V PART OF OUR LEGACY

With a rich legacy spanning four decades, V Architecture stands as a premier design firm in Puerto Rico, renowned for its resilience and expertise. Throughout our history, we have cultivated a deep understanding of the local landscape, enabling us to craft designs deeply rooted in the island’s rich cultural tapestry.

This historical perspective forms the bedrock of our core values, placing emphasis on community-centric design, sustainability, and unwavering commitment to client satisfaction. At V Architecture, our legacy serves as a guiding light, inspiring us to push the boundaries of innovation and create enduring solutions for the future

Our family culture

At V Architecture, our culture embodies a profound commitment to service, education, and teamwork, all tailored to uplift and enrich our communities. We firmly believe that innovation should transcend mere design, extending into our personal passions, which is why we are dedicated to nurturing a collaborative environment where creativity thrives.

Service lies at the heart of our mission, compelling us to design spaces that leave a lasting, positive impact on people’s lives. Education is not just a goal but a perpetual journey, as we actively pursue continuous learning and knowledge sharing within our team.

Teamwork is the lifeblood of our organization, where growth, productivity, and camaraderie seamlessly converge. By integrating our personal and professional interests, we forge a unique bond that not only elevates the quality of our work but also strengthens our team dynamic.

At V Architecture, we don’t simply design environments; we unite as a family force to contribute to a better world, one project at a time.

SERVICE

Our team is inspired to volunteer and support causes that are close to their hearts and enhance the communities we serve.

Leadership

We are at the forefront of design in Puerto Rico and want our team to find growth, relevance and innovation in theirs careers through the high-quality work we do.

LEARNING

Every day at V Architecture is a day to learn and grow with access to invaluable industry resources, technology, networking, events and more.

Teamwork

Our team is built upon the knowledge, communication and trust that we have in each other as professionals, enhancing the work we do for the benefit of each client..

LET’S GROW TOGETHER

Embark on an exciting journey with one of the leading architecture firms in Puerto Rico and be an active participant in our impactful contributions to the communities we proudly serve. Through meaningful initiatives, we are assembling a remarkable team and consistently fortifying our culture.

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V ENGAGE

As part of our corporate responsibility, we tirelessly engage in projects, support organizations, and champion causes that hold significant importance to us. These endeavors contribute to positive social change, spanning education, religious institutions, and social organizations. Some of our notable pursuits include our involvement in the WOMEN WHO LEAD Program, educational initiatives, strategic alliances, community service projects, and participation in special publications. Our focus is on promoting growth, enhancing the well-being of our surrounding communities, and fostering unity within our team.

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Young V Mentorship Program

This immersive two-week summer program offers selected applicants firsthand experience within one of Puerto Rico’s leading architectural firms and allows them to develop their young, visionary minds. We aim to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the architectural profession, enriching their educational journey and empowering them to make informed decisions about their future career paths.

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V Internship Experience

Each year, V Architecture welcomes aspiring architects and emerging designers to our summer internship program, providing students with invaluable hands-on experience in real projects alongside our design teams and clients. Our program is meticulously crafted to offer comprehensive exposure to various areas of architecture, enabling participants to begin accruing credits towards the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) established by the NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) under the guidance of an AXP supervisor.

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Be a part of our V Family

Joining our team means being part of a legacy built on innovation, sustainability, and unparalleled design expertise. As a member of V Architecture, you’ll have the chance to work on iconic projects, collaborate with a diverse and talented team, and contribute to shaping the future of architectural design on our island and beyond. This is all accomplished within an environment that breathes collaboration, trust, training, and work-life balance.

ACTIVE IN THE FIELD OF DESIGN

Our team is active in and out of the office attending industry-leading events, working on projects that fuel their personal passions, and we are proud to be constantly recognized for our efforts.

