Carlos J. Cardoso

Partner, Director of Construction Administration

“"To achieve excellent design, you need to understand how everything comes together, how things are built, how to unite people to achieve craftsmanship, in order to orchestrate a vision through the hands of many.” 

An architect with a passion for craftsmanship, Carlos is equally committed to design, details, and construction. His lifelong devotion to the practice of architecture began in childhood through exposure to his family's construction and real estate business in Brazil, Portugal, and the United States.

Embracing a holistic approach, Carlos sees projects from initial design concepts through final construction, ensuring both design excellence and alignment with clients' core needs. He places the utmost value on collaboration among the entire project team, and his gregarious, inclusive style enables him to communicate effectively with owners, consultants, and contractors alike.

With more than 30 years of experience in the design, management and execution of complex projects, Carlos focuses on new construction, renovation and adaptive reuse for hospitality, residential, mixed-use, and other commercial projects for diverse clients as RFR, Ian Schrager Company, JBG Companies, The Witkoff Group, Naftali Group, The Brodsky Organization, SK Development, LCOR, Hopestreet Capital, EJS Development, Silverstein Properties, and Brookfield, among many others.

As a steward of BBB's initiatives on Passivhaus and office-to-residential conversions, Carlos has been instrumental in spearheading sustainability efforts within the firm. He is also the Director of BBB's newest office in Miami, splitting his time between New York City and Florida. Carlos is the co-creator of “LiveBBBarch,” a web-based software BBB developed to facilitate project management, including real-time synchronization of project information amongst all team members and nearly every active client.

Carlos is a graduate of the City College of New York (B.S. Architecture). He is a licensed architect in the states of New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and Florida, a member of the American Institute of Architects, NCARB-registered, and a Certified Passive House Designer. Carlos has been at BBB since 1995.