Margarita Nielsen-Palacios

Margarita Nielsen-Palacios

Winter Haven, FL, US


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Margarita Nielsen-Palacios, Architect, Winter Haven, FL, US, Architect

Design Consultant for Wallis Murphey Boyington Architects in design-build project for a youth camp/sports complex, for which I was responsible for schematic design of residential, administrative, dining/multiuse buildings as well as maintenance, horse barn and concesion facilities, through preparation of construction documents.

Design consultant for Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind, Tampa: interior and exterior color and finish overhaul of existing headquarters.

Contract work for interior designer and for local architectural firm.

Jan 2012 - current

Gibson & Associates, Architects, Inc., Vero Beach, FL, US, Project architect

Part time position in well established firm specializing in high-end residential projects.
Acting as project architect to develop principal's concepts into construction documents for new projects, and assisting in preparation of selected archival projects into website, suitable for purchase.

Dec 2012 - Aug 2013

Wallis Murphey Boyington Architects Inc., Lakeland, FL, US, Project Architect

Participated in wide variety of project types: residential (high end and low-income), business, institutional (assisted living facilities), and educational (elementary and college) from conceptual design through construction administration.
Proposed design concept to principals and developed same with their input.
Assisted with code research, fee structure, quality control.
Coordinated information to and from consultants and general contractors.

Sep 2005 - Oct 2011

Margarita Nielsen-Palacios, Architect, P.A., President

Offered architectural services for renovations, additions and new construction of residential and commercial projects.
• Private residences.
• Dermatology Office, remodeling

Jan 1994 - Sep 2005

Palm Coast Development of Vero Beach, Inc., Vero Beach, FL, US, Director of Design

Headed the Design Department responsible for design development and construction document production of high end custom and speculative residential projects.

Jan 2001 - Mar 2002


University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US, Architecture

Completed courses on Architectural Professional Practice to satisfy requirement from Board of Architecture and Interior Design of Florida, in pursuit of state registration as architect.

Jan 1989 - Aug 1989

Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, VE, BArch, Architecture

6-year Professional Degree, Architecture.
Thesis: “Universalism and Regionalism in Architecture- Embassy of Venezuela in Washington, D.C.”

Sep 1978 - Oct 1985

George Washington University, Washington, DC, US/ Mount Vernon College, none

Fortunate to attend as freshman to study English, Calculus, Architectural Drafting and Photography, among other subjects.
Returned to Venezuela to study Architecture.

Sep 1977 - Jun 1978

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