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September 13, 2018

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Diana Matei

a r c h i t e c t

****** Cluj-Napoca, Romania


Date / Place of birth: 1992-10-25 / Cluj-Napoca

Nationality: Romanian

Driving license: B

Work experience

Architect at S.C. arhiDetailS S.R.L., Cluj-Napoca

August 2018 – present

Architectural planning, Urban planning, Site supervision, 3D modeling, 3D rendering Architectural Intern at ateliercetrei S.R.L., Cluj-Napoca October 2017 – March 2018

Urban planning, Architectural planning, Interior architecture, Architectural design, Interior design, Object design, 3D modeling, 3D rendering Crew lider at Big Build 2017, Bacau (Habitat for Humanity Romania) September 2017- October 2017

Construction on site

Site coordinator/ crew leader/ volunteer for building single-family houses at BIG BUILD 2017 (36 houses in 5 days)

Architectural Intern at Hiperform S.R.L, Cluj-Napoca, Romania July 2016 – August 2016

Architectural planning, Architectural design, 3D modeling, 3D rendering, Construction authorization documentation

Architecture student in practice at CERC Boldești-Scăeni Resource Center

(OMV Petrom), Prahova, Romania

July 2014 – August 2014

Construction on site

Crew leader/ volunteer for building CERC Boldești-Scăeni Resourse Center (the first total passive house in Romania), Prahova, Romania

Education and training

Bachelor of Architecture – BArch & Master of Architecture – MArch, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

2012 – 2018

Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Master of Architecture – MArch,

Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea 2016 – 2017

Higher Technical School of Architecture, San Sebastian, Spain Baccalaureate Diploma,

‘Onisifor Ghibu‘ High School, Cluj-Napoca

2008 – 2012

Mathematics and Computer Science

Articles / Publications

Falling into the sky

Festival des Architectures Vives 2017, Montpellier, France - EMOTION Matei, D - Higher Technical School of Architecture, Universidad del Pais Vasco, San Sebastian, Spain (2017). ‘Falling into the sky' Festival des Architectures Vives 2017. Emotion: 40-44.

ISBN: 979-10-94124-03-1

HUB - incubator de creaţie şi inovaţie (HUB - creation and innovation incubator) igloo. habitat & arhitectura 159

Matei, D. & Guranda, R. (2015). HUB - incubator de creaţie şi inovaţie” Igloo. Habitat & Arhitectură: Design vegetal 159: 24. ISSN: 1583-7688 Workshops and Juries

Crew leader/ site coordinator/ volunteer - Big Build 2017, Romania September 2017- October 2017

Construction on site, Habitat for Humanity Romania Workshop participant selected through contest at Higher Technical School of Architecture - International Congress EFIB/AEIP Soil and Water Bioengineering, Spain

9 - 11 November 2016

URA Agencia Vasca del Agua and Basque Government - Departamento de Medio Ambiente y Politica Territorial

Volunteer - CERC Boldeşti-Scăeni, Romania

July 2014 – August 2014

OMV Petrom & Sustainability Center for Built Environment, Habitat for Humanity, Romania Awards

2nd Prize [team] – ‘Space Capsule’

January 2018

Ministry of Culture of Romania, Romanian Cultural Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania, Union of Architects of Romania

National contest for the selection of the project that will represent Romania at the 16th edition of the International Architectural Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia 2018

( 1st Prize [team] - ‘Falling into the sky’

June 2017

Higher Technical School of Architecture, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain

Competition for selection of the installation for ‘Festival des Architectures Vives 2017’, Montpellier, France

*built project

1st Prize [drawing] - ‘Simbolistica mărţişorului’

March 2010

Transylvania College and Cluj-Napoca City Hall, Romania Promoting ‘Mărţişor’ between the sister cities: Cluj-Napoca, Romania & Rockford,IL,USA Exhibitions

Exhibitor - project ‘Falling into the sky’ at Festival des Architectures Vives 2017, Montpellier, France

13-18 July 2017

Association Champ Libre, Montpellier, France

Exhibition competition - architecture installation Exhibitor – project ‘Lady ZAZA’ at ‘Zilele Arhitecturii’ – ZA Crossing Borders 15 - 18 May 2013

Association of Students of Architecture Cluj-Napoca (AStA) FAU – exhibition of students’ architecture projects Skills

ArchiCAD – proficient user

Adobe Photoshop – proficient user

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Illustrator

Microsoft Office



Artlantis Studio


Architectural Design

Urban Planning

3D Modeling

Graphic Design

UI/UX Design


Interior Design

Landscape Architecture

Product Design


Furniture Design


Foreign Languages


Proficient user

*Cambridge Advanced Certificate, Score: B, 2010


Independent user


Basic user


Folk Dancing – dancer at ‘Romanasul’ student folk dance group of Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (2007 - present)

Society Dancing

Tennis playing



Drawing & Painting



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