September 6, 2018
“Much of the construction work force is Hispanic and often English is their second and weaker language. There is a strong sense of camaraderie, mutual respect and most of all a feeling of pride when a crew realizes the architect speaks their language. The bond goes beyond communication. It speaks to a person’s dignity.
My heritage is an integral part of who I am and takes a prominent role in my practice. It’s present in the way I see the word, the way I design, and the way I manage my office. Even the sign on my wall says ARQUITECTO.
An important aspect of equality is having your ethnicity represented in leading members of the community.”
Architects are creative professionals, educated, trained, and experienced in the art and science of building design, and licensed to practice architecture. Their designs respond to client needs, wants and vision, protect public safety, provide economic value, are innovative, inspire and contribute positively to the community and the environment.