Felipe Colin Jr

Felipe Colin Jr

New York, NY, US

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- Born and raised in Omaha, NE.

  - Received a Bachelor Degree of Science in Design (BSD) from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in May 2012. 

- Received Masters of Architecture Degree from Parsons New School of Design in 2015.

- Has lived and worked in NYC for the past 12 years.

- Currently working towards licensure. 



Studio Joseph, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer

May 2022 - current

Self - Employed, New York, NY, US , Architectural Designer

Architectural Designer who has worked at multi-discipline practices that provide an array of architectural services to civic, public, and private clients. Has worked in various roles ranging from Designer, Project Manager to Studio Director. Excited to use the skill sets acquired over the years to collaborate with like minded companies and designers to promote and engage in smart, sustainable and creative projects.

Oct 2021 - current

David Bers Architecture, New York, NY, US, Associate Architect

Jan 2022 - Apr 2022

Neal Beckstedt Studio, New York, NY, US, Studio Director / Project Manager

I worked as both Studio Director and Project Manager at Neal Beckstedt Studio, a New York City based boutique interior design practice founded by Neal Beckstedt in 2010. Within these roles, and head of the architectural side of the company, I had the opportunity of working throughout all phases of the design process, focusing primarily on Material Research, Construction Documents, Project Specifications and Construction Administration. As Studio Director, I was responsible for Project Staffing, Scheduling, Client relations, and overseeing all active projects throughout the office; among other things.

While my time at NBS, I was project manager of quite a range of projects, which included, but not limited to :

- a two story penthouse apartment renovation on Park Avenue
- a loft apartment renovation in Dumbo
- a single family home renovation project, built in 1994 in Sagaponack, NY
- a four story brownstone renovation project on W 12st
- a facade + lobby renovation project on Madison Ave
- a carriage house + landscape project in Crown Heights, Brooklyn
- a one bedroom apartment renovation project in Gramercy Park

Sep 2020 - Oct 2021

1100 Architect, New York, NY, US, Designer

I’ve had the pleasure of working at 1100 Architect, a New York City and Frankurt based architecture firm founded by David Piscuskas and Juergen Riehm in 1983. At 1100, my primary contribution was for the design and administration of the office’s largest and fastest interior renovation project in NYC, Standard Industries. Working alongside a large team, which included Principles and Project Managers, I worked on revising Construction Documents, reviewing Submittals, and approving Shop Drawings. I was simultaneously the project's lead for the design and administration of the entire Security System for the 23,000 sq. ft. renovation project. This included the design of all doors, door hardware, wall assemblies, IT closets and server rooms.

Sep 2019 - Jun 2020

LEVENBETTS, New York, NY, US, Intermediate Architect

I worked as both Project Architect and Project Manager at LEVENBETTS, a New York City based architecture practice founded by David Leven and Stella Betts in 1997. Within these roles, I had the opportunity of working throughout all phases of the design process, focusing primarily on Material Research, Construction Documents, Project Specifications and Construction Administration. I administered the construction of the East Flatbush Public Library, an 8,000 sq. ft. renovation project, LEVENBETTS’ first awarded NYC public project in 2014. As project lead for the library beginning in 2016, I guided the project from 50% Construction Documents through 100% Bid Documents, while simultaneously being the point of contact between client, consultants, and city agencies.

While taking on East Flatbush, I maintained my contribution to the design and administration of multiple projects, ranging in various scales. Projects such as Cornell University’s Weill Hall, an 8,300 sq. ft. renovation project, where my responsibilities involved coordinating CD Sets, reviewing Submittals, approving Shop Drawings and administering the final phases of the construction. SA House, a 2,070 sq. ft. single family home located in Hillsdale, NY, which is currently being built. As well as the fabrication and installation of a series of public benches located in the Miami Design District, in which I held direct communication with the client, the Miami Design District Associates, contractor, and fabricator -- Concreteworks; a fabrication studio based out of San Francisco, CA.

Toward the end of my time at LEVENBETTS, I led the design, fabrication, and installation of Zoid, a structure that is part of a series of curated architectural installations at Art Omi located in Ghent, NY. As project lead, I oversaw the design and created a series of drawings that were implemented throughout both the fabrication and installation phases of the project. These drawings focused on details, sequencing strategies, panelization and assembly diagrams; allowing for the project to be fabricated within 2 months and assembled in 5 days. Zoid was awarded both the Jury Award and Popular Vote at the 2018 Architizer A+ Awards under the Cultural-Pavilion category. It has continued to attract people and various types of activities over the years, some of which include a wedding and a commercial showcasing the Birkenstock 1774 collection.

Mar 2014 - Sep 2019

Abruzzo Bodziak Architects, New York, Intern Architect

May 2013 - Jul 2013

Parsons The New School for Design - ARC (3D Print Lab), New York, NY, US, Student Worker

Nov 2012 - Apr 2013

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Crete Planning and Design Pilot Project, Lincoln, NE and Crete, NE, Intern Architect

The internship was focused on creating a detailed and accurate city plan drawing of Crete, NE for the city to use for future development. The internship was supervised by both UNL Architecture Faculty members, David Karle and Sara Thomas. Responsibilities included: daily site measuring of Downtown Crete and producing accurate and detailed drawings, creating a 3d Model of the city, meeting with community leaders and community residents.

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012

Designers' Ink, Lincoln, NE, US, Intern Architect

Assisted Perry Gauthier, founder of Designers' Ink, in residential and commercial projects. Managed two other interns and supervised all presented material. Met with clients, produced renderings and created schematic and final floor plans.

Jun 2012 - Jul 2012


The New School, New York, NY, US, MArch, School of Constructed Environments

I received my M.Arch from Parsons The New School for Design in May 2015. During my time there I was part of the 2014 Design Workshop, a studio that provides pro bono architectural and construction services to nonprofit organizations while giving graduate students the opportunity to see a project develop from schematic design through construction. That year we designed and built two pavilions for the Sunset Park Pool Center run by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Under the leadership of Alfred Zollinger, we were responsible for Construction Documents, Shop Drawings, client relations, full scale mockups, and presentations, one of which was to Landmarks Preservation Commission at City Hall.

Aug 2012 - current

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, US, BArch, College of Architecture

Aug 2008 - May 2012


2020 AIANY Design Awards : Installation and Exhibition, Award

"ZOID comes out of a geometric study centered around an asymmetrical trapezoidal shape - hence the name ZOID. ZOID is a shelter arrayed around a courtyard. ZOID posits a way of living —somewhere between a pavilion..."


Architizer A+ Awards 2019 : Cultural-Pavilion | Finalist + Jury Award + Popular Vote, Award

"ZOID is a shelter arrayed around a courtyard. ZOID posits a way of living – somewhere between a house and a campsite - focused on basic elements needed to live in the world. Both a stripped down shelter and a “proto-proto-type”...


ArchDaily Easter Egg Design Contest - New York, NY, Other

AD Easter Egg Design Contest - New York, NY
2017 - Finalist : Dom-Ino Egg


Beton Hala Waterfront Competition - Jury Recommendation, Other

"With the general aim to create an integrated urban infrastructure, the proposal for the Beton Hala Waterfront competition by office ReduX creates a way to produce a provocative architectural vision. As programs, spaces and typologies are interwoven, this center is a vision of the future progression of Belgrade as a hub for business and culture. As a result, this allows residents and visitors to experience an ultimate experience of the past, present, and future. More images and architects’ description after the break." -


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