing the work of different people.
The development of real projects made me learn the importance of the organization in the different phases.

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Autocad, Microstation, Vectorworks, Photoshop, InDesign, SketchUp, Maxwell, Revit, 3D max, MS office

 

ARTISTIC SKILLS

5 years at “Memory”, musical theatre school, working artistic aptitudes, acting, dance and music.
2 years of drawing classes at an art school.
Watercolor course.

 

DRIVING LICENCE

Licenses of driving B1 and motorbyke International.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

HOBBIES: Team Sports, Cinema and Theatre and Traveling.

 

I enjoy the creative process to develop a project which start with the first sketches and gets extended till the small constructive design. I like the team work, international environment and diversity of interesting jobs that enrich my knowledge and skills.

 

Architecture is an art with purpose, and the success remain in making a useful design.