  • V Architecture hosted the annual Young V Mentorship program for aspiring architects and designers in Puerto Rico. Our renowned design firm recognizes the importance of nurturing future talent through this innovative initiative. Our V Mentorship program fosters a culture of development for vibrant and skilled......

  • Historic Preservation Month honors those whose contributions, big or small, keep the work of historic preservation moving forward. Over the years, our office has engaged in various approaches to the Treatment of Historic Properties: Preservation, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction. Some areas where the office is currently......

  • March commemorates the invaluable contributions of women throughout history, and among those luminaries stands Ilia M. Ríos, V Architecture’s President and a trailblazer in Puerto Rico’s construction industry. A licensed architect, fearless team leader, strategic manager, and doer, Ilia joined the firm on March 23,......

  • V Architecture proudly commemorates its 44th anniversary, marking decades of visionary design and unparalleled dedication to architectural innovation. Founded as Jiménez + Rodríguez Barceló on March 15, 1980 by pioneering partners Ricardo Jiménez and José A. Rodríguez Barceló, the firm has since evolved into the......

  • March celebrates the rich history of women, a legacy that has purposefully evolved, granting greater recognition to the vital roles of these distinguished contributors to society. Our island’s history boasts illustrious females such as Julia de Burgos, Felisa Rincón de Gautier, and Nilita Vientós Gastón,......

  • As part of our inaugural V-Wellness Campaign, a series of initiatives aimed at promoting employee well-being and work-life balance, our firm had the pleasure of participating in a friendly volleyball matchup against our esteemed colleagues at Marvel Designs. This event was designed not only to......

  • V Architecture’s commitment to community involvement remains steadfast as we proudly sponsor and participate in impactful events. Our team member, Adriana Ostolaza, recently showcased her golf skills at the 2024 Sister Judith Burchyns Golf Tournament at El Legado Golf Club in Guayama, Puerto Rico. The......

  • We are excited to share V Architecture’s recent participation in the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program’s Civic & Community Engagement event. As an advocate for community involvement and leadership development, V Architecture President Ilia Rios was honored to be interviewed as part of a special......

  • V Architecture proudly participated in the recent Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program Civic Community Engagement event. Co-hosted by our own Miraida Rodríguez, the event focused on fostering corporate social responsibility and meaningful community engagement. The workshop emphasized five crucial points—culture, self-management, dignity, social justice, and......

  • The backdrop of Paris, one of the world’s most cherished cities and an architectural marvel, set the stage for the 14th Annual International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Awards for Global Excellence in Design. We are thrilled to announce that V Architecture’s project, the Sabanera Health......

  • V Architecture embraced the spirit of togetherness and celebration at the renowned Asador San Miguel in Naranjito, PR, for our 2023 Christmas Party. Taking a well-deserved break from our commitments to our exceptional clients, the team reveled in shared moments of joy, laughter, and reflection.......

  • The V Architecture team was thrilled to represent our firm at the recent launch of the book “Women Who Lead: Reframing Perspectives,” a beautiful new book that highlights the stories of 21 business leaders in Puerto Rico who excel in various fields, including finance, manufacturing,......

  • As leaders in the field of sustainable architecture, V Architecture has always been committed to staying at the forefront of innovation and knowledge in green building practices. Year after year, we eagerly await and participate in the annual GreenBuild International Conference + Expo, a premier......

  • At the heart of the architectural industry, Draftsmen and Draftswomen hold an indispensable role in translating intricate designs into actionable plans. At V Architecture, we’re fortunate to have two skilled draftsmen, Carmelo Rosado and José Martínez, who exemplify the precision and attention to detail that......

  • It’s a wrap for our 2023 Summer Internship Program! We are so proud of the work of all our amazing interns and everything they have accomplished during their 4 to 8 weeks at V Architecture. Every year, V Architecture hosts aspiring architects and emerging designers through......

CULTURE FUELED BY GREAT LEADERSHIP

V Architecture was founded as Jiménez + Rodríguez Barceló 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.