Lucas Velle

Lucas Velle

New York, NY, US




I have always had a strong interest in design even before I knew what architecture was. Since then, I have taken every opportunity to translate that interest into a full-fledged passion for architectural excellence and design.

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SBLM Architects (Summer 2013), see employment.

UrbanBuild, New Orleans, LA (Spring 2013)

Student led project in which we designed + built an outdoor market/pavilion over a year. Built in Central City, the project added programmatic diversity and brought community investment to the low-income area. We designed six movable (in-house welded) vending pods to turn the site into an outdoor market and pavilion.

Danish Institute of Studies (DIS), Copenhagen, Denmark (Fall 2012)

While abroad I designed and constructed a chair using 200 wooden cogs. The chair holds a curved form when in tension and rolls up when the tension is released. Images were used for the wood companies advertisements.

Architect’s Week, New Orleans, LA (Fall 2011)

I led a team of five students to design and construct a 1-week instillation intended to inspire thoughtful student interaction on campus. The project was placed on Tulane’s campus and featured in ArchDaily.


SBLM Architects, New York, NY, US, Design Architect (intern)

Hired to help bolster the firm’s creative and rendering capability. I worked exclusively on a response to an RFP by the New Jersey City University (NJCU). NJCU was expanding its science and engineering programs. I designed two renderings and a floor plan to accompany the credential and written RFP.

May 2013 - Jul 2013

BlackRock Partners, New York, NY, US, Construction Manager / Carpenter

I design and build private and group offices on multiple 6,000 sq ft. floors at 545 West 45th. This
includes initial client meetings, landlord approval and design to complete build-out.

Jan 2009 - Jan 2013


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, MArch, Architecture Masters

Tulane University School of Architecture, New Orleans, LA (2009 - 2014)
Master’s of Architecture (M.Arch), Minor in Urban Studies (2014). GPA: 3.3

Danish Institute of Studies (DIS), Copenhagen, Denmark (Fall 2012)
Studied Copenhagen’s sustainable architectural and build practices. Additional focus on woodworking.

Aug 2009 - May 2014


Graduated with Honors, 1st Place


Thesis MINIhattan awarded a honorable mention for excellence in design., 1st Place


Work Featured in Tulane Universities Charrette Magazine, 1st Place


Won a Revit driven design competition for a concept of an affordable, sustainable, pre-fab shot-gun house., 1st Place


Selected to work on Tulane Universities UrbanBuild 08 in New Orleans, 1st Place


Areas of Specialization