Adriana is an inaugural class alumna of the AIA Puerto Rico Chapter Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program with a diverse background and profound passion for creating unforgettable experiences through design. She returns to Puerto Rico after working in Miami for several years, where she focused on architectural branding, hospitality and high-end residential projects in the Middle East and the Caribbean. Prior to her time in South Florida, she worked in project and property management for a multi-family housing development firm in Puerto Rico.


Adriana holds a professional architectural degree from Syracuse University with a unique focus on Psychology. Her education took her on a global journey through countries like Brazil, Chile, and Italy where she developed a deep appreciation for how history, communities and culture shape the built environment. Adriana believes design should enhance the user experience for locals and travelers alike. She strives to create spaces that capture the wonders of destinations and tell unique stories. Her ability to listen to project needs and foster effective teamwork is central to her approach.


Her recent relocation back to Puerto Rico further fuels her commitment to her home island and its unique blend of culture, community, and natural beauty. Currently, she works as Project Manager for V Architecture, with a career focus on hospitality design in the Latin American market.


  • Bachelor of Architecture, Syracuse University, 2016
  • Study Abroad Florence, Italy, 2014
  • Landscape Urbanism & Modernism in Latin America, Brazil & Chile 2013