Daniel Cartagena

Brooklyn, NY, USA


Based in Brooklyn and raised in Miami, I’m aware of the social implications that architecture creates for all different types of cultures. Along with my background in architecture, my other interests include industrial design, lighting design and business and marketing. I’m passionate about crafting details, transforming a material to make it beautiful and functional.




Design Collective                                                       Baltimore, MD, USA

Junior Architect

Jul 2014 - Present


Voxl Media                                                               Brooklyn, NY, USA

Junior Architectural Visualization Specialist

Feb 2014 – May 2014

Create realistic visualizations for architectural designs. Editing and compositing rendered imagery with Adobe Photoshop.


Pratt Institute                                                           Brooklyn, NY, USA

Shop Technician 

Feb 2011 – May 2014

Assist in the education of shop culture and machine use in a wood shop, laser shop, metal shop and 3D print lab. Monitor and maintain machinery and processes.


Restoration Hardware                                            Aventura, FL, USA

Stock Associate

Jun 2010 – Aug 2010

Keep the stockroom in order and assist with bringing customers the items they request.


Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company                         Miami, FL, USA


Oct 2008 – May 2009

Assist in organizing projects and the library as well as initial planning sketches.


Kobi Karp                                                                Miami, FL, USA


Sep 2007 – May 2008

Assist with office organization as well as the material library. Sign and Seal drawing sets and door tagging on architectural revisions.



Pratt Institute B.Arch                                              Brooklyn, NY, USA

Sep 2009 – May 2014


Design and Architecture Senior High school      Miami, FL, USA

Sep 2005 – Jun 2009




English (Native), Spanish (Fluent)



Photo ManipulationMac OSXWindowsMicrosoft OfficeDrawingSketchingAutoCADPaintingModel-Making, Digital Fabrication, Adobe Creative SuiteRhinocerosSketchupGrasshopperMaxwellRevitWood WorkingBrazilZcorp, 3D Printing.



Pratt Institute. “First Semester Design: A Narrative of Joints.” InProcess 16. May 2011: 14-15.

Pratt Institute. “Sixth Semester Design: Comprehensive Design.” InProcess 18. May 2013: 107.

Pratt Institute. “Option Studio Design. InProcess 19. May 2014: 124, 142, 143.