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					CARLA LEITÃO
carla@aumstudio.org
http://www.aumstudio.org
http://www.umasideia.com

curriculum vitae


_____________________________________________________________________________P r o f e s s I o n a l
Co-founder of UMASIDEIA, Consultoria e Projectos, Lda - in Lisbon, Portugal (1999)
Co-founder of A.Um Studio – Architecture, New Media, Design office; New York, EUA (2003) with Ed Keller.
Licensed in Europe for the Practice of Architecture since 2000.


______________________________________________________________A w a r d s a n d F e l l o w s h i p s
2003    Schloss Solitude Foundation Fellowship – artist in residence
2002    Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prizes, Columbia University
2002    Honor Award for Excellence in Design, Columbia University – New York
2000    Research Grant - Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
2000    Research Grant – FLAD, Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento, Lisbon, Portugal


__________________________________________________________________T e a c h i n g E x p e r i e n c e
2006-08 Adjunct Professor at Cornell University, NY.
        Ubi-Culture Studios: Ubime, Ubimark, Ubiroom and Passenger.
        D-Range Seminar: Theories of Computation in Architecture, Design, Materiality and Urban Form.
2006    Ubiquitous City. Master Unit - Workshop in Tokyo, Japan.
2005    “Asian Reality: Choreographing Uncertainty”. Workshop Unit Master w/ Yehuda Safran in Taichung, Taiwan.
2002-07 • Adjunct Professor, Graduate and Undergraduate Design: UPenn, City College, Barnard College.
        • Co-taught Studios at Columbia University GSAPP and Pratt.
        • Invited final review critic: Columbia GSAPP, Pratt, U.Penn, City College NY, Barnard College, and SCI-Arc.




______________________________________________________________E x h i b i t i o n s - A U M S t u d I o
2006     ENANTIOMORPHAO (MAK SCHINDLER Competition entry) exhibited in Vienna, Austria
2006    Office work exhibited in “New Blood” - at Lisbon Architect's Guild, Lisbon, Portugal.
2005-06 TELIC and SCI-ARC Galleries: a|Um STUDIO SUTURE Installation
2005    Pratt, “Crossing Disciplines”: a|Um STUDIO recent work
2004    Beijing Biennale: Time Flow Control video installation
2003    Pixel Gallery | ESC | Toronto: ORNAMENT game design project (with atelier Chronotope)
2003    “ComFio” Collective exhibition at Abraço Gallery. 5 pieces on “Landscape Construction”. (with Ed Keller)




_______________________________________________              Exhibitions/Conferences - Curator
2007    PORTUGAL NOW: Positions on Architecture and Urban Design Culture. Cornell University, College of
        Architecture, Art and Planning. Conference and Exhibition in Ithaca, NY and New York, NY
CARLA LEITÃO
carla@aumstudio.org
http://www.aumstudio.org
http://www.umasideia.com

curriculum vitae


________________________________________________________                                     __________L e c t u r e s
2008    Networks of Design Conference. Chair on “Idea” Panel: “Networks as Language: Computation, Space and
        Polyglotism”.
2006    “Material Games” at Cornell University Lecture Series
2006    “Collective Intelligence” at “Ubiquitous City” University of Tokyo, Japan
2006    “D.Range”, at the symposium “On Scripting”. NYC, USA
1998    Organization of Curriculum lecture series at FAUTL, Lisbon, Portugal




_____________________________________________________________________________P u b l i c a t i o n s
2008    UBI/META/MESA. Ineffable Conference review in Journal of Architecture Education. (Forthcoming)
2008    PORTUGAL NOW, Cornell University AAP’s Newsletter Folio. Guest Editor
2008    “SIMPLICITY? Mass-watching and the Tectonics of Topographic Enchantment”, article in Cornell
        University AAP’s Newsletter Folio, May 2008.
2007    “Local”, on constructing the local and the global in architecture, article in magazine “Construir”, Portugal.
2007    AUM Studio Interview to magazine “Construir”, Portugal. Edited by Filipe Gil.
2007    “Ambiente e Intelecto: 3 projectos de Aum Studio” Ed. by J. P. de Sousa in “Arquitectura e Vida”, Portugal.
2007    “4 Lines” (author). Published by Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany.
2006    “Agent Intellect: Pattern as a Form of Thought” (co-author). In AD – Collective Intelligence.
2005    “Maps and Continuities” in Metamorfosi
2004    “Casas de Birre – Uma Arquitectura Singular” in EXPRESSO, Portugal.
2004    “I O for transparency” in “Chronomorphology – Active Time in Architecture”. CBA, NY, USA.
2003    “Rhythmic Device” in “Intimacy” - catalogue of Florence Festival on Architecture and Media.
2003    “Before/Fragment/After”. Article on process, published in “City-Fragments – Beijing”. CBA, NY, USA.
2003    Co-editor of “City-Fragment, Beijing”. CBA, New York
2003    “Mirror”, internet article. Introduction talk on Spring Semester Film series at GSAPP, Columbia University
2003    “Sandstone”, photo published in “Process is the pollywog – KMR Studio Works 10”, ed. CBA, NY, USA.
2003    “Adaptive Positioning System” in “Process is the Pollywog – K Rothstein Studio Works 10” CBA, NY.
2002-03 Co-Editor of “City-Fragment in the Hudson River”, CBA, New York
2002-03 ”Rhythmic Device” in “City Fragment”. CBA, New York.
CARLA LEITÃO
carla@aumstudio.org
http://www.aumstudio.org
http://www.umasideia.com

curriculum vitae


___ __                                                        built and in progress W O R K – A U M S t u d I o
2008     Lodi Library. Lodi, NY. In progress.
2008     One-Family House. Upstate NY – in progress
2007     PORTUGAL NOW. Installation at Cornell University – AAP. Ithaca, NY.
2007     E-XQUIS. Online urban platform. In progress.
2006     MAK Schindler Centre “Vertical Garden Competition”, Los Angeles. Invited Competition.
2005     “True Romance” Installation at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
2005     “SPAC(3D)”; virtual house design for short film by Catarina Simões. Berlin, Germany
2005     “Suture” Installation at Tellic Gallery. Los Angeles, California
2005     “Suture” Installation at SCI-Arc Gallery. Graduate School of Architecture, Los Angeles, California
2004     Apartment Building in Graça. Lisbon, Portugal – in progress
2003     “Visibility” - Celebration of Cities International Competition (Aum Studio/Marta Caldeira) National Award
2003     House for Tarkovsky International Design Competition (co-Author with Ed Keller) – 1st Prize
2003     4 Houses in Alcains, Portugal – in progress
2003     Capelo d’Elmo House, Portugal – in construction
2003     2 Houses in Azoia, Portugal – in construction




__ __                                                          built and in progress_W O R K – U M A S I D E I A
2001     4 Houses in Birre, Portugal (co-Author with João Parreira) - BUILT
2001     House Cristina Freitas, Casal de Cambra, Portugal (co-Author with João Parreira)
2001     Urbanization plan for S. Brás de Alportel, Portugal – Design Study (co-Author with João Parreira)
2000     Casa do Lagar in Cimbres, Portugal (co-Author with Margarida Pereira and Joana Bastardo)
         Renovation of a former structure into a rural tourism - BUILT
CARLA LEITÃO
carla@aumstudio.org
http://www.aumstudio.org
http://www.umasideia.com

curriculum vitae


____________________________________                                         ____W O R K        as   Consultant
2004    Li.Saltzman Architects, New York, USA Consultant in Design
        32W21 – Renovation project of a landmarked building in W21 St. New York, NY
2003    Eisner Cardinal Design, New York, USA Consultant in Design
        Stahl Eye Center – Laser Eye Surgery Clinic Renovation – 1st prize
2002    A.Chrono, New York, USA Consultant in Design- Game Design Project
2002    Arakawa&Gins, New York, USA Consultant in Design- Casa Engelman – construction project
2000-01 Aires Mateus e Associados, Lisbon, Portugal
        Project Architect (PA), Project Manager (PM), Project Leader (PL)
        New Auditorium for Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal – concept design/const proj (PA)
        Vet+ - Veterinary Clinic in Montemor, Portugal – conceptual design/construction project phase (PA/PM)
        Mortuary Chapel in Grandola, Portugal – concept design phase (PA/PM)
        Unifamiliar House in Alvalade, Portugal - construction project (PA/PM)
        House for Rafael Rodrigues in Grândola, Portugal - conceptual design phase (PA/PM/PL)
        International Competition for Contemporary Art Museum in Bolzano, Italy (PA/PM/PL)
1999    Herzog & de Meuron Architekten ag , Basel, Switzerland, Intern (I), Project Architect (PA)
        New de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, USA - concept design phase, built (I)
        Bibliothek BTU Cottbus, in Cottbus, Alemanha - construction project phase, under construction (PA)
1997-98 Alberto de Souza Oliveira Arquitectos , Lisbon, Portugal, Intern
        Headquarter’s for Portuguese Embassy, public national competition
        New Congress and Exhibition Centre in Estoril, Portugal - public national competition
        Conversion of a housing into a rural tourism, Sesmarias, Portugal - concept design phase – constructed
1992-93 Valsano, Engineering and construction work, Lisbon, Portugal, Intern
        Renovation projects on downtown Lisbon – structural woodwork.
        Residential projects – structure.
        Warehouse conversions – structure.
1993-95 Ferconsult, Projectos e Consultoria, Lda, Lisbon, Portugal, Intern
        Pontinha Subway Station, Lisbon, Portugal
        Chelas Subway Station, Lisbon, Portugal
CARLA LEITÃO
carla@aumstudio.org
http://www.aumstudio.org
http://www.umasideia.com

curriculum vitae


_________                       ____________________________________________________O t h e r W o r k
2006    SKATESONIC at ISEA 2006. Skate ramp design studies for sound installation by Cobi Van Tonder.
2005    “True Fiction”; scenario for film directed by Catarina Simões, at Akademie Schloss Solitude
2004    Layout Design for publication “Chronomorphologie- Active Time in Architecture”. CBA, New York
2003    Layout Design for publication “City-Fragment, Beijing”. CBA, New York
2003    “Heavy Water” – film treatment script (co-author with Ed Keller)
2003    “Black Hole Sun” – graphic novel in progress (co-author with Ed Keller)
2003    “City Fragments” in “Intimacy – Spot on Schools” - Festival of Architecture and Media - Florence, Italy –
        concept and production of media installation for 3 studios at Columbia University, New York
2002-03 Layout Design for pub. “Process is the pollywog – Karla M Rothstein Studio Works 10”. CBA, NY
2002    Layout Design work for publication “City Fragment in the Hudson River”. CBA, New York




_________                       ____________________________________O t h e r A m a t e u r P u r s u I t s
2001-04 Singer at CCC, New York, USA
1990-94 Piano and Music Theory
1991-92 Archeology at ARQA, Portugal




_________________________________________________                                      ___________E d u c a t i o n
2002    Post-Graduation, Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design – Columbia University, GSAPP, NY
1992-99 Graduation in Architecture (M.A.) – Architecture School of Lisbon - FAUTL, Lisbon, Portugal
        Honor Award conferred to final thesis report. (Sept. 1999)
CARLA LEITÃO
carla@aumstudio.org
http://www.aumstudio.org
http://www.umasideia.com

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