GABRIELA RODRIGUEZ DAVILA

Garza/Bomberger & Associates

SAY IT LOUD - TEXAS Exhibitor
Texas Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Everything and everyone, I try to remain open and receptive to different sources of inspiration.

GABRIELA RODRIGUEZ DAVILA

Bio:

I'm from Victoria Tamaulipas, a small City in Mexico, studied Architecture in the UANL in Monterrey where I met my husband. We moved to the US in 2007, I worked in an architectural firm in South Carolina in the healthcare division for 5 years. We moved to San Antonio Tx. in 2011 where I have worked the past 10 years in the K-12 division. I began my ARE journey on 2015 and 1 dog, 2 kids, 5 years later and in the middle of a pandemic, I finally completed the process.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I was always interested in Art but thought I would starve as an artist so I looked up a career that combined Art and Science and Architecture was the perfect balance, the joke was on me!

What do you do?

I have being fortunate to work in a small enough firm where I get to do everything from programming to CA and interact with clients and big enough firm to do exiting, interesting and challenging projects. Currently I mainly do K-12

What excites you in the work you do?

The creative process of materialize ideas into a building, and the positive impact of that idea on the end user.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Everything and everyone, I try to remain open and receptive to different sources of inspiration.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Completing the ARE's during a pandemic while working from home with two toddlers.

Featured Project Name: 

Burbank High School Replacement

Featured Project Location: 

1002 Edwards, San Antonio, TX 78204

Featured Project Completion Date: 

July 2022

Role in Featured Project: 

Designer, Senior Project Manager

Featured Project Description:

New 225,920 S.F 3 story academic building for 1500 students that will replace the existing Administration, General Learning areas, Media Center, Food service and Support spaces. Digitally preserved murals by re-known artist Vincent Valdez will be displayed in the Skywalk that will connect the new and existing buildings. Additions to the existing Auditorium include; lobby, concessions, ticket booth, Black box Theater, Supporting spaces. New practice softball and baseball fields.

Photography Credit:

Renders by Anahita Moshgbar