Nicolas Pappas

Nicolas Pappas

Los Angeles, CA, US


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Architectural designer with five years of experience primarily in the commercial office and hospitality sectors.  Works at a variety of scales from small installations to multi-tower mega developments.  Passionate about exploring the intersection between digital design and physical craft.  



Gensler, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Hard Rock Hotel - Cancun // Concept Design - Design Development
Mayfair Hotel Renovation - Los Angeles // Construction Documentation
US Bank Tower Renovation - Los Angeles // Design Development - Construction Documentation
Metropolis - Los Angeles // Schematic Design - Design Development

Jul 2012 - Aug 2016

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


Areas of Specialization 


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