FIU – Alumni at Oppenheim Architecture + Design

Alex Lozano (M.Arch ’10) and Reynold Diaz, Jr. (M.Arch ’10) are both Architectural Designers at Oppenheim Architecture+Design. Lozano and Diaz work with a project from its basic concept to its construction documentation. They handle site-specific solutions by assisting engineering coordination of structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and civil concerns. Both Lozano and Diaz said that their education at The FIU College of Architecture + The Arts prepared them for their duties at Oppenheim Architecture+Design. “Florida International University helped me develop a keen understanding of not only design but of thought and awareness,” said Diaz. Both alumni agreed that the advancement in technology at FIU helped them to think in forward motion as designers. “When I arrived at FIU….Professors began instituting new softwares, which exposed me to the latest cutting-edge digital design, which eventually led to experimentations with digital fabrication,” said Lozano. “This has afforded me the opportunity to develop complex geometries, which stretch beyond the ‘normative’ [that] is commonly seen…”


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