RODRIGO MONTOYA SARMIENTO
Architect & Interior Designer


Bogotá, Colombia
Email: roko@rodrigomontoya.com
Portfolio: www.rodrigomontoya.com
Blog: www.roko.design
PROFILE
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Senior Architect & Interior Designer with Master studies in Domus Academy (Milan-Italy). Twelve year experience in designing, managing and developing architectural projects in multiple-related phases: From architectural layout and interior design, to project management and execution.


Co-founder, Partner and Senior Architect at Big Brand Lab.
www.bigbrandlab.com  


Specialties/Skills:

• Interior Design for Home and Residence spaces.
• Architecture and Interior Design for Learning, Office and Retail spaces.
• Briefing definition/ Concept Design / Project planning/ Execution.
• Team leader in between multidisciplinary groups / Architects, Interior Designers and Construction groups.
• Architectural visualization skills / Proficiency for 3d modelling and rendering.
• Project management.
• Professional working proficiency in three languages: Spanish, English & Italian.

WORK EXPERIENCE
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Big Brand Lab - Architect & Interior Design Director / Co-founder & Partner
Interior design studio. Bogota, February 2010 – Present

Big Brand Lab is working in branding and the creative sector, developing services in the following three main areas: Graphic design, Communication, and Interior architecture. We are based in Bogota-Colombia.

Educational, Office and Retail spaces:

Colsubsidio retail stores / 2010 / Brand & Interior Design guides.
Kronotime stores / 2010 / Brand & Interior Design guides / Five stores.
Casino Crown Zona T / 2011-2012 / Interior Design / 3500 m2.
Casino Crown San Rafael / 2011 / Interior Design / 1400 m2.
Triángulo Café / 2011 / Interior Design / 60 m2.
Lewin & Wills / 2012 / Interior Design Offices / 160 m2.
Soca Café / 2013-2015 / Interior Design / Four stores.
95 DC / 2013 / Brand & Interior Design guides / 80 m2.
Angel Jeans / 2013-2014 / Brand & Interior Design guides / Two stores.
Santana / 2013-2014 / Brand & Interior Design guides / 100 m2.
Fiotti / 2014-2015 / Interior design / 3500 m2.
Colombo Hebreo School / 2014 /Interior Design Cultural Center / 350 m2.
Arcoiris Kindergarden / 2014-2015 / Interior Design / 600 m2.
La Fortaleza / 2015 / Brand & Interior Design guides / 80 m2.


Residences and Home design spaces:

Deckers Arboleda / 2010 / Interior Home Design / 250 m2.
Alejandro Cardona / 2013 /  Interior Home Design / 95 m2.
Montoya Lewin / 2013 / Interior Home Design / 80 m2.
Sasson Cohen / 2014 / Interior Home Design / 230 m2.
Contreras Maya / 2015 / Interior Home Design / 85 m2.


Pontificia Universidad Javeriana - Digital Architecture Professor /
Digital Architecture Department. Bogota, 2009-2011.



Chapman Taylor Architetti - Architect intership Chapman Taylor Architects Miln-Italy / August 2008 - October 2008 / International contest ROTOR M1M2 / Zagreb -Croatia.

ROTOR M1M2 / Concurso internacional / Power center / 2008 / Zagabria-Croacia / segundo puesto.


Arias Serna y Saravia - Architect. / Bogota / April 2006 - October 2007.

Trump Ocean Club / 2006-2007 / Team architect.


El Equipo de Mazzanti - Architect. / Bogotá / November 2005 - March 2006.

Barú-Cartagena Condominium Master Plan / 2005-2006 / Team architect.


Arquitectura & Origen- Architect & Interior Design / Bogotá / August 2005 - October 2005.

Hill House architecture & interior design concept / 2005-2006 / Concept Design.


TAB Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá (Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos) / Team Architect / Bogota / August 2003 - Junio 2005.

José Vasconcelos Mexico DF library competition / 2003 /  International competition / Team finalist / Daniel Bonilla, Giancarlo Mazzanti and Isaac Broid.
MIO Transportation system  Cali / 2004 / Architectural drawings and details.
Los Nogales School Master Plan / 2004-2005 / Team architect for the new school buildings / Architectural drawings and details.


Pedro Gómez y CIA / Architect Assistant/ Bogotá / Febrero 2003 - Julio 2003.

Architecture & MEP coordinator assistant.


EDUCATION 
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• Master in Interior & Living Design / 2008-2009 /Domus Academy / Milan-Italy.

• Architecture / 1998-2003 / Universidad Javeriana / Bogota, Colombia.


COURSES & PUBLICATIONS
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Film Direction  / July 2005 / Universidad Complutense de Madrid / Madrid-Spain.


Guggenheim New York  / Shelter Design It Competition finalist
www.roko.design/guggenheim

Revista Escala / Shelter Design It Competition finalist.
www.roko.design/revistaescala  

Revista Jet Set / Interior Design Casino Crown Zona T  / El Equipo de Mazzanti + Big Brand Lab
www.roko.design/jetset

Restaurant & Bar Design Awards / Finalist shortlisted / Interior Design Bar Casino Crown Zona T / El Equipo de Mazzanti + Big Brand Lab
www.restaurantandbardesignawards.com

Lapiz de Acero award / Finalist / Interior Design Bar Casino Crown Zona T / El Equipo de Mazzanti + Big Brand Lab
www.roko.design/lapizdeacero

International Competition 2nd price ROTORM1M2 / Chapman Taylor Architects
www.roko.design/rotorm1m2

REFERENCES
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Giancarlo Mazzanti - El Equipo de Mazzanti
Calle 69 N. 10-06
Bogotá, Colombia
gmazzanti@gmail.com
www.elequipodemazzanti.com

Daniel Bonilla - TAB Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá
Autopista Norte / AK 45 N. 108-27 T2 Oficina 1003.
Bogotá, Colombia.
daniel.bonilla@daniel-bonilla.com
www.daniel-bonilla.com

Alessandro Stroligo / Director Chapman Taylor Architetti
Via Pietrasanta 14 - 20141
Milano, Italia.
stroligo@chapmantaylor.it
www.chapmantaylor.it

Alan Farberoff - Big Brand Lab
Calle 90 N. 14-26 Oficina 413.
Bogotá, Colombia.
alan@bigbrandlab.com
www.bigbrandlab.com