V is for ‘Vision’

Explore our new online space to learn more about of Puerto Rico’s most prolific architecture and design firms.

 

OUR WORK
VIEW OUR CAPABILITIES
MEET THE TEAM
CONTACT US

 

Learn more about our capabilities and innovative vision by contacting our team or visiting us.

1701 Juan Ponce de León Ave
San Juan, PR 00909

(787) 622-3900
info@varchitecture.com

WORKING IN COLLABORATION
WITH OUR CLIENTS

V Architecture has distinguished itself by becoming one of the leading architectural firms in Puerto Rico. For nearly four decades, our multi-disciplinary team has brought its experience, passion and standards of excellence to every project. V Architecture offers pragmatic design solutions and integrated project management.

For us, the human factor of vision and architecture is an integral element necessary for conceiving, designing, and building a successful project. V Architecture prides itself on proven project management and clear communication from the conceptual design phase through construction administration.

BIM – BUILDING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
AND HOW IT BENEFITS YOU

An integrated technology, BIM builds on coordinated, reliable information about a project from design through construction and into operations and allows the architects to more accurately visualize and design the project for better understanding of the cost, scheduling, performance and environmental impact.

Service

Our full-service firm provides clients with efficient, comprehensive solutions, always applying deep knowledge and transparency.

SUSTAINABILITY

We are advocates for sustainable, sensible and resourceful design, always thinking green to minimize our clients' eco-impact.

Experience

Our leadership serves an elite clientele with the insight and expertise of over 30 years in the industry.

Innovation

Our team's creativity is only matched by an unwavering desire to explore and connect with new trends, materials and technologies.

SHAPING THE URBAN CORE

Our talented team of designers and meticulous planning processes have been leveraged to shape beautiful and useful cityscapes and public spaces for various municipalities in Puerto Rico.

AN AWARD-WINNING DESIGN TEAM

V Architecture has clinched a number of prestigious designations and awards, including LEED certification in various of their education projects in Carolina, Corozal and Ponce, as well as first place at the CEMEX Awards for accessibility-driven design.

HIGH-STYLE HOSPITALITY

Our team has designed outstanding projects for top names in hospitality, including Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt and more. Our expertise is evident in the breathtaking exteriors, as well as throughout the interior space.

AWARDS
& RECOGNITIONS

CEMEX AWARDS (2016)

BERNARDINO CORDERO BERNARD HIGH SCHOOL

LEED CERTIFIED – GOLD

NUEVA ESCUELA SUPERIOR VOCACIONAL DE COROZAL

LEED CERTIFIED – GOLD

BERNARDINO CORDERO BERNARD HIGH SCHOOL

LEED CERTIFIED – SILVER

BELÉN BLANCO ZEQUEIRA SCHOOL

CEMEX AWARDS (2014)

CONGRUENCE IN ACCESSIBLE DESIGN

ILIA RIOS – WOMEN TO WATCH (2014)

CARIBBEAN BUSINESS

These are just a few of the many recognitions and mentions V Architecture has secured. See more in our Press section.

INSIGHTFUL LEADERSHIP

V Architecture was founded as Jiménez + Rodríguez Barceló nearly 40 years ago, thanks to the innovative vision of its founding partners Ricardo Jiménez and José Rodríguez Barceló. The namesake duo was a big part of some of their most significant ventures in hospitality, commercial projects and the world famous Puerto Rico Convention Center.

Now President and Principal Architect Ilia Ríos is at the helm of the firm, representing a new generation that is committed to furthering their sophisticated perspective while growing alongside their clients.

