Nicholas DeCarlo

Nick has experience on a variety of project types including K-12, university, civic, and commercial.  He has been continually involved on BioLife Plasma Services donation centers, working in all corners of the U.S.  He grew up in Harlan, Iowa, and has a Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University.


Q: What do you like about your industry?

A: There is something satisfying about designing a building that can help shape a community, or a space that can make a person feel inspired.


Q: When did you know you wanted to be an architect or designer?

A: When I was young, I used to draw the New York and Chicago skylines by studying pictures of them and then replicating them on a piece of paper. Eventually I started creating my own cities and designs for buildings. One day when I was about 7 years old I was sketching I asked my mom “what do you call someone who draws buildings for a living?” She responded with architect, and from that point I knew which career path I wanted to pursue.