We are architects and interior designers. We are passionate about design, loyal to our customers, efficient in everything we do and socially conscious to the core.

ALVAREZ-DIAZ & VILLALON is dedicated to sustainable architecture and interior design that enhances people’s experience of the world and improves their lives.

Founded in 2001 and spearheaded by the award-winning husband-and-wife team of architect Ricardo Alvarez-Díaz and Interior Designer Cristina Villalón, AD&V® has become one of the most innovative architecture and interior design firms in Latin America.

The firm has garnered national attention for its holistic approach, forging a reputation in design that is both environmentally responsible and richly appealing to the senses. We are known for our high standards and inspiring designs, as well as for our efficient and professional business practices and personalized service.

Our portfolio includes multifamily, residential, hospitality, commercial, institutional and retail work. We serve our clients from offices in San Juan and Miami.


We are Game Changers and Thought Leaders. We are Passionate about making a positive impact. We Understand people and put them first in everything we do. We are Responsible and trustworthy, and we value loyalty and mutual respect. We are Proactive, constantly anticipating and innovating. We actively pursue personal and professional growth. We are life-long learners. We are Openminded and willing to collaborate and learn from others.  We are Storytellers. We are Entrepreneurial and business savvy. We empathize with our clients and their challenges. We strive to add value in all our interactions. We believe in social responsibility. We believe we must leave this planet better than we found it. That is why we are committed to designing Places of PURPOSE.


To translate a client’s vision into a cohesive, user-centric and sustainable design solution.


To positively transform people’s lives by designing Places of Purpose.


  1. We are Architects and Interior Designers. Each approaches design with a different perspective. Our designs are executed HOLISTICALLY to reach informed, well thought-out, cohesive, and seamless solutions.
  2. We are contextual designers. We consider our project surroundings. Our designs always have a SENSE OF PLACE.
  3. Our designs are USER-CENTRIC. We pay attention to the customer experience.
  4. All people should enjoy design regardless of age, size, ability, or disability. That is why we employ UNIVERSAL DESIGN
  5. The best designs are designed for people and consider HUMAN SCALE and PROPORTIONS.
  6. Great designs have a sense of HEIRARCHY and a superior SPACE PLAN.
  7. As designers, we are trained to be SOLUTION PROVIDERS.
  9. We have a responsibility to our planet and we take it seriously. Our design choices are always SUSTAINABLE.
  10. We are STORYTELLERS. Our designs have a story behind them.