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 high end custom residences, public works, federal, commercial, educational, retail, industrial and health care facilities. 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 35 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 the Boy Scouts of America 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 100 awards including honors from the American Institute of Architects at the state and regional level.

 

 Michael Del Gatto, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Mike Del Gatto is principal  and Vice President of Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architecture firm. As a 36 year resident of Las Vegas, NV, 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 has been part of the local architecture community since 1991. Mike’s architectural experience includes educational, office, retail, public works, federal, recreational and hospitality facilities. Some of his notable projects include the University of Nevada Las Vegas Hotel College Building, Clark County Department Family Services, Nevada State College Liberal Arts and Science Building, 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 serving as a guest juror and has chaired the Scholarship Committee for the school’s Alumni Association. 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 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.
 
 
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 high end custom residences, public works, commercial, retail, and health care facilities. Highlights of his career include the Girl Scouts of Frontier Council Training & Service Center, multiple projects for UNLV, the LEED Gold Certified City of Henderson Senior Center, Tahiti Village and multiple projects for the Bureau of Land Management. During his tenure, his firm has been honored with over 100 design awards at the local, state and national level and multiple projects have been highlighted in local and national publications.


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 who's guiding presence has helped to create one of the most well respected and enduring architecture firms in the state. CSD's core business beliefs, a passion for what we do are and our dedication to the profession and mentorship are firmly rooted in the ideals of the firm.