Nina Caldas

Nina Caldas

New York, NY, US



Graduate of Columbia College's Class of 2013, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture. Highly interested in the value of good design and the vast variety of ways it can be expressed, specifically in the forms of architecture, graphic design, and web design. Always looking to expand her current software skill-set, and has the ability to learn new software quickly and independently. Enjoys conducting independent creative projects, and has been running a food blog since 2011, featuring her own writing and photography. Highly interested in food culture and its constantly changing trends.  Looking to work in a creative environment that sets out to make a difference in the world.



Columbia University, Manhattanville Development Group, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Assisted the Manhattanville Development Group in tasks related to the development of Columbia University's Manhattanville Campus. Researched architects and designers, organized architectural drawings, and gained knowledge of construction documentation. Assisted in the creation of project chronologies and detailed FF&E packages and plans.

Jun 2012 - current

Columbia University, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, New York, NY, US, General Assistant

Performed a variety of tasks to help ensure that an orderly and pleasant study environment was maintained for students on both the undergraduate and graduate levels in Columbia University's Avery Library. Daily tasks included shelf organization and assisting patrons in locating reference materials.

Sep 2010 - May 2012

New York City Department of Buildings, New York, NY, US, Graphic Design Intern

Member of the Community Partnerships Division. Assisted a graphic artist in the preparation of large format print files and site/plan/elevation drawings for the Urban Canvas and Urban Shed projects using Adobe Illustrator.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Undergraduate student enrolled in Columbia College and member of the Barnard+Columbia Architecture department. Completed the design studio sequence and history sequence, in addition to an elective specialization in urban studies, with courses relating to urban planning, the role of public art in public space, and the development of early cities in Europe and the Americas. Completed elective interdisciplinary studio courses, one titled "Curating Architecture," and another titled "Darkness and Architecture." Completed a seminar on architectural criticism dating from the completion of the Woolworth Building to present day. Conducted an independent research project focusing on the relationship between prefabricated architecture and affordable housing in New York City, with nARCHITECTS's "My Micro NY" serving as a case study.

Sep 2009 - May 2013