My name is Alicia and I am a graduate architect from Málaga, Spain. I am here today as I am one of the winners of the Scholarship to work in the Diller Scofidio + Renfro studio in New York. Both, Architect-Us and Fundación Arquia made that possible as they offer every year the opportunity to get experience as architects in well-known architecture studios all over the world. Don’t hesitate to apply for it as they offer this year (2022) DS+R or MQA in NY!
I am really grateful for the kind, friendly and professional treatment I have received from them. I was amazed by how easy they made all the paper process even with all the restrictions we had due to the COVID situation. Above all, I appreciate a lot all the support and advice they gave me in the past months and I feel I am in good hands for what is about to come. If everything goes well I will be in New York at the beginning of March!
Regarding my academic background, I studied the bachelor degree in Málaga (Spain) for four years. Also I did one year in Wroclaw (Poland) where I discovered how rewarding is to work in an international environment and to meet people from other countries, languages and cultures. I did a Master in Barcelona where I had the opportunity to learn architecture with a different view. It’s surprising how different the role of the architect could be and all the approaches there are all around the world!
In conclusion, my expectations from this adventure are to learn, to grow-up personally and professionally, to experiment, to be part of an international network and for sure to leave my comfort zone. Of course it is a bit frightening but also really challenging! I choose New York as it is one of the worldwide centers of innovation, development and culture. On top of that, the studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro was one of the main references during my studies. It is an honor to be part of their team for one year.
You will hear from me very soon in the next post and feel free to contact me!