Madison Castello

Madison Castello


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Owner of MADstudio, LLC

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B.A. in Architecture, certificate in Technology, Arts and Media

Multi-disciplinary designer experienced in architecture, 3d visualization, and graphic design.


MADstudio!, Colorado, USA, Owner & CEO

Design studio specializing in high-quality architectural visualizations and creative design solutions.

May 2020 - current

RHAP architecture + planning, Boulder, CO, US, Architectural Designer

Performed code research for residential and commercial developments.
Developed conceptual designs, diagrams, and renderings for site analysis and client presentations.
Prepped and revised detailed construction documents for permit submittal.
Incorporated interior details in technical drawings, managed communications with project interior designer, and produced all interior styling for 3D visualizations.
Created photo-realistic 3D renderings, animations, and 360 panoramas for client marketing materials and presentations.
Integrated new technologies including virtual reality, 360 panoramas, 3D modeling and texture software for renderings.
Managed company branding: designed the company website, created and maintained social media accounts, and produced marketing materials.

Jul 2018 - Mar 2020

ENVD Designers Without Boundaries, Boulder, CO, US, Scholarship President

Lead the Designers Without Boundaries board and scholarship organization.
Oversaw meetings, events, student communications, and volunteering opportunities.
Managed ENVD silent auction to raise funds for DWB scholarship recipients.
Regularly attended meetings for student organization leaders in order to represent DWB and maintain relationships in the design community.

Aug 2017 - May 2019

ENVD Peer Mentors, Boulder, CO, US, Design Mentor

The Emerging Leaders Program in Environmental Design focuses on academic enhancement and preparation through new student mentor ship. As a mentor I assisted students in task management, file organization, adobe suite programs, meeting assignment deadlines, and conceptualizing project designs.

Aug 2017 - Aug 2018

CEDaR, Boulder, CO, US, Graphic Design Intern

The Community Engagement Design and Research (CEDaR) organization works at community and regional scales to emphasize issues of sustainability, planning, and design of housing and public spaces. As a graphic design intern for CEDaR, my main responsibility was to design a book of student work for publishing.

Jan 2017 - Jan 2018


University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design

Environmental Design, Architecture
Focused on design and development with awareness of aesthetic, ethical, social, economic and environmental concerns.

Technology, Arts, & Media (TAM) Certification
Provided a fundamental understanding of information technology and digital media production and its impacts upon society.

Aug 2015 - May 2019


CU Graduation with Distinction, Award

Students graduate “With Distinction” if they have at least 30 credit hours completed at the University of Colorado Boulder and have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher for all course work completed at the University of Colorado.


AIAS Colorado North Chapter Scholarship, Scholarship

A prestigious scholarship awarded to an undergraduate based on financial need in pursuit of an architectural education.


CU Commitment to Service Award, Award

This award goes to a Disability Services student staff member who has been with DS for at least one year and has excelled and contributed to the office in a meaningful way. And to honor commitment to CU Boulder and people with disabilities.


P.E.O. Chapter CZ Scholarship, Scholarship

The P.E.O. Chapter CZ, Boulder Scholarship is awarded to qualified women who have successfully completed one year of matriculation in an accredited university.


Designers Without Boundaries Community Service Award, Award

Awarded by Designers Without Boundaries (DWB) through the program of environmental design.


CU Boulder Transfer Excellence Scholarship, Scholarship

This award is granted to undergraduate residents and out-of-state students transferring to CU Boulder with a cumulative college GPA of 3.75 or better and who have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of college course work after high school graduation (or equivalent).


CU ENVD Dean's List, Award

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences who have completed at least 12 credit hours of CU-Boulder course work for a letter grade in any single semester with a term GPA of 3.75 or better are included on the dean’s list and receive a notation on their transcript and a letter from the dean.


Designers Without Boundaries, Scholarship

Designers Without Boundaries (DWB) is an academic scholarship program for first-generation and underrepresented students in the Program in Environmental Design.


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