Joshua Carrelo Mendez

Joshua Carrelo Mendez

Nashville, TN, US



I am passionate about design and creativity, and the use of these to find solutions to problems being faced by society. I believe architecture has the potential to instigate, or at the very least, promote and inspire social change. I graduated from Cornell University's Bachelor of Architecture degree program. I have traveled to many places and learned through seeing, listening, drawing, and writing. I seek to use creativity, art, and design in the pursuit of a career.

A selection of my work can be found organized into several portfolios at

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Hernandez-Eli Architecture, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

As an employee of HE I participate in meetings with clients, contractors, and consultants in order to best serve the team while developing a project's design. I work closely with the heads of the practice to find design solutions, create construction documents, and check up on projects during the construction phase. I have worked on projects of multiple scales, from interior renovations to a full, five-story gut renovation of a Chelsea townhouse. The opportunity to work with the HE team has been one providing growth, learning, and challenges that have made me a better team member, better at time management, and a better designer.

Sep 2016 - current

CallisonRTKL, New York, NY, US, Associate

While at CallisonRTKL, I worked on primarily on Chanel store projects, as well as the occasional work on Dior, Piaget, and Stella Mc Cartney. I was responsible for drawing construction documents, researching code, developing schematic sketches, and working on drawings of construction details. My time at CallisonRTKL allowed me to see how a project was developed post schematic design, how the construction administration process worked, and how to take an idea and develop it so that it is build able.

Aug 2015 - Apr 2016

scalar Architecture, New York, NY, US, Intern

As an intern my responsibilities were to help out in any way I could. I worked on 3-D modeling in Rhino, construction documents, conceptual schemes, and visual representation.

Sep 2014 - Nov 2014

Eiunadi Center at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, Graphic Designer

My responsibilities were to develop invitations, pamphlets, advertisements, posters, etc. for various speakers coming to speak to Cornell University through the Eiunadi Center. The overall goal was to create a visual identity for the Eiunadi Center.

Nov 2012 - Mar 2013


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Jun 2010 - May 2015

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