Principals

W. Rick Sellers, AIA, NCARB

Rick Sellers is a founding Principal and President of Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto architecture firm. Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto was formed in 1986 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rick has had the opportunity to design many notable projects for public works, federal, commercial, educational, retail, industrial, health care facilities and high-end custom residences. Notable projects include the multi-award-winning University of Phoenix Riverpoint Center, a 660,000 sq. ft. campus in Phoenix, the multi-award-winning Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy located in Las Vegas and an addition to the corporate headquarters for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Tucson, which is LEED Silver Certified. Rick brings over 39 years’ experience in architectural design. Rick has collaborated with the staff to focus the design studio's efforts on developing state of the art systems, innovating the creative design process and subsequent construction document and administration phases.
 
As a design leader in the community, he was selected as the 1997 AIA Nevada Young Architect Citation recipient. Rick also donates his time to many local philanthropic efforts and the American Institute of Architects serving on such committees as the AIA Committee for the Environment. Over the years, the firm’s goal of becoming a premier architectural firm has been realized through recognition in many state and regional design competitions. Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects has received over 140 awards including 2018 Architect Firm of the Year and multiple project honor awards from the American Institute of Architects at the state and regional level.
 

Rick is an avid sports fan and enjoys traveling to support his kids’ high school sports and his favorite college and pro teams. 

Michael Del Gatto, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Mike Del Gatto is Principal and Vice President of Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architecture firm. As a 39-year resident of Las Vegas, Mike has a strong commitment and love of our desert community. As an architect, he strives to design facilities that respond to our desert environment while continually pushing the edge of architecture. Mike’s 27-years architectural experience includes higher education, PreK-12, office, retail, public works, federal, recreational and hospitality facilities. Some of his notable projects include the University of Nevada Las Vegas Hospitality Hall, Clark County Department Family Services, Nevada State College LAS and School of Education Buildings, over 6 million sq ft of projects for the University of Phoenix nationwide, and the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy.
 
Mike is a local UNLV graduate and donates his time to the UNLV School of Architecture. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Las Vegas Chapter of the AIA and on the Board of Directors for Boys Hope Girls Hope. Mike received the 2006 AIA Young Architect Citation Award, the 2008 AIA Western Mountain Region Young Architect Award and was named one of 2007's Nevada Business Journal's 40 under 40. Mike’s proud and supportive of his Alma Mater and was recognized as UNLV Alumnus of the Year for the College of Fine Arts in October 2018. Mike has a strong commitment to mentoring others and leads CSD’s Intern Development Program.
 

He currently spends time coaching his son's Little League teams, playing hockey and going to UNLV and Vegas Golden Knights games.

Michele Brigida

Michele Brigida, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

Michele is a Principal of Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects and has 15 years of architectural experience in all aspects of design, construction documents and client service. Michele is a talented architect and designer; having won many design awards on the projects she has been a part of. Some of her notable project designs include the University of Nevada Las Vegas Hospitality Hall, UNLV Lee Business School, Henderson Fire Station #91, the Muscular Dystrophy Association Headquarters Addition, the NSC School of Education and the Zappos.com Headquarters.
 
She strongly believes in collaborative design; it is through the collaborative effort with the team and client that a successful design emerges. Michele’s communication skills, research, discovery & analysis approach, ability to successfully verbalize concepts and an acute understanding of client needs helps to create successful interaction at all levels.  Michele is passionate about sustainability and has led the CSD team in sustainable design practices. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California, a licensed architect in Nevada and heavily involved with the local AIA and USGBC chapters.
 

Michele is part of the leadership team for “See Me” – Women in Architecture Symposium, she is involved with UNLV on various student projects / programs and is an advocate for Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada.  

 

Steve Carpentar

Steve Carpenter, AIA, NCARB, Principal Emeritus

Steve Carpenter practiced architecture in Southern Nevada for over 35 years. Steve's career includes many notable projects which include public works, commercial, retail, and health care facilities. As native Nevadan, Steve has a great love and respect for his community and the natural beauty of the desert and high country of Nevada. He is an avid fly fisherman and all-around outdoor enthusiast.