Nicolas Carcelen Espinosa

Nicolas Carcelen Espinosa

Ridgefield, CT, US

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Trained as an architect (B.Arch. and M.Sc.), I have worked as a designer and project manager across scales in a variety of contexts. My objective is to continue learning throughout my career while contributing my design and project management skills, and collaborating with all involved team members to produce outstanding work.


Bavier Design, LLC, Rowayton, CT, US, Project Manager & Designer

Design and management of corporate, retail, health care, educational and hospitality projects from pre-design through construction administration.
Coordinate with engineers (structural, civil, AV, HVAC, IT, etc.), owner’s representatives, general contractors, subcontractors/trades, and municipal agencies to ensure successful realization of projects.

Client list includes: McKinsey Training Center; Jagermeister Headquarters; JoJo Maman Bebe retail stores; Hildene Capital Management Offices; Upward Hartford Co-living; Coldwell Banker Greenwich; Pinnacle School; LaKota Oaks; Marriott Hotel; Atlas Air; Anholt Services USA.

Jun 2015 - current

YACHAY, Quito, Ecuador, Manager + Project Architect

Oversaw the design and construction of 12 educational and 30 residential buildings
and associated public green spaces.
Developed the master plan for the 11,000-acre new city, including: Urban Layout; Land Use Plan; Mobility Plan.
Carried out impact studies of various proposed projects.

Jun 2012 - Jul 2014

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, Assistant Studio Instructor + Visiting Critic

Second year Architectural Design Studio

Sep 2011 - Jun 2012

City of Quito, Quito, Ecuador, Architect + Project Manager

Managed a team of eight designers, which designed and carried out projects including the National Soccer Team Training Center; BRT transit terminals; parks and plazas; bike lanes and ecological corridors.

Aug 2003 - Jul 2009


Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, Masters, Masters in International Cooperation: Sustainable Emergency Architecture

Coursework addressed three main topics: international cooperation, sustainable development, and emergency architecture in the context of the ever-growing impact of climate change, military conflicts, rapid urbanization and economic crises. The program emphasized holistic solutions that integrate interdisciplinary knowledge and citizen participation.

The program is a second-year option within the Mundus Urbano Master Programme, forming part of the Erasmus Mundus European Cooperation Programme.

Sep 2010 - Jun 2011

Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany, Masters, Master of Science in International Cooperation and Urban Develeopment

This interdisciplinary program is jointly offered by four European universities, with the support of the Erasmus Programme of the European Union, and addresses the dynamic challenges faced throughout the world due to rapid urbanization processes. Multidisciplinary coursework is rooted in architecture, urban planning, sociology, public administration, and other fields.

The program is the first year of the Mundus Urbano Master Programme, part of the Erasmus Mundus European Cooperation Programme.

Sep 2009 - Jun 2010

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito, EC, BArch, Architecture

Professional Architecture degree.

Sep 1995 - Mar 2003


2009 Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, Scholarship

Award for study in the European Union. This scholarship enabled me to pursue a dual masters in Germany and Spain.


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