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nico rios ruggiero


Nico has extensive experience in computational design, digital fabrication, advanced modeling, and rendering. He excels in coordinating and problem-solving complex digital models.

Before joining Saam, Nico worked on high-end retail, high-rise offices, affordable housing, and life science projects. He is adept at translating project concepts through to documentation and construction. He also has international experience, having previously worked in Mexico and Guatemala.

Nico earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University. Outside the office, he gardens, spends time with his wife and two young kids, and plays ball with his two Australian Shepherds.


Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design, Columbia University

Bachelor of Architecture,
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute