Cameron Cole Carcelén

Cameron Cole Carcelén

New York, NY, US


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Intention: to collaborate with people to improve buildings, landscapes, communities, cities, and the environment. 

Experience: cross-cultural and bilingual participatory design process with an emphasis on green building.

Philosophy: the best generative ideas for a project come from the users and the surrounding context.

Seeking: professional design and project management experience that will help me reach my goal of becoming a licensed architect. 



Universidad San Francisco (USFQ), Quito, Adjunct Instructor

Taught 2nd year design studio.
Designed syllabus, developed curriculum and taught Intro to Principles of Sustainable Design.

Aug 2013 - May 2014

Office for Historic & Patrimonial Areas, City of Quito, Quito, Historic Preservation Assistant

Reviewed drawings for proposed architectural interventions into UNESCO-protected areas; provided feedback to architects and owners; prepared recommendations for committee approval.

Prepared maps of protected buildings and areas across the Metropolitan District of Quito.

Assisted in coordination of events for Premio al Ornato architectural design award.

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012

designBridge, Eugene, OR, US, Co-manager for PR and Communications

Managed production of project portfolios; print and web media.

Sep 2011 - Jun 2012

University of Oregon Architecture and Allied Arts Department, Eugene, OR, US, Graduate Teaching Fellow

Provided support to tenured faculty, and led discussion sections for the following courses:

Introduction to Architecture
Human Context of Architecture
Architectural Contexts: Place and Culture

Sep 2010 - Dec 2011

Huerto de la Familia, Eugene, OR, US, Communications Coordinator

Wrote, translated, and did graphic design for non-profit newsletter.
Translation of various materials between English and Spanish, as needed.

Sep 2010 - Jun 2011


University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, MArch, M.Arch and Graduate Certificate of Ecological Design

Jun 2009 - Jun 2012

New York University (NYU), New York, NY, US, BA - Urban Studies

Aug 2002 - May 2006

Universidad de la Habana, Havana, Cuba, Summer Semester in Urban Studies

May 2004 - Jul 2004


Senator Mark O. Hatfield Award for Architecture and Community Service, Architecture Foundation of Oregon, Scholarship

An aware from the Architecture Foundation of Oregon that recognizes both architectural design and community service, in honor of the former senator and governor of Oregon.


Rome Scholarship for Study Abroad in Rome, University of Oregon, Scholarship


Promising Scholar Award, University of Oregon, Scholarship

Scholarship and graduate teaching fellowship awarded to graduate student who shows great promise upon admission.


Sapienza Scholarship, Scholarship


Founders Day Award, New York University, Award


Fritz Eager Award, New Canaan High School, Award

Each year, a committee of artists and art educators selects an outstanding work of art from a graduating senior of New Canaan High School.


Areas of Specialization 


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