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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Ricardo Alvarez-Diaz Keynote Speaker at H3 Conference
The recession of the late 70s , 80s and early 90s, combined with significant changes in the culture of clients has forced the design profession to take seriously the issue of marketing. Ricardo Alvarez-Diaz speaks at the H3 Conference to be held at the Caribe Hilton. Hackers; Hustlers and Hipsters will meet for a second time.
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Ricardo Alvarez-Diaz :: Simposio sobre el Plan de Uso de Terrenos de Puerto Rico
The Puerto Rico Fine Arts Corporation in collaboration with the PR Planning Board, held the Symposium on the Land Use Plan of Puerto Rico, to be held on Friday, November 20. Ricardo Alvarez-Diaz was an invited panelist
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Radio Interview with Eliot Santos :: Radio Universidad
An interview to discuss Ricardo Alvarez-Diaz "Mas con Menos" Article
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Asociación de Constructores elige nuevo presidente
The architect Ricardo Alvarez-Diaz, principal and co-founder of the Puerto Rican architectural firm and interior design Alvarez-Diaz & Villalón, was elected president of the Builders Association of Puerto Rico (ACPR ) and presented at the meeting held at its annual convention.
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Asociacion de Constructores con nuevo Presidente
The architect Ricardo Alvarez Diaz, principal and co-founder of the Puerto Rican architectural and interior design Firm Alvarez-Diaz & Villalón, was elected president of the Builders Association at its annual convention in November of 2015.
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