Zen and the Art of Making Presenting: Nick Gelpi
Nick Gelpi is design principal and founder of GELPI Projects, an award winning architecture firm dedicated to engaging architecture through mockups, material representations and building concepts. Gelpi’s design practice has won numerous design awards, including two recent design awards from the American Institute of Architects Miami Chapter for built projects, first place in the international design competition for the Wynwood Greenhouse Park in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District, and in 2016 his design collaboration with artist Markus Linnenbrink, titled House Paint Pavilion was nominated for a Mies Crown Hall of the Americas Prize(MCHAP) at the Illinois Insititute of Technology in Chicago. In 2014, Gelpi received a CURBED YOUNG GUNS award naming him one of the top 10 Young Designers in America. He is currently an Associate Professor of Architecture at Florida International University in Miami, and has previously held teaching positions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Ohio State University, and Columbia University. Gelpi holds a graduate degree from Columbia University and a Bachelors of Architecture from Tulane University. Gelpi trained professionally in the New York office of Steven Holl Architects., he is a licensed architect in the state of Florida and since 2016, has been serving on the Planning Board for the City of Miami Beach.
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