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“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.  As a young professional, she was granted some amazing opportunities to help coordinate various international projects.  Her “first love” was the Expansion of the Tocumen International Airport designed by Foster + Partners in collaboration with Mallol Arquitectos, SA; her participation on the project brought out her appreciation for coordination, workflows, and attention to detail.  After twelve years abroad, Alex returned to Albuquerque to acquire her Master of Architecture at the University of New Mexico.

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.  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, Alex 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)

Credentials:

NCCER Certified, 2019

OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety and Health, 2019

Affiliations:

Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program │ New Mexico, 2020-2021 Co-Chair

Awards:

Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society Bronze Medal, Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts, | Gamma Lambda Chapter, 2019

Terra Expo Sustainable Architecture Competition, Panama City, Panama, 2013