Nicolas Ansara

Nicolas Ansara

Detroit, MI, US



My name is Nicolas and I have recently completed my masters degrees in Architecture and Sustainability at Arizona State University.  I was born and raised in the Detroit Metropolitan Area of Michigan.  I moved out to the desert of Arizona when I started university at eighteen years old.  Design has always been an integral part of my life.  Growing up traveling and exploring the works of world-renowned architects from the USA and globally.  I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to work with incredibly talented architects in Phoenix, Detroit, Dublin, and Cape Town.  

I hope to join a group of true innovators and shape the way humans experience spaces.  My experience lies in both residential, restaurant and commercial design.    


DesignSpace Africa, Cape Town, ZA, Sustainable Architecture and Urban Planning Intern

• Created 3D computer models for exploration and design critique of existing and planning for future projects
• Provided in-depth site analysis for multiple projects ranging from community urban upgrades to individual housing
• Identified and implemented sustainable design project goals while meeting the needs of community members
• Presented site analysis, research, and design phases to clients and teams at different scales for review

Jun 2016 - Sep 2016

Serengetee, Tempe, AZ, US, Arizona State University Campus Marketing Intern

• Designed and crafted marketing and e-marketing materials through a range medias, including social and print medias
• Increased followers on social media by more then 30% (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), resulting in increased brand awareness and sales
• Identified and initiated a collection of integrated marketing campaigns including email, print, digital, and social media throughout the Arizona State student population

Jun 2015 - May 2016

Studio NEGRI, Dublin, IE, Sustainable Architecture and Project Management Intern

• Built AUTOCAD drawings based on information provided by clients and engineers
• Developed design concepts and digital models for a variety of residential and commercial projects up to 75,000 sq. ft.
• Completed design work, including schematics, passive design implementation and cost estimates for in-house projects
• Conducted studies and projects on space planning, structural analysis, design feasibility and other architectural issues

Jun 2015 - Sep 2015


Arizona State University, Tempe Camp, AZ, US, Masters, Sustainable Solutions

Aug 2014 - May 2017

Arizona State University, Tempe Camp, AZ, US, MArch, Architecture

Jun 2014 - May 2017

Arizona State University, Tempe Camp, AZ, US, Bachelors, Entrepreneurship

Aug 2009 - May 2014

Arizona State University, Tempe Camp, AZ, US, Bachelors, Sustainability

Aug 2009 - May 2014

Arizona State University, Tempe Camp, AZ, US, Bachelors, Design Studies

Aug 2009 - May 2014


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