About us

STUNNING DESIGN

PERFECT QUALITY AND PRESICION

Ricardo De Castro, received his studies at the University of Catalonia, in Barcelona, Spain, and later completed his Master in Industrial Design at the Scuola Politécnica Di Design in Milan, Italy, and a Master in Interior Design in the same institution. It was here that he began his career at Lissoni Associati, the award-winning design studio. recognized by the famous architect Piero Lissoni.

In 2008, he established his firm in the city of Miami, which is responsible for carrying out large-scale commercial, corporate, residential projects.

The firm has managed to establish itself as a creative force. The experience and quality acquired has allowed us to achieve different types of projects in different countries and contexts such as restaurants, offices, houses, apartments, hotels and shopping malls. Progressively, he has gained recognition for the high quality of the designs made, the sustainability approach that he applies to each of the projects, the materials used in his works and the custom-made designs that interpret the specific needs of each client.

Among his most outstanding works are COVID Emergency Hospitals, El Golf Shopping Center, Shopping Center Plaza Campestre, Koombea, Unidrogras, Dulcerna, Marquise in the city of Barranquilla, Mar De Leva, Fit Choices, Events Center and Hotel Loma Luna in the city of Cartagena, El Cielo in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, El Español, Dolce Incontro, KFC Helados in Ecuador and Showroom Modloft in the city of Miami.

In 2019 he received the Bronze A ’Design Award, the largest design competition in the world, with his Marquise project.

EXPERTISE & RECOGNITIONS

EDUCATION

2001 Barcelona, Spain
UNIVERSITAT INTERNACIONAL DE CATALUNYA
2001 Milan, Italy.
SCUOLA POLITÉCNICA DI DESIGN

Masters Industrial Design – Prof. Piero Lissoni

2003 Milan, Italy.
SCUOLA POLITÉCNICA DI DESIGN

Masters Interior Design – Prof. Patricia Viel (CITTERIO – VIEL & PARTNERS)

EXPERIENCE

2001 - 2002 Barcelona, Spain
ARGOS MANAGEMENT
2003 - 2005 Milan, Italy.
LISSONI ASSOCIATI

Architect and Interior Designer

2005 - 2006 Miami, U.S.A.
LUMINAIRE

Senior Project Manager, Interior Design

2006 - 2007 Miami, U.S.A.
LUMINAIRE + BOFFI CUCINE

Senior Project Manager, Kitchen and Interior Design

RECOGNITIONS

2017
MONUMENTO AL RIO, UNA VENTANA AL MUNDO.
2018
XXVI COLOMBIAN ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE

Category: Architectonical Project
Project: EL CIELO

2019
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Category: Nomination A’ Design Award

2020
BUILDING OF THE YEAR ARCHDAILY

Category: Nomination Project El Cielo

AWARDS

2019 cOMO, ITALY
BRONZE A’ DESIGN AWARD WINNER

Category: Bulding Structure Design
Project: MARQUISE

2020
RETHINKING THE FUTURE

Category: Private Residence (Large) (Concept)
Project: MICA HOUSE

2020
RETHINKING THE FUTURE

Category: Public Building (Concept)
Project: MARQUISE

STAFF

GRACE VILLALVA

PROJECT MANAGER

Architect graduated from the Javeriana University with a diploma in finance and extensive experience as a project manager in construction companies and engineering firms.

VALERIA PARODI

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Design of the Universidad del Norte with distinguished academic performance.

KATIHUSKA CARMONA

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Architect with experience in coordinating BIM (Building Information Modeling) projects.
Architectural and interior design (Revit, Sketchup and Autocad). 2D and 3D modeling expertise

ELENA SÁNCHEZ

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Architect from Universidad del Norte with Master in Design of Interiors of the IED in Madrid. Draftsman experience.

CAROLINA VÉLEZ

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Architect with Interior Design studies and experience in architectural design in the commercial sector.

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