MEET THE TEAM

ILIA M. RÍOS

AIA, NCARB, CDT, LEED® AP BD+C
PRESIDENT / MANAGING PRINCIPAL

José A. Rodríguez-Barceló

ARCHITECT, CCS, CCCA
SENIOR PRINCIPAL

JOSÉ BIRD

AIA, CCCA, LEED® Green Associate

SENIOR ARCHITECT

JESSICA N. DÍAZ BRAS

AIA, LEED® AP
ARCHITECT

RAFAEL LUGO VICENTE

M. ARCH
SENIOR DESIGNER

JAVIER CAMAYD

ASSOC AIA
DESIGNER

MARIALY PÉREZ RODRÍGUEZ

ASSOCIATE AIA, LEED® Green Associate
PROJECT MANAGER

OSCAR D. ROSADO

BIM SPECIALIST / COMPUTER DRAWING TECHNICIAN

CREATIVITY FUELED BY A GREAT CULTURE

V Architecture and its success are only possible thanks to the hard work and dedication of an experienced, highly skilled team. We work together and tirelessly to ensure client satisfaction, and our synergy is the source of smooth, flawless work.

TRUSTED PARTNERS

Our team is proud to deliver unmatched service to prestigious partners in a wide array of industries. Here are some of our most noteworthy clients.

SELECT PARTNERS

10 Carrión Court
Administración de Corrección
Academia Maria Reina
AIG/American Insurance Group
Atlantis Renal Centers
Autoridad de Edificios Públicos
Banco Santander
Baxter Pharmaceutical
Boston Scientific
Caribe Hilton
Catwalk Retail Store
Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial Caparra
Citigroup
Ciudad de Bayamón
Coca-Cola Bottlers
Compañía de Turismo de PR
Corporación Bacardí
Convention District Authority
Cuerpo de Bomberos de PR
Desarrollos Metropolitanos
DTOP
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Droguería Central
Efrón Dorado, S.E.
Empresas Díaz

Ernst & Young
Fiddler, González & Rodríguez
F&R Construction
GM Group
GP Realty
Gables Holding
Golden Living
Goldman, Antonetti & Córdova
Hilton Worldwide
Instituto Urológico
Interlink
JEMA Inc.
La Defensa
Las Caiseas
Levitt Homes
M3!
M Holdings
Mail Express
Management Group Investors
Marriott International, Inc.
Marrero-Longo, Inc.
Martí, Flores, Prieto & Wachtel
Méndez Realty
Mesón Sándwiches
Miramar Real Estate Mgmt

Municipio de Caguas
Municipio de Dorado
Muñiz & Zavala Group
Nestlé
Oriental Bank
PRIDCO
Pepsi Cola
Ponderosa
Prisa Group
Quality Inn
Ritz Carlton San Juan Hotel
San Gerónimo Development
San Juan Capital City
Santander Bank
Schering Plough Del Caribe, Inc.
Sociedades Santa Marina
Subway
Terranova Development
Torrimar Orthodontics
Toyota de Puerto Rico
Universidad de Puerto Rico
Urban Revitalization Group
Westernbank
Young & Rubicam

WORDS FROM
OUR CLIENTS

“The relocation of our new headquarters to suburban San Juan, was based on the belief that we could enhance our lives and accomplish even greater success in a greener, more natural business environment. Our expectations were high in terms of design and functionality. The engaging architecture of V Architecture exceeded our aspirations and elevated our vision of how the business environment serves as a focal backdrop for the achievements of Citigroup in Puerto Rico and abroad.”

Ronald Zettel
Former Country Corporate Officer Citigroup Puerto Rico

"We have worked on construction projects designed by V Architecture that go back over 30 years. Lately we designed and built six public school projects and we are so grateful for their work, as they become part of the team from inception to the finish and beyond."

José R Vizcarrondo
Desarrollos Metropolitanos, LLC

"My team and I have worked with V Architecture almost exclusively for the last decade. From envisioning and site studies, all the way to full blown construction drawings, V Architecture holds our hand all the way through. These are extremely talented people, helping us achieve superb work done in a cost effective and timely fashion. V’s attention to detail and commitment to push the limits to achieve out of the box design is impressive and palpable. Arch. Ilia Rios is one of the most talented designers I have ever had the privilege of working with. She is extremely diligent and a great communicator. My development and construction teams love working with them. We couldn’t do it without V."

Federico Stubbe
President at PRISA Group