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ABOUT US

For 30 years, Rodriguez Architects, Inc. has specialized in delivering education, office, retail, hospitality and institutional projects. A full-service architectural firm, RAI offers a full scope of in-house services, allowing us to develop long-standing client relationships and deliver exceptional work that focuses on detail.

TESTIMONIALS

“Rodriguez Architects established strong credibility and confidence early in the process with the 444 Brickell project. Their professionalism, attention to detail, insightful design process, responsive service and timely follow-through was most appreciated.”

Marilyn LucasVice President, Senior Asset Manager

“During the past six years, we have worked closely with Rodriguez Architects, Inc. on a series of
important projects… I have found that the firm is reliable, professional, responsive to the owner's need and has been a valuable resource when researching market conditions, code requirements and any other question we may have.”

Victor Alonso R.A.Administrative Director Design and Sustainability Office of School FacilitiesMiami-Dade County Public Schools

“In my years as an administrator I have had several opportunities to interact with architects,
contractors, and construction workers through school-related projects. Never, however, has the
process been as smooth as it was under the direction of Rodriguez Architects, Inc.”

Dawn M. BaglosPrincipal

“Rodriguez Architects' team was cooperative, courteous and good team players. We were extremely pleased with the performance of their company and willingness to work together.”

Angel AraujoPrincipal | Project Executive

PROJECTS

McArthur High School

McArthur High School

Airbase K-8 Center

Airbase K-8 Center

West Homestead K-8 Center

West Homestead K-8 Center

Christ Fellowship – Doral Campus

Christ Fellowship – Doral Campus

Palm Springs North Elementary

Palm Springs North Elementary

Coral Gables Prep

Coral Gables Prep

Coral Park Elementary School

Coral Park Elementary School

Norland Elementary

Norland Elementary

Residence Inn Dania Beach

Residence Inn Dania Beach

Hilton Garden Inn – Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport

Hilton Garden Inn – Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport

Shops at Spanish River

Shops at Spanish River

Founders Park

Founders Park

Hampton Inn & Suites at Hall’s Camp

Hampton Inn & Suites at Hall’s Camp

ON THE BOARDS

Christ Fellowship – Downtown Campus

Christ Fellowship – Downtown Campus

Christ Fellowship – Palmetto Bay Campus

Christ Fellowship – Palmetto Bay Campus

Benton Building

Benton Building

Various Proposals

Various Proposals

SERVICES

Rodriguez Architects, Inc. is a full-service architectural firm, we provide our clients a full range of architectural services in-house, augmented by specialty consultants as necessary to provide a complete solution. This allows us to serve and guide our
clients from design conception through project completion.

Firm members are also experienced in construction management and several
specialty areas that extend beyond our architectural services.

Architecture, Interiors and Strategic Consultants
Master Planning
Site Selection
Site Planning Design
Consulting Documentation
Project Management
Construction Administration
Post Occupancy Evaluations
Tenant Build-­Outs
Space Planning
Renovation and Rehabilitation

In Support of Client Ventures
Building Evaluation
Acquisition Due Diligence
Owner Representation

Expertise
Building Code Analysis
Americans with Disabilities Act Evaluations
ADA / UFAS Barrier Removal
Expert Witness & Testimony
Agency Coordination
Code, ADA and Practice Act Training

CLIENTS

MEET OUR TEAM

Miguel A. Rodriguez

FAIA, Principal

Miguel A. Rodriguez, FAIA is a broadly experienced architect with over 35 years in the profession. He is licensed in the State of Florida and three other states and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). As firm principal he directly overseas administration, client relations and marketing and is also directly in charge of and participates on each firm project overseeing the activities of the Project Manager and participating in all phases of project development.

As a former licensed general contractor, Mr. Rodriguez has “hands-on” construction experience and knows what it takes to get a project built. Under his leadership, the firm has successfully completed several design-build projects where it was the prime member of the project team. He is also a recognized expert in the American with Disabilities Act, the Florida Accessibility Code for Building Construction, the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards and the Fair Housing Act and has given expert testimony on behalf of various clients with respect to the removal of architectural barriers. In addition to the ADA, Mr. Rodriguez is also an expert, on professional practice issues, standard of care issues, the Florida Architectural Practice Act and the Florida Building Code, as well as on Continuing Education for professionals. Miguel is an Adjunct member of the Faculty at the University of Miami, School of Architecture, teaching Professional Practice and has previously taught Construction Documents at the University of Miami and Professional Practice at Florida International University. He has also delivered continuing education courses on the AIA documents, the Florida Building Code, the ADA and the Fair Housing Act to fellow professionals and Building Officials around the State of Florida.

