RAFAEL CASTRO MONTES de OCA
Rafael Castro Montes de Oca Arquitectos (RCMdO) is a 8(a) & HUBZone certified and full service design practice that is dedicated to the development of urban design, architecture, interior architecture, and product design. Its founder, Rafael Castro Montes de Oca, AIA,LEED-AP, has more than 20 years of experience in the design, development, and administration of small and large projects on the public and private sector. His professional experience includes designing and participating in projects of great social importance in the Caribbean Region as well as serving as the Design Industry’s representative during the past 10 years through his leadership in the Colegio de Arquitectos y Arquitectos Paisajistas de Puerto Rico(Puerto Rico’s Architect’s and Landscape Architect’s Guild).
Based on the extensive experience of its founder and its associates, RCMdO embraces a wide design scope that encompasses everything from the creation of artifacts to the design of urban districts. Through a multi-disciplinary approach RCMdO creates responses to the programmatic needs of its clients by reacting to the project’s natural or built contexts, adapting to the economic reality of the client, and, transcending the purely pragmatic results by implementing a creative process that incorporates the client at various moments during the design’s development.
Is the discipline of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work to achieve specific goals with specific success criteria.
Development concept that present and future land use and built form.
LUIS G. CRUZ
Luis has 16 years of experience in the industry as an architect/designer. He has worked in multiple residential, institutional, office and industrial projects from schematic design to construction. Luis is also proficient at 3D modelling, graphic design and photography.
Estefania has 2 years of experience in the industry in architecture, interior design and project management. She has worked on institutional, corporate and office projects; such as a series of offices for Uber in the Caribbean, the remodeling of interior spaces in Honeywell Aerospace and Aon- Insurance Company, Axium Healthcare Pharmacy’s office and pharmacy spaces and the Elementary School Auditorium for Academia del Perpetuo Socorro
Jose has 30 years of experience in the construction industry as a professional draftsman. He has extensive knowledge of architectural and civil drawings, as well as experience in the plumbing industry.
ABNEL JO. HERNÁNDEZ
Abnel has 10 years of experience in the industry as an architect, designer and quality control manager. He has worked in various institutional, office and restaurants projects from schematic design to construction. Abnel is also skilled at filming, video editing, graphic design and photography.
Joanne is an architectural designer that graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor in Environmental Design and from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Masters degree in Architecture and an M.S. CEE in Construction Management. She has worked in a variety of projects in exterior and interior renovation and remodeling, particularly in the areas of hospitality, residential, institutional, office, and historic preservation.
Dedicated administrative professional with 20+ years’ experience coordinating executive affairs and managing day-to-day office operations. Recognized as trusted team member with strong leadership skills and excellent performance. Qualified to oversee multiple tasks, set priorities, and proactively anticipate leadership needs.