Doel Fresse Álvarez

Courses Taught (in the last four semesters prior to current visit):

ARQU 3133 – Elementary Architectural Design I

ARQU 3134 – Elementary Architectural Design II

Educational Credentials:

(2003) Master’s Degree in Architecture, Parson School of Design, New York.

(2000) Bachelor’s Degree of Environmental Design, School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.

Teaching Experience:

(2014-Present) Professor. School of Plastic Arts and Design of Puerto Rico, Industrial Design Department, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

(2018-Present) Professor. School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.

(2019-Present) Professor. School of Architecture, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.

(2017-2021) Professor. Division of Engineering, Design and Architecture, University Ana G. Mendez, Gurabo, Puerto Rico.

Professional Experience:

(2011-Present) Lead Architectural and Industrial Designer. Doel Fresse Design Studio, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

(2018-2019) Senior Architectural Designer. Marvel Architects, San Juan, Puerto Rico

(2014-2019) Co-Owner. Tropical Works, LLC. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

(2012-2018) Freelance industrial, furniture and exhibition designer. Tiguere Corp, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Selected Publications and Recent Research:

(2021) “A minimal and modular hurricane-resistant home wins Arch Out Loud’s ‘Shelter’ competition”. Kyle Zook. Design Boom Magazine.

(2021) “How to improve the longevity of products designed for the tropics.” Meret Jeans. Interview for industrial design research paper. Zurich University of the Arts.

(2020) “After the Storm: A Post-Critical Stance on Practice for Puerto Rico’s Reconstruction”. Yara M. Colón Rodriguez and Luz Marie Rodriguez. Edited by Jonathan Bean, Susannah Dickinson and Aletheis Ida. Critical Practice in Architecture: The Unexamined. p. 159-161.

(2019) “Transitional Emergency System (TES)”. Editorial. El diseño ante el desastre, Polimorfo Journal No. 5, p. 130-131.

Recent Creative Work:

(2021) PALMAR, Minimal Home Modular System, USA, first prize in the international design competition Shelter: Designing within an architectural shell.

(2015) HELICON, Building Facade Shading System, USA, first prize in the international design competition The Future of Shade under the Building Shade category.

(2012) REVUELO, Architectural Installation, San Juan, PR, winning entry for the Temporary Gallery Space, a juried design competition organized by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture and the National Gallery of Puerto Rico in 2010.

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