Julio Carvajal Jr

Julio Carvajal Jr

New York, NY, US



Architect Julio C. Carvajal has been named the winner of the 2000 AIA Urban design in the Arts of NY. AIA recognizes American-Ecuadorian-Italian who have made outstanding contributions to Urban Architecture and the arts through their creative efforts and accomplishments, a graduate of Columbia University School of Architecture & Engineering.

Julio C Carvajal is the most prominent architect practicing in both International and the United States. His architecture and urban design work represent a style informed by nature. By resisting ornamentation and exaggeration, Carvajal combines the minimalist ideals of the West with the quiet spaces of the East. His utilization of light, space, and movement combine to create a unique and meditative experience.

Julio worked for renowned architecture firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill, department of structural engineering. Followed by several years at the innovative engineering and architectural firm SOM, while at SOM, Carvajal, engineered several structural analysis, construction, architectural complex. Several engineering models for some of the most geometrically-complex structures in the world, including the roof at the MOMA, NY Museum, and the 2000 Marba Housing Complex Arch, and the Kuala Lumpur Skyline tower.

In 2008, Julio established Architecture, Engineering Firm Spiel Architects & Associates LLP. The firm specializes in technical architecture and creative engineering for small, large projects. SAA current, past work includes several award-winning AIA and Architectural historical Preservation and Urban Development citations. Current affliliates with international architectural and engineering firms in Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, South korea.

Julio has lectured at Columbia University, Cooper Union University and New York Institute of Technology. His work has been published in the Architectural Digest Magazine.

Julio Carvajal is a licensed professional arch /eng and NCARB member, LEED Accredited Professional



Office of the Professions NYC Department of Investigation, New York, NY, US, Inspector/Architect

Field Investigator:

Office of the Profession NYC Department of Investigation ensures the safe and lawful use of over 975,000 buildings and properties by enforcing the City's Building Code, Electrical Code, Zoning Resolution, New York State Labor Law and New York State Multiple Dwelling Law. Our main activities include performing plan examinations, issuing construction permits, inspecting properties, and licensing trades. We also issue Certificates of Occupancy and Place of Assembly permits. In all our activities, our focus is on safety, service and integrity.

Jan 2013 - current

Spiel Architects & Associates LLP., New York, NY, US, Director

As founder and Design Director of Spiel Architects & Associates, Julio C. Carvajal Jr. is a firm believer in public service through architecture. Over the last 4 years, Julio has focused on promoting the civic and environmental well-being of New York City, Tri-state area.

After leading several interdisciplinary design at Skidmore Owings & Merrill' studios processing many projects including structural engineering, urban development in NY and landscaping in the surroundings states decided to expand the architectural technic, in 2008 Julio founded Spiel Architects & Associates LLP, to provide elegant, functional and environmentally progressive designs to the commercial, industrial, retail and residential sectors.

Sep 2008 - current


Boston Architectural College (BAC), Boston, MA, US, Urban Development Professional Certificate, Urban Construction Development & Engineering, Professional Certificate Online

Professional Construction Certification

Jan 2012 - May 2015

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

Sep 1993 - May 1995

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Civil Engineer certification. (PE)

Sep 1993 - May 1995

Fordham University, Bronx, NY, US, Bachelors, Bachelors of Science Arts, Engineering, Physics / Architecture Technology..

Sep 1990 - May 1993

Polytechnic Institute of New York University | NYU-Poly, Brooklyn, NY, US, ASOC-BA, Architecture/Engineer

Sep 1988 - May 1990


Architizer A+ Award, Award

Belated Award for the CNJ Municipal Building, popular Jurial construction majority in 2014.


American Society of Civil Engineers, Award

CNJ Municipal Building for the Best Geotechnical Site


AIA International Asian Award, 2nd Place

Hyundai & SOM corporation, restoration of Tower First One construction.

New York, NY. Seoul, S.K.


AIA-NY Architectural Urban Developemtent, Award

NYC, Malba Housing Complex, NY.NY (2001)
Fordham Plaza, Renovation, Bx, NY (1999)


NY State Architectural Historic Society, Award

Restoration of Clinton D. Whitt High School


AIA Urban Housing Complex Design 2000, Award

NYC Housing Authority, NY. NY


Areas of Specialization