about



bio

lilia sodré: Architect and Urban Designer with experience in her native Brazil, New York, as well Asia. Graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with a Bachelor of Architecture and Urban Planning degree and a Master’s degree from Federal Fluminense University on design processes.

The professional career commenced in São Paulo as a project manager and space planner for large scale corporate projects, among several single-family residential projects. In the beginning of 2000s, through five fruitful years, explored all aspects of the industry in NY regarding mixed-use buildings including design, expediting and construction of multi-family buildings in Brooklyn and Manhattan. For three years, was based in Hong Kong and New York to collaborate with a corporate design team in Asia Pacific as a Strategic Designer, whose responsibilities and role were the Conceptual Design regarding all Planning and Design aspects. The projects range in size from 20,000SF to 3,000,000SF. The scope of work included the conceptual approach, brief development, concept design for small and large-scale corporate interior projects but also standalone buildings and greenfield campuses. Thereafter, acquired a master’s degree from Federal Fluminense University on conceptual approaches through intangible sides of the design process and achieved a Public Competition for Urban Revitalization of local low-income settlements and its implementation. 

Since then, has developed several residential buildings, interior design projects, constructions, and renovations in New York City including product design as furniture and modular shelving system with modular blocks as breeze-blocks named: cobogós + green walls.


delivering

+   project management
+   urban design
+   master planning
+   strategic design
+   concept design
+   interior design
+   product design

+   sustainability


collaborations

+   principal designer @ llll lilia sodre, Rio de Janeiro/New York

+   design manager @dd+g - design development group, New York, 2017-present
+   associate @ z architecture, New York, 2016
+   project designer @ oda architecture, New York, 2015
+   concept designer @ future developers group, New York, 2014
+   associate - urban designer @ insite arquitetos, Rio de Janeiro, 2011-2013
+   strategic designer @ mmoser associates , Hong Kong, 2011-2012
+   urban designer @ mpu - jorge mario jáuregui, Rio de Janeiro, 2010
+   space planning consultant @ aw athié wohnrath, Rio de Janeiro, 2010
+   strategic designer @ mmoser associates, New York & Hong Kong, 2007-2009
+   project designer @ robert scarano architect, New York, 2003-2007 
+   space planner @ aw athié wohnrath, São Paulo, 1999-2003 


academic

+  bachelor: architecture and urban planning from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ, 1989) 
+  master degree: architecture from the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF, 2012)

+   internship exchange @ Columbia University, New York, 2011

+   monitoring @ UFF, Niteroi, 2011 : Monitoring – Theory of Architecture History
+   teaching @ UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, 1997-1999 : Architecture Form studies 1 and 2



awards


+   Morar Carioca Program: concepts and practice for re-urbanization, RJ, 2010

+   Design Award - SARA NY: 354 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn , NY, 2005

+   Rio Cidade 2 Competition: proposals for the urban revitalization, Grajaú, RJ, 1997
+   Ópera Prima Award: project Praça 11, urban revitalization, RJ, 1989