WHAT WE OFFER

EXPERIENCE


We are a prestigious Yucatán firm dedicated to architecture with 20 years of experience. We have a portfolio of over 150 projects which comprise economics, functionality, landscape architecture, interior design and bioclimatic design strategies.


SPECIALIZATION


In July of 2010, Arq. Alberto Zavala Aguirre, Architect and Office Managing Director, after being selected along with 30 architects from around the world, attended a Master´s level specialization  on design in Sydney, Australia given by the international leader in sustainable architecture, Glenn Murcutt (winner of the Pritzker Prize, considered to be the Nobel Prize in Architecture). The design strategies and high-level knowledge acquired through this Master Class are suggested and applied so as to be of benefit to each project in the office.

AWARDS


A few relevant projects, among others, mainly in the Yucatán, Cancún and the Mayan Riviera are: Winner of the design competition and subsequent implementer of the Progreso parish church project; Winner of the design competition for “ Urban Entrances of Mérida”; Honorable Mention in the design competition for the IPEPAC Administrative Building in Mérida; Third place in the competition for the Administrative Building of the Mérida City Council; Marina-Yacht development “Paraíso” in Yucalpetén, Progreso.

SERVICES


We specialize in carrying out high-quality executive architectural projects, acting as coordinators when working in a team with various specialty and engineering firms and offices. Likewise, we supervise and verify that the construction fits the project, supplementing information or details as required during the construction work.
We offer construction services for all scales of residential, villa, real property projects, and so on. We have skilled and qualified labor teams for this which we have comprehensively worked with for 20 years, developing high standards in quality. Our "turn-key" concept encompasses being in charge of the facilities, services and/or infrastructure, the interior architecture of your project, as well as the landscape design.

BEACHFRONT OR WATERFRONT/COASTAL PROJECTS: MAKING IT EASY


Having accomplished diverse projects of this sort, we offer our experience to make your project a reality. We offer advice beginning with information regarding the characteristics of different coastal zones and how you should adhere to Decree 801. To that end, we coordinate efforts with registered offices specializing in conducting environmental impact studies.
We offer the handling of official matters with the authorities of The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) throughout the entire acquisition process of the relevant permits, as well as following-up on reporting requirements both during and upon completion of construction.
Our advice is comprehensive where criteria of a diverse nature are considered so as to make the best decision for the client and the environmental impact, for sustainable design strategies, economic/financial criteria, consultation with experts on environmental issues, specialized plans drawn up in the office to obtain permits, study of the best proposals in water treatment systems, as well as for sewage and waste systems, systems for alternate power generation, landscape design with vegetation native to the region, and so forth.

PHILOSOPHY AND VALUES



COMMITMENT


Achieving a quality of architecture that meets client aspirations, and to that end,  taking into account the construction systems, the technology and materials of the region, an analysis of the specific conditions of the site intended for construction, as well as the weather conditions of the region, the local culture and that of our era.

LONG TERM VISION: ECONOMY


Our proposals and design strategies have as an objective taking into account the useful life of the real property, taking care to keep client finances in mind when considering profitable cost-benefit criteria.

DESIGN PROCESS


Our approach to design is down a path of research, analysis and clarification: striving to understand client goals, their needs and ideas, as well as their budget; analyzing soil and site conditions; studying construction systems, technologies and materials that best fit in terms of cost and quality; and taking into consideration the culture, lifestyle and the modern era we live in. As we respond to these inquiries and more, we began to discover architectural possibilities.

FUNCTION AND FEELING: QUALITY OF LIFE


In designing, we seek to fuse together functionality and economics with the creation of high-end spaces that noticeably impact and thrill the user experience, therefore providing a better quality of life.

TEAMWORK


Inter-disciplinary work and coordination with experts from various fields amount to talents and abilities culminating in a level of high quality proposals.

ARCHITECTURE AND ETHICS: SUSTAINABLE GREEN DESIGN


In this day and age, having an ethical attitude and collaborating on the whole takes on great importance in attempting to reverse the climate change that puts the quality of life at risk for future generations. With this in mind, we propose architecture that is most in tune with the environment, as well as client finances, by depending on the putting into practice of passive techniques as applied to bioclimatic design,landscape design, as well as the opportunity for including alternate energy generating systems.


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