Prior to joining Hester Street, Cesar worked at the New York City Department of Design and Construction managing the restoration and renovation of New York’s cultural institutions. His work has concentrated on creating more socially inclusive and site specific public spaces while also researching how to foster equitable design from both a top down and bottom up approach. He has experience in community organizing, design research and managing design competitions. Cesar received his Bachelors of Architecture from the City College of New York in 2015.