Álvarez-Díaz & Villalón | Innovative Architecture & Design
About the company
Álvarez‐Díaz & Villalon® is a renowned architecture and design firm led by the talented husband-and-wife duo, architect Ricardo Álvarez‐Díaz and interior designer Cristina Villalón. Their innovative approach to design has earned them a prominent position in the industry, with a reputation for environmentally responsible and aesthetically pleasing projects.
Established in 2001, Álvarez‐Díaz & Villalon® boasts an extensive portfolio encompassing various sectors such as retail, institutional, commercial, and residential projects. Their diverse range of clients, including bankers, bakers, hoteliers, and homemakers, demonstrates the firm's ability to tailor their designs to each client's unique identity.
The success of this dynamic couple in their native Puerto Rico can be attributed to their solid foundation of experience gained in the United States. Álvarez‐Díaz honed his skills working for esteemed architect and educator Robert A.M. Stern in New York. He holds a Professional Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame. Meanwhile, Villalón obtained a Master of Science degree in Interior Design from Pratt Institute, with additional training at the prestigious Royal Academy in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Nestled in the historic Santurce area of Puerto Rico, the firm operates from a beautifully restored century-old building. Notably, this office space is the first in Latin America to be designated for LEED CI Platinum Certification, highlighting their commitment to sustainability and environmental consciousness.
With their holistic design approach and a dedication to translating clients' individuality into impeccable designs, Álvarez‐Díaz & Villalon® continues to make waves in the architecture and design industry. Their unique blend of creativity, expertise, and passion sets them apart as one of the most innovative firms in the region.