Profile

Carlos G. Vigo Torres, Assoc. AIA

Graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with degrees in Environmental Design, Architecture, and Urban Studies, Carlos believes architecture should be filled with emotionally rich experiences that defy the expectations of the participant, but also responds to their unexpected behaviors.

As a student, Carlos participated in various design charrettes and represented his university as AIAS Chapter president in 2009-2010, working closely with industry leaders, at the local and national levels. While in school, Carlos developed special interests in the urban environment, the city, the dwellers, and their interactions, thus dedicating most of his investigations to this subject. Soon after graduation, he won an Award of Merit for his thesis project, Casa Grande: Centro Empresarial y Turístico del Café, at the 2014 AIA Puerto Rico Honor Awards.

Professionally, Carlos started his career working with various design firms in Puerto Rico, Hacedor:maker/arquitectos and The Office of Marvel & Marchand Architects, on a diverse portfolio of projects of all sizes. After that, he worked with New York City based firm, Marvel Architects, in large scale urban projects.

In 2016, he relocated to the nations capital, Washington DC, to continue his professional development and working with DC based design firm Shalom Baranes Associates. Carlos is currently seeking licensure in the District of Columbia.