We live in a world of limited resources.
As global citizens, our collective actions threaten to exhaust the few that remain.
At Álvarez-Díaz & Villalón, we believe, as architects and designers, that it is our duty to make more responsible choices with our designs.
We need to walk the walk: to live and work by sustainable practices. Every responsible choice that we make ~ or help our clients make ~ is simply our small yet significant way of contributing to the greater good.
We relocated our main offices to an early 20th century building in the historical area of Santurce.
We renovated and retrofitted the existing structure in order to obtain a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council as part of our ongoing effort to create a healthier environment, lower operating costs, minimize waste, conserve water and energy, and reduce our carbon footprint.
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FIRM AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
CLIENTSOur partners at ÁLVAREZ-DÍAZ & VILLALÓN have successfully completed projects across the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico ~ as well as around the globe ~ in Oman, Germany, Japan, India, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.
Our international client roster over the years has included market leaders and powerhouse brands belonging to a broad spectrum of industries ~ from fashion to finance.
MEMBERSHIPSYoung Presidents Organization (YPO)
Puerto Rico Foundation for the Architecture
Puerto Rico Is the Answer (PRANS)
International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
PR Chapter of Architects and Landscape Architects (CAAPPR)
PR Chapter of Interior Designers and Decorators (CODDI)
National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB)
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
PR Homebuilder Association (ACH)
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce (PRCC)
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Urban Land Institute (ULI)
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Spearheaded by the award-winning husband-and-wife team of architect Ricardo Alvarez-Díaz and interior designer Cristina Villalón, Alvarez-Diaz & Villalon® has become one of the most innovative architecture and interior design firms in Latin America. With offices in San Juan and Miami the firm has garnered national attention for their unique holistic approach forging a reputation in design that is both environmentally-responsible and richly appealing to the senses.
Founded in Puerto Rico in 2001, the architecture and interior design firm’s wide-ranging portfolio includes retail, institutional, commercial and residential work.
Source: (VMSD) Visual Merchandising & Store Design. 2013 & 2015.
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Exporting Architecture :: PR is the Answer
Ricardo Alvarez-Diaz was an invited panelist at the AIA Emerge Convention to discuss exporting architecture..
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Historic Architecture: The Streets of Old San Juan
This is the second in a series of five articles presenting relevant data on the composition of the iconic architectural structures of the Capital of Puerto Rico.
Jomar José Rivera Cedeño :: El Nuevo Día :: ConstructionREAD MORE +
Internado en AD&V
Because AD&V relies on education for the development of the design industry, the Puerto Rican firm specializing in architecture and interior design, AD&V...
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Launching of 90 Grados
Ricardo Alvarez-Diaz and Cristina Villalon, exchange ideas to strengthen the architecture and the interior design industries...
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Exploring New Horizons as an Intern in Puerto Rico
Like many of her fellow students, Caitlyn O'Malley spent her summer as an Architectural Intern. Unlike the others, she was also experiencing a new culture as she worked in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The opportunity was made possible by Ricardo Álvarez-Díaz and Cristina Villalón...
School of Architecture :: University of Notre DameREAD MORE +