Carlos is a building science expert and the Director of Sustainability for KPF, where he leads the firm’s in-house Building Performance Simulation team, KPF-EP, closely collaborating with design teams across the firm’s global network. His work focuses on coordinating firm-wide initiatives to minimize the environmental impact of KPF projects and operations through an “evidence based” approach, and developing new computational tools to incorporate carbon, energy, thermal, and daylight modeling in design. Carlos has led the sustainable design for some of KPF’s most ambitious projects, including a carbon neutral ready research campus for HKUST in Guangzhou, one of the first fully electric laboratory buildings in New York City, and climate resilient commercial water front district in Boston.
Before joining KPF, Carlos worked as a Research Scientist and Instructor at MIT’s Sustainable Design Lab, collaborating with municipalities including Boston, Lisbon, and Kuwait to model and analyze building energy use patterns at an urban scale. Carlos is a licensed architect by the University of Seville (Spain, 2010). He also holds a Master’s from Harvard University (2013) and a PhD from MIT (2017). He has contributed to numerous research publications and has been a guest lecturer at MIT’s Center for Real Estate (MIT CRE) since 2022.