Nelson Carvalho is a Senior Associate with Alison Brooks Architects. He has worked alongside Alison for over a decade and has played an instrumental role in the design and delivery of many of the practice’s award-winning projects.
Nelson’s exceptional design capabilities and communication skills bring clarity and focus to complex projects. An experienced team manager, Nelson brings utmost professionalism and dedication to our clients, consultant teams and stakeholder relationships. He is experienced in managing projects internationally, most recently with clients and executive architects for projects in Canada and Russia.
Nelson has led ABA’s high-density urban projects such as Cadence, a 15-storey mixed-use building currently under construction in King’s Cross; Presnensky Val in Moscow, two mixed-use 34-storey towers within a multi-architect masterplan and The Passages in Vancouver, a 95,000 m2 mixed-use urban quarter and public realm that will deliver 1,100 homes.
He also led three phases of the award-winning South Kilburn Estate Regeneration Masterplan in London, including the multi-award winning, Mies van der Rohe Award finalist Ely Court.
Nelson also has significant experience in performing arts and cultural buildings. He worked on the Casa da Musica in his native Portugal with OMA; the new Palas Cinema building in Galway with de Paor Architects; and Qasr al Hosn Cultural Quarter with ASL in Abu Dhabi, a 38,000sqm performing arts complex integrated within a new cultural centre where he developed expertise in managing large scale projects with complex team structures.
Nelson holds a Licentiate in Architecture from The University for the Arts, Coimbra and is registered with Portuguese Order of Architects, OAP.