Gabriel Castro-Andrade

M.Arch Canidate 25'

Hello! My name is Gabriel Castro-Andrade, and I am a Master's Candidate in Architecture. I am the son of immigrants by my Mother and the many figures that played in my upbringing on Highland block in Orange, NJ. Like the nomads that came before me, I use the resource of my context to establish myself and lay the foundations for more of my people to come. I come to MIT with honors from the University of Virginia and distinguishments in Design Excellence and Empathy based approaches.

I am a designer by trade, with work concentrated in architecture, interior, and digital UI/UX. Currently, my work is for both commercial and community-based establishments. However, I am working to leverage these clients to work for communities close to my heart: Low-Income communities of Immigrants [specifically Latin and Caribbean, like my home]. Until then I play my role as a designer, mentor, and educator.