Gabriel Castro-Andrade is an Ecuadorian and Catracho American hailing from Highland Ave in Orange, NJ. He is a Master of Architecture Candidate '25 with a primary research focus on the dynamics of labor, grief, and migration upon the built envrioment across geo-political territories (across the Americas). His design work, within both studio and professional practice, draws from multi-scalar relationships between the interior and urban as an amalgamation of construction and self-recognition.
Previous to MIT, arriving from the University of Virginia, with a B.S. in Pre-Professional Architecture, Gabriel's studies were anchored between Architecture and Architectural History, with a specialization in urban cybernetics. He has worked for firms such as Ennead Architects, New Affiliates, and Seviva Design, developing projects ranging from urban design, architecture, interiors, and digital interfaces (UI/UX). Beyond practice, Gabriel has operated as a design researcher in urban policy, and as educator for both university-level students and middle schoolers.