Carlos Gastelum

Carlos Gastelum

New York, NY, US





Gensler, New York, NY, US, Job Captain

Sep 2015 - current

Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture (JPDA), Brooklyn, NY, US, Senior Designer

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015

DUNE, New York, NY, US, Product and Development Manager

High-end interiors, custom furniture and millwork design and manufacturing.

Responsibilities included oversight / direction of specific residential and commercial projects within the design department and the factory. in addition to developing new products for the company, including my own designs as well as production of designs commissioned for Dune from international architects and designers.


 * Project Architect for “Flavaboom” frozen yogurt flagship store; finalist for Best of the Year 2011 at Interior design magazine.

 * Designer of two pieces of furniture which were accepted into the Dune 2010 collection and displayed at the 2010 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF)

Mar 2009 - Sep 2014

Freelance, New York, NY, US, Drafter / Designer

I was commissioned to design and draft several projects for local contractors and millwork shops. Projects included remodeling of Woodhull hospital in Brooklyn, 2 residential projects in SOHO and various commercial buildings.

Apr 2008 - Feb 2009

Copan Asociation, Copan Ruinas, Honduras, Project Architect

I was hired by Copan Association to be the main liaison between the Honduran Institute of Tourism, the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History and the World Bank for all interventions within the architectural component of the Regional Development of the Copan Valley Project. My responsibilities included architectural design of projects ranging in size from 200 – 50,000 square feet, supervision of construction and restoration of buildings, writing terms of reference, technical specs and contracts.


Successfully designed and supervised the restoration of the Cabanas Fort (National historic Landmark) in Copan Ruinas. And the incorporation of “Casa Kinich” children’s museum.

Defined architectural guidelines for the management of the 5 most important archeological sites in Honduras.

 Defined conceptual design and supervised the final design and construction of the Regional Center of Archaeological Investigations at Copan.

Designed a Mayan Village based on archaeological data, and two interactive laboratories for the interpretation of the archaeological site "El Puente" in Honduras.

Successfully supervised the reconstruction of the “Mayan Museum of Sculpture” at Copan.

 Office director from March to May 2006

May 2004 - Apr 2008

Schools for the Children of the World, Tegucigalpa, HN, Architectural Consultant

I was responsible for training Honduran soldiers to conduct architectural surveys and physical evaluations of existing schools in several remote areas of Honduras.
The area I surveyed included approximately 25% of the land mass of Honduras though is one of the most remote and least populated areas.


 Successfully completed architectural surveys & evaluation of 412 schools in, Honduras.

 I reduced the costs of the surveys to 1/4th of the original budget by streamlining the logistics of the

 Survived treacherous remote conditions in jungle terrain with minimal resources

Sep 2003 - Dec 2003

GAVALL ARCHITECTS, Tegucigalpa, HN, Co Founder, Project Architect

Private architectural firm designing residential and commercial projects throughout Central America.
As co-founder and partner of the firm, my responsibilities included architectural design of all projects (SD, DD, CD) between 800 – 42,000 square feet, directing construction as well as writing technical specs and contracts. In addition,I was responsible for interfacing with clients throughout project design and construction.


 Designed and oversaw construction of seven private residential projects and six commercial projects
throughout Central America

 I was responsible for the growth of my company from, initially, 2 employees to 7 architects/draftsman and 30 construction workers at the peak of our success

Mar 2002 - Sep 2003


Universidad Jose Cecilio del Valle, Tegucigalpa, HN, BArch, Architecture

Valedictorian within the school of architecture, Salutatorian for the entire university class of 2001

Jan 1998 - Oct 2001

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