Project Manager, NDAT, BAS, MArch (Prof)
Carleone was born and raised in Samoa and at an early age was inspired by his father, the first Polynesian architect to receive a western architectural education. Following his father’s footsteps, Carleone moved to his mother’s homeland of New Zealand at sixteen to begin his architectural education. Excelling in his bachelor’s program, Carleone won a competitive internship working with an industry leading architecture practice in Auckland, New Zealand. In his final thesis year, Carleone was selected as a New Zealand Institute of Architect’s student design awards finalist, a prestigious design competition recognizing the top twelve thesis students in the country.
Since then, Carleone has worked for several award-winning architecture practices. His experience spans across a variety of project typologies, scales, and complexities, ranging from $300k residential alterations to $200+ million nationally significant and seismically complex civic buildings.
Carleone is passionate about indigenous architecture and how minority cultures are represented in the built environment.
After meeting his wife, a native of Auburn, Alabama, Carleone relocated to Birmingham in 2021. In his free time, you will likely find Carleone eager to be near a body of water, cheering on the All Blacks, and planning his next travel adventure.