As an architectural and visual designer, Pilar creates images, animations, and virtual reality experiences that support the design process and inspire our clients. She leads the visualization efforts for her team in Boston on multi-residential, student housing, and workplace projects using technology including 3dsMax, Lumion, Enscape, and more. As an architect, she’s interested in the effect that the built environment has on human health.
One of Pilar’s favorite projects so far has been Dream Lab, a research-focused initiative where her team is designing and implementing a sleep-promoting hotel guest bedroom. Using smart home technology and following human circadian needs, the room manages temperature, sound, and light color and intensity.
A fan of all things art, Pilar used to paint portraits but hasn’t had time for those in a while. Instead, she’s illustrating a children’s book about how houses are built. Inspired by the many questions that her five and nine-year-old daughters ask about how things work inside a home. Additionally, Pilar is part of a team of public health scientists at Tufts University researching the negative health impacts of noise and polluted air from heavy traffic in several Boston-area neighborhoods.