Name: Arturo Arroyo Assoc. AIA
Job title and company: Design technician at JCJ Architecture
Degree(s): Bachelor of Science, MArch from the University of Hartford
Professional interests: Professionally, I enjoy working on projects that enrich, support and engage the local communities. I’d also like to get to a place in my career where I could merge architecture with graffiti. The relationship of letters, the distortion, the textures and the layering of forms all fascinate me.
I just finished working on a proposal for a middle school and starting CA on an addition to [Dr. Elmer S. Bagnall] elementary school in Groveland, Massachusetts. In between, I’m assisting with a firm initiative and developing a DD set for an addition to the Tripp Athletic Center at UMass/Dartmouth.
I tell her that I help my clients develop the relationship of spaces and the aesthetics of a building.
Music; it’s my secondary life source.
Yes, all the time. I think it’s critical in the role of an architect to share ideas. In some cases, I think you should give away ideas only so you could generate new ones.
The Building Design & Construction Systems study guide.
I do both, although I enjoy sketching by hand a lot more. I find it quicker and easier to concentrate when sketching by hand rather than being distracted by commands, pen sizes and zooming that comes with a digital format.
Absolutely; I never thought it would bring me to Boston.
I think it’s heading in a direction of consciousness. Architecture today is much more than a structure with an associated function. The public is starting to understand that architecture has a larger role in society. One of the best examples is the World Trade Center. The events that occurred highlighted the symbolism of freedom that was associated with those structures. In addition, the push for environmentally conscious buildings has developed an awareness between the relationship of architecture and its surroundings.
Yes. In a way, design is already saving the world. I see design in everything we do, and it stretches way beyond architecture. The most interesting thing is that design can be used as a platform to resolve issues.
I hope to contribute meaningful and timeless architecture that complements its surrounding environment.
Sherwin Yoder of Career Beginnings. He was a mentor I had throughout my later years of high school [who] persuaded me to attend college. He not only encouraged me to think about the big picture but also suggested that I pursue architecture. My family and friends took it from there.
Architectural history, only because it was an 8:00 am class on Mondays and Wednesdays.
To invest in traveling because this world has a lot to offer.
I have seen only a fraction of this city. But I do enjoy walking over the Northern Avenue bridge. I like the relationship between the rustic steel, the smooth ocean water and the newly developed structures that introduce you to the skyline of Boston.
A Latina architect.
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I’m on the road to success. I don’t think it's ending any time soon, and there always seems to be construction ahead. So stop honking your horn!