Carlos G Medina Rivera

Graduate Architect


Four-year experienced graduate architect with skills acquired in every phase of design, documentation, and construction administration for educational, institutional, and healthcare projects ranging from $250,000 to over $10,000,000, including complex renovations and new construction.

Beacon College Academics Center, Leesburg, Florida. New Project.
Paseo de la Princesa, San Juan, Puerto Rico


Carlos G Medina-Rivera was born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. At the age of 18, he moved to Florida, US to pursue architecture. Carlos has always been passionate about anything involving design. He decided to be an architect at the age of 13 after designing a human-size Swiss house for an English Week competition at his middle school. Carlos is an aficionado of space and technology, and loves spending time with friends and family.


In 2008, Carlos started attending at Valencia Community College where he earned his A.A. in Pre-Architecture. During his time in college, Carlos earned a spot on the President and Dean's List, and was elected treasurer of the American Institute of Architecture Students.

In 2013, he was accepted into the Master’s program of University of South Florida. He achieved multiple awards, and was elected Vice-President and then President of American Institute of Architecture Students. As President of AIAS, Carlos founded an art exhibition called 'Architecture On Every Way'; which exhibited art work from architecture students demonstrating their different design talents. The exhibition was presented at the school and AIA Tampa Bay Galleria. In 2015, he took part in a program at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London where his work was published. Additionally, his work has been featured in various publications over his career as a designer.


In 2017, Carlos started at Shumake Architecture, P.A. as an intern while finishing his graduate degree. Shumake Architecture, P.A. is an established architecture firm in Tampa, Florida managing small to medium scale projects. Under the firm Principal’s guidance, he is currently pursuing licensure as a registered architect. While working for the firm, Carlos has used his knowledge of the latest tools and technology in digital visualization, as well as fresh design concepts to assist the team on projects. The firm’s Principal has described Carlos’ work as “an immeasurable asset to the team.”

Selected Projects

Keiser University Flagship Campus - Residence Hall

West Palm Beach, Florida

LifeStream - Behavioral Center 20 Bed CSU + 32 Bed RTF

Clermont, Florida

Beacon College - Residence Hall Phase II

Leesburg, Florida

The University of Tampa - FabLab

Tampa, Florida

Rollins College - Dining Hall

Winter Park, Florida

Sacred Heart - Fence

Tampa, Florida

Webber International University - We Proudly Serve Starbucks

Babson Park, Florida

The University of Tampa - Brevard Hall Re-Roofing

Tampa, Florida

Hillsborough County Public Schools - ROSSAC Lobby

Tampa, Florida

Other Projects

  • Bayshore Center - Office Renovation

  • LifeStream - Anthony House

  • Saterbo Residence

  • Byrne-Additon Residence

  • Bethune-Cookman University - Parlin Student Center

  • Keiser University - Flagship Campus Map

  • Sacred Heart - North Campus Master Plan Project

  • University of Tampa - 207 Willow Street Cafe

  • University of Tampa - Dorm Room Renderings

  • University of Tampa - Vaughn Center

  • University of Tampa - Smiley Hall

  • University of Tampa - Brevard Hall Roof Replacement

  • University of Tampa - Sykes College of Business Roof Replacement

  • University of South Florida - Saint Petersburg Campus The Reef Cafeteria

  • Webber University - Dining Hall

  • Southgate Campus Centre - Convenience Store

  • MacDill AirForce Base - CDC1

  • MacDill AirForce Base - Marcent Data Center

  • MacDill AirForce Base - Bldg 52

Independent Projects

Beacon College Academics Center

Leesburg, Florida

Taste of Home Bar and Grill Restaurant

Lakeland, Florida

Freedom High School - Entrance Renovation

Tampa, Florida

School Portfolios

Advanced Portfolio


Master Project's Document | Holding On To Home




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