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RICKY MARTINEZ

ARCHITECTURAL INTERN 

I was born and raised in the border city of Laredo, Texas. Growing up, I knew I wanted to broaden my horizons.  I also thought I would grow up to do something with art.  I was constantly drawing and had a knack for math in middle school and high school, so I thought architecture was a good combination of the two.  After graduating from high school, I took classes at a community college in Austin.  I eventually transferred to UTSA where I began my journey into the world of architecture.  I came to love the projects that were given to me and the thought process that was needed in order to complete them.  I quickly learned that it wasn’t just about creating something arbitrarily beautiful or aesthetically pleasing—but it was about defining the problem, collecting information, and working on a solution.  By the time I was in my second year of architecture school, I realized I didn’t know what I would be doing if it wasn’t for architecture.  

A year before graduating, I studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain for 3 months.  It was my first trip out of the country and out of Texas.  I fell in love with the city of Barcelona!  It was an eye opening experience—not only in terms of architecture but also in terms of what the world has to offer.  I returned to the States to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture in the summer of 2015 and joined GSBS shortly after.

In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, going out, trying new places to eat, discovering new music to listen to and bicycling. 

Notable Projects with GSBS:
• Trophy Club Joint Municipal Complex


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