Founder and Principal
Fellow since 2016
Carlos Arnaiz is an architect, educator, writer and urban designer. He is the CEO & co-founder of SURBA, the founder and principal of CAZA and an adjunct assistant professor at the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design at Pratt Institute, where he teaches a class on the history of ideas about the city, a design studio on multi-family housing and a seminar on contemporary architectural aesthetics. His professional experience ranges from the design and construction of large-scale mixed-used complexes to the development of strategic sustainability plans for cities around the world such as Bonifacio High Street South, Lio Beach Township, Ningbo Waterfront Center and the Taichung Gateway Zone. He is a recipient of the prestigious Wheelwright Fellowship and has been
recognized with numerous awards, including the 50 under 50 leading innovators of the 21st century, two consecutive Progressive Architecture awards and the AIANY building merit award. Carlos lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two sons.