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Biography

Osvaldo Marrero AIA started in architecture in 1972 working in the office of Marchesani and Cohen, Architects and Planners. Here Osvaldo received 
his base training of a full architectural firm that at the time was involved in developing drawings for Jackson Memorial Hospital West Wing as well as notable condominiums such as Commodore Club Condo - Key Biscayne and others. After college, in 1982 he then went to the firm of ARC-TECH ASSOCIATES, INC where he continued to progress from Sr Draftsman to Job Captain developing drawings  for condominiums Tower of Quayside - N. Miami Beach, Fl. (22 & 24 stories bldg.) - Aventura Apartment Bldg. - Turnbury Isle, Fl. (22 stories bldg.) The exposure to field inspection and contractor coordinating was an added element that has contributed to his work today. Felipe Oruna an architect that worked with Osvaldo in Marchesani and Cohen took him away to his firm until Osvaldo made a major move to Stamford, Ct. Here, he went to work with VAN SUMMERN ASSOCIATES ARCHITECT, there Osvaldo came in as a Project Manager/Production Department.  Projects: - Vartuli Office Building - Stamford, Ct. (3 stories w/ 2 park'g levels) - Norwalk Twin Towers - Norwalk, Ct. (6 stories office building) - Crows Nest Condominium - Danbury, Ct. (240 -2 stories clusters) - Ithaca College Student Union Addition - Ithaca, N.Y. - Shelton Office Building - Shelton, Ct. (6 stories w/ 2 park'g levels)  Osvaldo also had the opportunity to work for the firm of NADELER PHILOPENA ASSOCIATES, Mt. Kisco, New York where he worked on the following Projects: - Stamford Forest - Stamford, Ct. (15 stories lux. apt. bldg.) - Clocktower Vista Condom. Norwalk, Ct. (5 stories apt. bldg.) - The Meadows - Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (450 unit Townhouse develop) - The Landmark - White Plains, N.Y. (Conceptual design apt. bldg).

Osvaldo returns to Florida and works for one more firm before entering into his own practice. Since then he has developed construction drawings, inspected and supervised construction projects and provided services to the following projects: -
Baymont Suites Hotel - ( 5 stories, 144 unit) Orlando, Florida -
Travelodge Hotel - Homestead, Florida -
Nelsay Shopping Center - (46,000s.f.) Miami, Florida -
Arby's Restaurant - Miami & Sunrise, Florida -
KFC, Miami Subs, Dennys - Miami, Florida -
High end Single Family residence custom built homes in  - Key Biscayne, Florida - Ocean Reef, Monroe County - 
Space planning for American Capital Partners.  

With his years of experience Osvaldo is committed to provide professional architectural services that are in the best interest of his clients.   

 
 
 

 

 

Rick D. Ruiz, Assoc. AIA  started in architecture in 1969 working in the office of Marchesani and Cohen in Miami Springs. Later went to the engineering office of Hufsey Nicolaides, engineers in electrical, air-conditioning and plumbing. Afterward worked in the office of developer Tabor Hollo producing space planning and interior design drawings for his multiple projects. Later returning to a full architectural office of David J. Cabarocas AIA, producing drawings for residential projects. With the encouragement of Mr. Cabarocas it was the start of the opening of a joint office in partnership with Manuel A. Vega RA known as New World Design and Planning that later became Vega Ruiz Architects Planners.

Rick's responsibilities ranged from dealing with code interpretation SFBC NFPA and State Regulations. Meeting with building officials and making presentations before municipal and county boards was a principle part of his participation. Presently, Rick is an associate in the firm of Marrero and Associates responsible for building code, zoning and planning evaluation in municipal, county or state. Rick has served as expert witness in cases that dealt in code interpretation. Since 1994 his responsibilities included providing roofing workshops for architects, engineers and consultants and is the contact person for Dade County product approvals and special project design and detail coordinator for Soprema USA which enclude field inspections. Rick has worked on roofing and waterproofing projects in Florida, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Rick has participated in Miami Dade County government as well as State run organizations that review industry standards and procedures. Rick at present is a board member of the Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and he has chaired the American Planning Assoc. from 1994 to 1996. Also in the past, he has been a member of the Miami-Dade County Shoreline Review Committee. Past member of the Transportation Aesthetic Review Committee for Miami-Dade County and Code Enforcement Hearing Officer for Miami-Dade County from 1998 to 2000, member of the City of Miami Zoning Board, Waterfront Advisory Board and appointed to the Solid Waste Task Force. Rick is also a professional member of the Roofing Consultant Institute. He completed a course in roofing and waterproofing at the University of Wisconsin in 2006.

Rick received the American Institute of Architects of Meritorious Service Award in both 2005 and 2007. In addition, he received the Presidents Meritorious awards of both 2006 and 2007, as well as the award in participation at the AIA Associate Architect of the Year 2007.

 
 

Over 30 years of experience in architecture.

* Construction Management and Inspection

* Building Code Consulting