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Key Team Members



Nino S. Barrera

MSFE, MIEAust, CMEngNZ, CPEng (AU/NZ), NER, APEC Engineer, IntPE 

"Elevating Aesthetics, Defining Architectural Excellence, and Spearheading Facade Innovation: Your Esteemed Expert in Facade Engineering Solutions, Where Vision, Expertise, and Precision Merge to Redefine Urban Skylines, Enhance Building Performance, and Inspire Sustainable Design Solutions, Setting the Benchmark for Iconic Façades, Enriching Urban Landscapes, and Transforming the Built Environment with Unmatched Creativity and Technical Mastery, Elevating Every Structure to a Monument of Architectural Splendor and Engineering Precision.."

Niño S. Barrera joined Design Engineers in April 2022 as a Façade Director, who leads the façade division of the company. Before joining us, he had been in the façade industry since 2006, which is about 17 years of international experience in Qatar, Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia.

His completed projects in Singapore include overseeing the design, installation, and testing of building façade elements as a Senior Façade Engineer for Dragages Singapore Pty Ltd, where they constructed the Cube 8 Condominium, a Green Mark Platinum Award Building that prides itself on having the most stringent quality assurance in the construction industry.

The most challenging project he was involved in while working in Qatar was the design of the Qatar International Islamic Bank curtain wall and podium external screens. The project has unusual floor plans that look like a flower that changes on every level of the building and a podium that changes from concave shape façade to convex.

Attracted to the beautiful nature of New Zealand, he decided to settle and started his family here. Starting as an Engineer for an exterior envelope company, he worked his way up to becoming the Technical Manager and Head of Design since 2015. He has worked on numerous projects, including commercial and residential building cladding and aluminum joineries. He is also an advocate of healthy home living and a member of the Passive House Institute of New Zealand (PHINZ). He was assessed and got Chartered by Engineering New Zealand in Structural design, design management, and construction monitoring of building façade systems.

He is a member of the following professional bodies:

Society of Façade Engineering under CIBSE - Member (MSFE)

Engineering New Zealand - Chartered Member (CMEngNZ, CPEng, APEC Engineer/IntPE)

Engineers Australia - Member (MIEAust, CPEng, NER, APEC Engineer/IntPE)

Passive House Institute of New Zealand - Individual Member

The Institution of Structural Engineers - Affiliate member

Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers - Affiliate member


Design Engineers are formal members of Engineering New Zealand.
Design Engineers are Chartered Professional Engineers
Design Engineers is member of SESOC
Design Engineers is member of Window & Glass Association
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