About Me

 Since a young age, I have been fascinated by the power of architecture to shape our experiences and influence our emotions. Every structure tells a unique story, and I am committed to weaving narratives that engage the senses and evoke a sense of wonder. Whether it's a residential home, a commercial building, or a public space, I believe that thoughtful design has the potential to enrich lives and elevate human interactions. I am originally from Cuba where I began studying architecture and having acquired a solid foundation in architecture during my formal education, I continuously seek to expand my knowledge and stay abreast of emerging trends and innovative technologies. From exploring the latest advancements in sustainable design to integrating cutting-edge digital tools in my workflow, I strive to deliver forward-thinking solutions that embrace the challenges of the future.

 Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects, each presenting its own set of unique design opportunities and constraints. This rich experience has sharpened my ability to think critically, adapt to evolving requirements, and find creative solutions that surpass expectations. I am proud to have contributed to the realization of numerous successful projects that have garnered recognition for their design excellence. My design philosophy revolves around a holistic approach that considers the needs, aspirations, and cultural context of each project. I believe in listening intently to my clients, understanding their vision, and translating their dreams into tangible architectural solutions. Collaborating closely with clients, consultants, and contractors, I ensure that every project reflects a harmonious balance between creativity, functionality, and sustainability.

 Beyond my professional endeavors, I am a strong advocate for community engagement and design education. I believe that architecture has the power to positively impact society, and I actively seek opportunities to volunteer my time and expertise in initiatives that promote architectural awareness and access to quality design. I am excited to embark on new collaborations, pushing the boundaries of architectural innovation while remaining grounded in the principles of functionality and sustainability. Together, let us create spaces that inspire, transform, and enhance the lives of those who inhabit them.

 Manuel Alvariño 

AIA Florida 2018, Honor Award for Theoretical and Research Design 

Professional Experience

Residential Design

Specialized area of architecture that focuses on the planning, design, and construction of homes and living spaces. It involves creating functional, aesthetically pleasing, and comfortable environments that meet the specific needs and desires of the individuals or families who will be residing in them. Residential design encompasses various styles, from traditional to contemporary, and can include single-family homes, townhouses, apartments, or condominiums. 

Commercial Design

Commercial design refers to the specialized field of architecture focused on planning, designing, and creating functional and visually appealing spaces for commercial purposes. Commercial design refers to the specialized field of architecture focused on planning, designing, and creating functional and visually appealing spaces for commercial purposes. Successful commercial design can have a significant impact on a business's success. 

Renovation Design 

A renovation project involves making significant changes or improvements to an existing building or space. It can range from minor updates and cosmetic enhancements to substantial modifications that may include structural alterations and changes to the building's layout and systems. My experience in renovations projects is in residential, commercial, or institutional. My designs are driven by various factors such as aesthetic preferences, functional requirements, safety concerns, or the desire to improve energy efficiency. 

Sustainable Design

Also known as green design or sustainable architecture, it is an approach to design that aims to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings and promote a more sustainable and regenerative future. My key goals for sustainable design are Energy Efficiency,  Resource Conservation, Healthy Indoor Environments, Water Efficiency, Waste Reduction, and Recycling. Ultimately, sustainable design strives to create buildings and spaces that harmonize with their surroundings and thrive in a sustainable and regenerative manner.    

Feel free to contact me for any inquiries or collaborations.  

[manualvarino@gmail.com] - [813.507.8918]