Laurinda Spear, FAIA, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP, IIDA
Ms. Spear, a founding Principal of Arquitectonica and ArquitectonicaGEO, studied Fine Arts at Brown University, and received her Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University. After obtaining a Master of Landscape Architecture degree in 2005, Ms. Spear founded ArquitectonicaGEO, a certified woman-owned business, in order to create sustainable landscapes and preserve ecological and cultural environments. She is active in many community affairs, including serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, a member of the Brown Corporation Emeritus, and as a former Trustee of the National Tropical Botanical Garden. Ms. Spear is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a Registered Landscape Architect, a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, winner of the Rome Prize in Architecture, and a LEED Accredited Professional.
Ms. Spear has lectured around the world on the subject of design excellence. Her work has been exhibited in prominent museums, and her projects have been featured in numerous books, magazines and professional journals.
Ms. Spear is an active participant in the design of projects undertaken by the firm.
Margarita Blanco, ASLA, LEED AP
Ms. Blanco began her career with a degree in Architecture from Cornell University, and has more than 25 years of experience with many project types, including hotels and resorts, offices, retail, and residential projects, ranging from large master plans for low cost, technologically advanced housing, to luxury residential properties. She has worked in many prominent U.S. cities, and her overseas portfolio includes projects in Europe, Asia and South America.
After obtaining a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Florida International University in 2005, Ms. Blanco joined ArquitectonicaGEO as Director, and has focused her career on the practice of Landscape Architecture. She works on nearly all of the firm’s projects, and ensures that proper and accurate execution of the design intent is carried out for the exterior spaces, down to the smallest detail.
John “Ben” Hutchens, RLA, LEED AP
Vice President – Landscape Architect
Mr. Hutchens is a Registered Landscape Architect, and is currently serving as Project Manager on the on the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science landscape, as well as numerous other Florida-based and international projects. He is experienced in landscape design, park and master planning and project management for urban, commercial high-rise buildings, single-family and multi-family residential. Mr. Hutchens is a graduate of the College of Charleston’s Historic Preservation and Community Planning program, and Florida International University’s Master’s program in Landscape Architecture. He has been practicing Landscape Architecture for 8 years.
Jeremy Calleros Gauger, AIA, LEED AP
Vice President – Sustainability Project Manager
Mr. Gauger is a Registered Architect, and is currently serving as Project Manager for the Trinidad National Museum of Science Campus in Trinidad and Tobago. This multi-faceted project includes a Master Plan, 50 acres of restoration and learning-laboratory landscape, and multi-building teaching and laboratory space. He served as Project Manager on the Perez Art Museum Miami landscape. He focuses on integrating landscape elements into architecture in a sustainable manner. As an avid cyclist, he is the official Bike Coordinator for the Miami office. Mr. Gauger is a graduate of the Williams College History and Environmental Studies program, and the University of Miami School of Architecture Master’s program.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Alejandro Perez, RLA
Bewketu Kassa, D Arch, Assoc. AIA
Liliana Andrade, LEED AP
Michelle Cintron, AIA, NCARB
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