His active involvement with professional issues over the past 26 years builds on his expertise and has placed Mr. Rodriguez in a position of leadership not only statewide but also nationally. He is recognized by colleagues for his contributions to the profession on both levels and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects; a recognition of professional excellence which honors those model architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession.

Professional Credentials:
o Registered Architect - State of Florida, No. AR10099
o Registered Architect - State of South Carolina, No. 05071
o Registered Architect - State of Alabama, No. 5984
o Registered Architect – State of Georgia No. RA011485
o National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certificate - No. 46548, 1995

Education: Bachelor of Architecture, 1981 -- University of Miami; Coral Gables, Florida

Lourdes Rodriguez

AIA, Principal

Lourdes Rodriguez, AIA is an experienced architect with over 33 years of practice locally. As firm President and Principal she is involved with client relations and marketing and directly oversees the firm’s Education and Public Agency portfolios.

Mrs. Rodriguez has extensive experience with Public Agencies on both continuing services and single project specific agreements, including considerable work with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade County Public Housing and Community Development and the Cities of Miami and Miami Beach with whom she has directly worked on a variety of projects over the span of at least 10 years. Her areas of expertise include educational design, the State Requirements for Educational Facilities (SREF), the Florida Building Code and Accessibility.

Her primary responsibility is the administration of the firm’s Public Sector Projects and more exclusively Educational Projects. Since 1990, she has been managing or co-managing projects for various South Florida Educational and Governmental Agencies. She has participated in all aspects of the design and construction phases and has developed a keen sense for practicing in a pro-active role in helping lead the project team through the construction process.

As with other firm leaders, Lourdes is active with the American Institute of Architects, has led the local chapter’s Women in Architecture program and is a mentor to young professionals. She is also an active participant in the Committee on Architecture for Education (national) and Committee on Education (local). Through participation and interaction with industry professionals, she maintains the level of knowledge required to practice in today’s diverse and changing environment.

Professional Credentials: Registered Architect - State of Florida, No. AR 11630

Education:
o Bachelor of Architecture, 1983 – University of Miami; Coral Gables, Florida
o Architecture, 1980 – Miami-Dade Community College; Miami, Florida

Antonio Moreno

Senior Project Manager

Mr. Moreno is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Design and holds over 20 years experience in the architecture design field. His experience includes both domestic and international projects comprised of a variety of building types including large and small scale developments. He is highly skilled in architectural project delivery from design development to construction documents to construction administration.

Mr. Moreno is experienced in highly sensitive government projects requiring special security clearance; such as United States Embassy designs in Peru, and the development of the new Federal courthouse in Washington D.C. Additionally Mr. Moreno has been successful in delivering technically demanding projects including a number of Health Clinics developed for Humana and Doctor’s Medical Center in Miami, Florida.

In the Educational field Mr. Moreno been involved in the development and management of a number of school projects containing state-of-the-art Science and Biotechnology Labs.

Education: Bachelor of Architecture, University of Florida, 1983-1987

Felicia Salazar

Project Architect

Federico Castillo

Technical Staff

Marie Moorman

Administrative Assistant

Marie is a graduate of Florida International University with a degree in English. Her interests in architecture stems from an inherent curiosity for the built environment – a curiosity that she often explores as a writer. Stylistically, she appreciates the “Mediterranean Style”, “Gothic Style” and “Colonial Style.” As an important member of the RAI team, she’s key to navigating the often-rigorous literature of RFQs, Proposals, and administrative necessities of the firm.

Education: Florida International University, Bachelor of English, Class of 2012

David Shewairy

Senior Project Manager

Rosi Cutrone

Project Manager

Cuauhtemoc Valle

Production Manager

CONTACT

2121 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Suite 1010
Coral Gables, Florida 33134

T: 305-448-3373
F: 305-448-3374