Nilsen Sagastume

Nilsen Sagastume

New York, NY, US

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After graduating from Pratt's B.Arch program, I focused on working in the construction side of the field for a few years. While working in facade fabrication, I discovered the exhilaration of investigating and expanding upon existing building systems.

Currently, I am interested in merging the design sensibilities practiced in school with the practical knowledge acquired from working in the field. Hence, I look forward to being exposed to an abundance of new knowledge, people and experiences as I continue to grow as a designer. 


Ciardullo Architecture & Engineering, New York, Designer

CA&E is a firm that specializes in school design for the city as a frequent collaborator with New York City's School Construction Authority. The position of Junior Designer requires being able to switch between multiple projects at a swift pace to ensure the completion of any given phase throughout the design and construction process.

Nov 2018 - current

Essex Works Ltd., New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Essex Works is a fabricator of pre-cast and glass-fiber-reinforced-concrete. The company specializes in facade renovation of Historical Landmark Buildings. Being a project manager required working closely with contractors and other clients, such as building owners and architects, to oversee the replacement of deteriorated stone, such as terracotta. This included site surveys to draft, problem solve and communicate the design and installation details of our product on top of managing our production schedule.

Aug 2015 - Sep 2018

West New York Restoration of CT, Inc., New York, Freelance Draftsman

WNY of CT is a contractor specializing in building exteriors around the New York City area. The position required performing site surveys and submitting shop drawings to coordinate layout and installation details from various parties, such as waterproofing, stonework, skylights, etc.

Oct 2017 - Apr 2018


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2010 - May 2015

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