Carlos Castillo is a fabricator, educator, and owner of Castillo-FAB, with over 10 years of experience in digital fabrication and architectural model-making. 

Currently, Carlos serves as a Part-Time Faculty member at Parsons School of Design at the New School in New York, where he teaches courses on Digital-Fabrication and Architectural Model-Making. In this role, he helps students learn how to use digital manufacturing as a flexible tool in the iterative design process.

Prior to his teaching career, Carlos worked for three years at the highly-regarded architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). During his time there, he trained, assisted, and guided dozens of design teams in fabricating hundreds of study models while developing BIG’s first 3D-print farm. By the end of his time at BIG, the 3D-print farm was averaging 300 printed models per month. Carlos also took on a leadership role in the fabrication of large competitions and marketing models such as a 1:50 NABR model completed in 2021.

His career in architectural model-making began in 2016 when he started as a Junior Model Maker at Rafael Vinoly Architects. In this role, he led the fabrication of a couple of high-end models, including Princeton Stadium and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, which are now part of Viñoly’s private collection.

He got his start in the field working for professor and artist Tristan Al-Haddad at Formations Studio in Atlanta, GA. While there, he developed and built Stealth under Tristan’s direction, a three-story concrete monolith that took a year to complete.

Carlos Castillo attended Kennesaw State University, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture in 2014. Today, he is a freelance Architectural Model Maker and the owner of Castillo-FAB, which offers fabrication, ed printing, and model-making solutions to designers in the New York metro area.