Carlos has over 37 years of professional experience designing buildings and spaces of many different types including hospitals and health care facilities, corporate headquarters, colleges, and universities, performing arts centers, city and municipal buildings, retail centers, and hotels and residential. In addition to still being an active architectural design consultant, he has spent most of his career with two large architectural design firms in the country, NBBJ and URS Corporation, as a Senior Project Designer and Design Director.
His work experience includes international design projects, in countries such as China, Taiwan, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Peru and Central America. Academically, Carlos has taught art and design thinking for both industry and academia.
Published work: World Architecture Magazine 2002, New Architecture in China, Merrell Publishers 2005, London UK
Education and Credentials
Masters, Architecture, University of El Salvador
- Favorite places to visit: Domestically, historical places, and art museums.Internationally, loves to visit the culturally rich European countries such as Spain, Italy, England, and France.
- Hobbies: For the last 20 years Carlos has been studying “design thinking and creativity” as a discipline, and he is currently writing a book on the subject, based on his own personal design experience with clients, firms and through his interviews and personal exploration. Carlos is also an accomplished fine artist with exhibits in Oyarkandal Studio Ubeda, Spain, El Salvador’s Embassy in Taiwan, Columbus Museum of Art, Sharon Weiss Gallery, Columbus, Ohio. He is also a classical guitarist.
- Why Cedarville: Through my working relationship with The International Center for Creativity I was brought to a relationship with Cedarville. I consider teaching at the ICC facility a blessing, and a very enjoyable opportunity that allows me to share my years of experience in the field of architectural and interior design, in multiple disciplines, situations, and cultures.