Mateo Antonio de Cardenas

Mateo Antonio de Cardenas

New York, NY, US

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I am an experienced architect with several decades of experience in the US as well as Europe, holding various roles such as design architect and project manager. I have worked on a number of large scales projects, I covered roles as Team Lead for areas or responsibility that included design of infrastructural components, retail and public spaces, consultant coordination in all disciplines, life safety and code compliance, planning approval and conformity, preparation of Memoranda of Understanding, and Consultant Agreements, assembling Design Teams for new job proposals and assisting the preparation of fee proposal, schedules and project staffing. I also assisted in preparation of marketing materials and editing copy for submissions. I have spent most of my 7years working on large complex multi-use projects with many interlocking and complex components. I am accustomed to working closely with the firm leaders in accomplishing both design and projects goals. Working with younger staff and building a collaborative and creative team environment is one of the most satisfying aspects of a project.


Rafael Viñoly Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Project Manager and Team Leader on 7 million sf Mixed-Use Development, 2410 residential units, 50% affordable, 1.9m sf office space, 300k sf commercial retail on multilevels, 9k car below ground and structured parking, and a public/private green roof. Led teams responsible for parking structures, retail spaces, cores and all back of house spaces, and interior public spaces for 7 residential buildings along with a full site underground parking garage. Led space planning and development of entertainment program: Multiplex Cinema, Hockey rink, bowling alley, restaurants, and fitness club. Coordinated engineering consultants at infrastructure levels
for MEP, FP, IT/AV, Acoustics, Security, Parking, Vertical Transportation and Life Safety. Schematic Design through Construction Documents.

May 2016 - Apr 2023

Weiss/Manfredi, New York, NY, US, Senior Architect / Project Architect

Senior Architect on a number of commercial, educational and performing arts projects.

Mar 2011 - Feb 2016

Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York, NY, US, Senior Architect / Project Leader

Senior Architect / Project Leader on performing arts, educational and cultural projects.

Sep 2005 - Nov 2010


Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Venice, IT, MArch, Diploma di Architettura

Degree in architecture.

Jul 1993 - Jul 1997

Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London, GB, Extension Studies Architecture

Post-graduate studies, not degree program.

Jan 1991 - Sep 1992

The Cooper Union, New York, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Architectural degree program

Sep 1980 - May 1986