Charleen Crespo Lacomba (B.Arch) received her Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. Before joining V Architecture, she worked with local and international architectural firms, such as an award-winning Toronto-based firm. She contributed to producing designs and drawings for various high-end, low-rise residential projects in Puerto Rico. She is a well-rounded designer, leader, and team player with an eye for detail. Her work experience encompasses hospitality, commercial, residential, and historic preservation projects and LEED certifications.
Charleen has pursued both of her passions: sustainability and historic preservation. She has collaborated in certifying commercial and pharmaceutical projects for LEED, such as Sartorius Stedim Biotech in Yauco.
As a student, she, alongside her teammates, joined the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) Peterson Prize 2014 & 2016 Measured drawing student Competition, winning first prize for the Casa Cautiño (2014) and second place prize for the Casa Roig (2016). Thanks to her prior experience with HABS, she interned at the National Park Service: Alaska Regional Office in Historic Structure and Cultural Landscape Program. Charleen worked interpreting digital point cloud data acquired by a Trimble TX8 scanner to prepare several HABS drawing sets.
Moreover, as a cyclist, she brings an encompassed view of urban design and advocates for improving our city’s design for cyclists and pedestrians. She believes in incorporating sustainability principles into her daily life, such as reducing her carbon footprint by commuting by bicycle whenever possible.
- Bachelor of Architecture, the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Hato Rey (CUM