MICHELE K BRIGIDA 

Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects

SAY IT LOUD - Nevada Exhibitor

Nevada Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Early in my career I was fortunate enough to work with Tadao Ando. His work taught me a way of seeing power in simplicity... through light, shadow and respect of nature. On a daily basis I’m in- spired by my Team.

Michele K Brigida

Bio:

Michele K. Brigida AIA, LEED AP BD+C is a Principal of Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects, 2019 AIA Western Mountain Region Firm of the Year. Michele graduated Cum Laude from the University of Southern California School of Architecture. Born in Los Angeles, she grew up and studied abroad in Argentina, at the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata before returning to Southern California. She is a member of the Tau Sigma Delta honor society in Architecture and Allied Arts.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I enjoyed drawing, and creating spaces... I can’t point to a specific moment... the world, nature and the built environment always inspired me, and I always felt the responsibility of improving and taking care of it.

What do you do?

I’m an Architect and Principal at Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects. I’ve joined this prestigious Las Vegas firm as a designer when I relocated from Los Angeles.

What excites you in the work you do?

As much as I love architecture and design as my career, I discovered that what I love most is the people I work with, the client relationships we forge, and the constant growth that these interac- tions provide.

 

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Early in my career I was fortunate enough to work with Tadao Ando. His work taught me a way of seeing power in simplicity... through light, shadow and respect of nature. On a daily basis I’m in- spired by my Team.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

When I became a principal and partner in the firm. I’m truly grateful to my partners Rick Sellers and Mike Del Gatto for their trust, mentorship and support during these 13 years.

 

Featured Project Name: 

UNLV Hospitality Hall

 

Featured Project Location: 

Las Vegas, Nevada

Featured Project Completion Date: 

December 2017

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Designer

 

Featured Project Description:

The LEED Silver Certified hospitality hall embraces its hospitality roots and blends them with the rigors of an academic program. The inner atrium, lower plazas, upper balconies and roof top gardens provide opportunities for daily serendipitous’ encounters, places to study, entertain or relax. Natural daylight abounds, exterior plazas are shaded, and views of the Las Vegas Strip are framed at upper levels paying reverence to a “Building to the Industry and by the Industry”.

 

Photography Credit:

Eric Jamison, Studio J

Featured Project Name: 

Henriksen Butler Studio

 

Featured Project Location: 

Las Vegas, Nevada

Featured Project Completion Date: 

September 2017

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Designer and Project Manager

 

Featured Project Description:

Located in Downtown Las Vegas adjacent to the Arts District, the Henriksen Butler Studio contributes to the ongoing revitalization of the Downtown. The project occupies the old “Gamblers Book Shop”, that was a Las Vegas establishment for 30-plus years; originally built in 1955. The overall goal behind the building is to embrace and showcase the Henriksen Butler Brand with minimal yet powerful interventions to the existing building. MAINTAIN - REUSE - REPURPOSE conceptually drive the design.

 

Photography Credit:

Eric Jamison, Studio J

Featured Project Name: 

City of Henderson Fire Station No.91

 

Featured Project Location: 

Henderson, Nevada

Featured Project Completion Date: 

November 2017

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Designer

 

Featured Project Description:

Fire Station #91 is the new prototypical facility consisting of 10,890 sf of Fire Fighter Barracks, and Storage Bay for firefighting apparatus. As a City of Henderson project, the building satisfies the City’s Green Building Standards, and is LEED Gold Certified. The overall goals were to provide a secure, flexible, functional, low maintenance building that is respectful of the local desert environment, and responsive to the communities evolving needs.

 

Photography Credit:

Eric Jamison, Studio J and Nicholas Swan

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