Celso is drawn to architecture for its multifaceted nature — the various cultural influences and public realm sensibilities that inform a design response. In each new city he’s inhabited, Celso has explored and honed his design aesthetic and philosophy, which is rooted in empathy and context. His strong interest in placemaking and sustainability has made him a seamless fit with the culture and practice at WRNS Studio, where his eye serves not only design, but the occasional photo shoot. Celso’s practice is strongly influenced by his photography — the lens through which he views design is about capturing the moments that inspire and make a place. He joins WRNS after studying at the Barcelona Architecture Center and working for a firm in the city, where he explored restoring one of Barcelona’s Eixample blocks to Cerda’s original 1859 design with a focus on pedestrian accessibility, light, air, and the creation of a network of greenspaces. Celso achieved his Master of Architecture at Texas A&M University and Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.