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Nikolas Mäkelä

  • College of Architecture and Planning

Nikolas Mäkelä was born and raised in Denver, Colorado; also a citizen in Canada and Finland, he has lived in both countries for various extended periods of timeHe received his M.Arch from CU Denver where he graduated with a 4.0 and honors and as a graduate of Colorado Building Workshop’s design build programHis undergraduate degree is in philosophy and English literature from the University of British Columbia, which served as a foundation for his love of theory in architectural designNik has a passion for craft and construction in physical models stemming from childhood miniature wargames and currently works as a freelance model builder, artist, and designerIn his free time, you can usually catch him bouldering, hiking, playing Dungeons and Dragons, or playing video games. 

College of Architecture and Planning

CU Denver

CU Denver Building

1250 14th Street


Denver, CO 80202


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