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Nicholas Zarazel

Nicholas Zarazel

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Born in London, Nicholas Zarazel was raised in multiple countries including England, Spain, and the USA. He is a musician, proficient in both violin and guitar, and is a fanatic football fan and player. He has embraced the dynamic qualities of traveling, learned different languages, and engaged in various art forms to further design possibilities. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Portfolio available upon request.

Employment 

3XN, New York, NY, US, Designer

3XN is an architecture and design company with offices in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Sydney and New York.

At 3XN we believe that buildings are more than the sum of their parts and we are constantly seeking to achieve a new synthesis of design, program and context. Our buildings are uniquely matched to each project and we always seek to combine beauty, functionality and meaning by putting people at the center of design.

Research and exploration is essential to our design process as it allows us to push the boundaries of both aesthetics and functionality. We see our work as a continued series of ideas with each project building on the previous, allowing us to constantly evolve and develop our perception and approach of design.

We have an open and informal work environment where teamwork and ambition are of equal value, we are dedicated to creating a positive and open workplace were we all work together to become better at what we do.

Jun 2022 - current
 

ODP Architects, Hollywood, FL, US, Designer

The care and accuracy of our design process; our commitment to each project, regardless of scope or size; our intimate collaboration with our clients, and partners; and relationships with our vendors, craftspeople, and artists whom we challenge to execute our design intent - allow us to deliver built environments that transcend what is expected.

Our guiding principle for each undertaking is honest design. Nothing is arbitrary. Everything has a purpose.

Jan 2022 - Jun 2022
 

Supernature Labs, Miami, FL, US, Architectural Designer

Supernature Labs is a regenerative design and technology organization committed to reinventing the existing structures of the built environment, and stopping urban sprawl as we know it.

Bioplanning
A massive change in the design of cities and communities.
Supernature Labs’ Bioplanning framework reconnects urban life with nature and establishes the foundation for creating a reality in which all of life can thrive.
Bioplanning is a new paradigm in urban planning and architectural design whereby designers humble themselves to nature’s genius and begin to follow nature’s lead in how we craft the built environment.

Supercell™
A new urban model for living together with nature.
The Supercell is a modular, biophilic housing and mixed use neighborhood solution designed to merge structure and infrastructure and support healthy, equitable, and regenerative communities.

Oct 2021 - Feb 2022
 

Cataldo Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

We are Cataldo Architects. Los Angeles is home to all manner of culture but one anchors all the others. That is the bedrock culture of industry - innovation, commerce, and manufacturing. As today’s technology becomes ever more complicated, the buildings that serve these complex businesses need to be precisely designed to reconcile all these ever-changing internal systems, assembly methods, showrooms, transportation access, and distribution technologies, often operating 24-7.

Jun 2020 - Sep 2020
 

Studio D+R, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Studio D+R, is a creative group of architects and design researchers based in Los Angeles, California. We are a multidisciplinary, collaborative design research environment that encourages innovative thinking towards alleviating the current political and economic pressure in the city, focusing on computational and algorithmic techniques through a creative and continuous design process.

Resyst Home focuses on designing and building earthquake, fire, flood and pandemic resistant building structures.

May 2019 - Jul 2019
 

Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, Orlando, FL, US, Architectural Intern

Cuhaci & Peterson is a nationally recognized design firm that brings together a diverse team of planners, architects, engineers, designers, and staff with the purpose of developing the best solutions and projects for our clients. The depth of our expertise is focused in the retail, commercial and restaurant industry, and we work on projects throughout the United States and around the world.

Mar 2018 - Jul 2018
 

Wigington, Inc., Orlando, FL, US, Architectural Designer

For over twenty years, Wigington Inc. has provided a multitude of specialized services in addition to the usual full architectural, interior and engineering services. What is unusual about us is our approach. Our client's needs are our inspiration. We can customize or develop new processes accordingly and are not limited by the typical project scope. As a team partner, we offer our expertise by developing project-specific innovations using specialized skills, such as database generation, project-specific inspections including investigatory evaluations, analysis, and our expert assessments, all of which are essential processes for the success of the project all while being cost and budget conscious and environmentally aware.

May 2017 - Aug 2017
 

NIALVI LLC, Orlando, FL, US, Architectural Designer

Jan 2014 - May 2017
 

Design Studio 15, Winter Park, FL, US, Interior Design Intern

Award winning international design firm with offices in Winter Park, FL, NYC, and Seattle. Specializing in interior design and architectural detailing. Owner Principal, Shanna Gatanis.

Aug 2014 - Dec 2014
 

Education 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, M-Arch 1

Sep 2018 - Sep 2021
 

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, US, Bachelors, Design in Architecture

Aug 2014 - May 2018
 

Valencia College, Orlando, FL, US, Arts in Architecture

Aug 2012 - Aug 2014
 

Awards 

Eagle Scout, Award

Boy Scouts of America - The National Eagle Scout Association

2009
 

Areas of Specialization