Nic Buccalo

Nic Buccalo

Brooklyn, NY, US



From the youngest of age, I understood what I wanted to achieve in life, and that was to build a world in which people would have an heightened experience in their built environment and one that would take their breath away, whether it was walking down a hallway or exiting a street into a plaza overlooking a city center. 

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At SimpleTwig, we support in-office education, fair compensation, flexible hours and an extended family, on a mission, one twig at a time.


SimpleTwig, New York, NY, US, Principal

Principal of SimpleTwig Architecture, owned by Architect Nicholas Buccalo, provided Full Architectural Services including Architectural Design, Construction Documents, Construction Administration and Inspections for Residential, Retail, Commercial, Office and Mixed-Use building types around the world. Worked well with consultants, inspectors, and staff on multiple projects simultaneously.

Mr. Buccalo's expertise includes integrating code and zoning, and applying full coordination between structural, mechanical, plumbing and electrical component; and, construction means and methods with an acute understanding of materials, makes Mr. Buccalo an invaluable resource for any company. He has applied this to a variety of projects ranging from small renovations to multi-billion dollar mixed use urban developments. He understands people, design and architecture and applies only the best to every project. A quick review of his online portfolio, you'll understand that it's rare to find an Architect who has such a variety of real world projects under his belt.

May 1993 - current

SimpleTwig Rendering, New York, NY, US, Principal

Established in 1993, SimpleTwig Rendering was devoted to making beautiful Architectural Illustrations. Mr. Buccalo is an expert with the latest hardware and software on both Mac and PC. Projects include AirTrain, IBM, West Point, Battery Park City, NYC schools and many others.

May 1993 - current

John Burgee Architects with Philip Johnson, P.C.,, New York, NY, US, Project Architect and Project Designer

Project Architect, Designer and Administrator for many projects including Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall (NYC), America's Exposition Pavilion (NYC), Brisbane Tower (Australia), Check Point Charlie Business Center (Berlin), Prague Center Master Plan, Boyd Medical Center (Houston), Figeroa Office Tower (Los Angeles), Capitol Mall Office & Hotel Tower Complex (Sacramento), Takashimaya on 5th Avenue (NYC) and others.

Oct 1988 - Dec 1992

DiMella Shaffer Associates, Boston, MA, US, Project Designer & Architect

Co-Designer for Northwoods Office Tower and Project Manager and Administration experience on many other projects including Digital Equipment Corp., Thirwood Place Elderly Housing Complex and the Ipswich Country Club & Golf Resort. Previously known as Huygens, DiMella Shaffer with partner Rem Huygens.

Jan 1987 - Jan 1988

Goody Clancy, Boston, MA, US, Project Designer

Designer for Tent City Residential Complex in Boston, Massachusetts. Consisting of a Mid-rise and townhouse-like buildings, a parking garage, lobby, day care and other amenities, Nicholas Buccalo was the designer for the entire project, from conception to layout of each unit and underground parking garage, including the roads, gardens, disposition and massing, and, structural integration, features and other aspects that make Tent City what it is today.

Jan 1986 - Jan 1987


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, Architecture

Graduate School of Design: Architecture

Sep 1984 - Jun 1986

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, BArch, Architecture

Knowlton School of Architecture: Architecture. Minor in Art History.

Sep 1979 - Jun 1983


Architecture In Perspective, Award

Several AIP (Architecture In Perspective) Awards for Excellence in Architectural Illustration


Cabrini Green Housing Redesign - Chicago, Honorable Mention

By the Chicago Tribune, our entry emphasized 'Integration, not Segregation' and express in Architecture, income, and urban integration.


GSD Washington Street Office Competition Winner, 1st Place

Redesign of the facade for a Washington Street mid-century mid-rise in Boston, MA. Sponsor and judging was Harvard University.


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