My fascination with architecture is born from the intricacy of the different layers of design – from the tangible to the intangible.

Alex Nellos

Intern Architect

Born and raised in Albuquerque, Alex spent her adolescence and early-20’s living in her mother’s native country of Panama City, Panama.  In Panama, she studied architecture and, as a young professional, was granted some amazing opportunities to help coordinate various international projects.  Her “first love” was the Expansion of the Tocumen International Airport of Panama designed by Foster + Partners – her participation on the project brought out her appreciation for coordination, workflows, and rigorous attention to detail.  After twelve years abroad, Alex returned to Albuquerque to acquire her Masters of Architecture at the University of New Mexico.  She is currently a participant in the first Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program to be hosted by AIA New Mexico and AIA Albuquerque.

Alex’s dual life between the desert and the tropics enriched her existence and concept of place.  She comes from a family of designers and landscape architects that always blur the boundary between the interior and exterior.  She has a deep-rooted love for nature that was instilled by her Bosai-Master of an Abuelita.  Hiking, kayaking, and camping are activities always present in her family. Family unity is celebrated throughout her many heritages, when she is not at work she can be found at a cena familiar (family dinner), drinking coffee with her Papou, or exploring new lands with her husband.

Education

  • Master of Architecture, 2019 
    School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico 

    Master in Construction Project Management, 2016
    Dual Diplomas from Quality Leadership University (Panama) and Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain) 

    Bachelor of Arts in Architecture – Magna Cum Laude, 2013
    ISTHMUS: Escuela de Arquitectura y Diseño de América Latina y el Caribe (Panama)