Alberto Cárdenas is an architect and urban designer with over forty years of professional experience including architecture, planning and teaching in the United States and Colombia. Alberto has extensive experience with the design of a wide range of building types for both public and private sector clients. He has managed studies and design projects for mass transit, parking facilities, market rate and affordable housing, as well as cultural and institutional facilities.
Alberto has led design teams on large-scale public sector projects that require close collaboration with multi-member corporate clients as well as coordination among many specialized sub-consultants. He is well versed in helping owner-designer teams sort through complex technical, design and cost options by setting goals and priorities to achieve timely and cost-effective solutions. His practice in urban design and architecture has focused on creating buildings that enhance the public realm, and many of his projects have received awards for design excellence.
His portfolio also covers adaptive reuse of educational, industrial and residential buildings, historic rehabilitation and the occupied rehabilitation of large housing developments.
Prior to joining DHK, Mr. Cárdenas practiced architecture in Bogotá, Colombia, where his experience included private and multi-family housing, commercial, industrial, transportation and medical facilities. He also served in the public sector as Assistant Director of the Bogotá City Planning Department.
Registration: MA, NCARB
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.Arch.
Harvard, M.Arch Urban Design