Nicolas Pappas

Nicolas Pappas

Los Angeles, CA, US


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With graduation pending in June, I am seeking an entry-level design position at a firm where I can utilize my creativity and passion to help create wonderful design and develop as an architect. I will be graduating Magna cum laude from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2012. I have about one year of professional experience distributed in various durations across five firms, including Morphosis, Eric Owen Moss, Ball-Nogues Studio, IwamotoScott Architecture, and SPaCe Architects. Through my academic and professional experience I have developed strong skills in the integration of digital design and physical craft. I have an obsessive desire to create works of beauty at any scale and through all media. I persistently aim to learn new tools, refine my skills, and deepen my understanding of architecture and design. I am a motivated individual and collaborative team player who brings an enthusiasm for design, a commitment to quality, and a dedication to my work. Please visit me at to learn more, thank you.

Nicolas Pappas



Morphosis Architects, Culver City, CA, US, Intern

3D print fabrication for competition design model
3D print fabrication for site context model
Digital modeling and file preparation

Mar 2012 - Mar 2012

Eric Owen Moss Architects, Culver City, CA, US, Intern

Design update correlation between digital and physical model for a creative office complex
Refurbish and repair of physical presentation model

Mar 2012 - Mar 2012

Ball-Nogues Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

File preparation and digital fabrication of site context model
Steel fabrication of multiple storage shelving units
Fabrication and set-up of new CNC router
File preparation and CNC operation for formwork fabrication
Construction of formwork for large public art installation
Preparation for steel-work for public art installation

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

SPaCe Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

Schematic design, material specifications, client presentations, and CAD drawings for an 8,500 sq.ft. Beverly Hills residence
Computer modeling, rendering, graphics, and competition boards for a Moscow theater

Jan 2011 - Jun 2011

IwamotoScott Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Intern

Design and technical development, 3D computer modeling, prototyping, and shop drawings for a 30' custom steel screen wall
Conceptual design and digital modeling for a stadium redevelopment proposal
Fabrication of custom acrylic model case
Refurbish and update of physical competition model

Oct 2010 - Dec 2010


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Graduation June 2012 // Magna cum laude
AIAS // Treasurer,
CBF // Vice President,
Best of Third Year Show // selected participant,
Cal Poly Rose Float // volunteer fabricator,
Empower Poly Coalition // club representative

Sep 2007 - current


Architecture for Humanity, Chicago Street Furniture Competition, Honorable Mention


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