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Eventually, every organization and business takes on the character of its principals: the chief features of their personalities have a trickle-down effect. Delve into the heart of SRS and you'll discover its most significant aspect: building trusting relationships and collaborations. Early on in his career, for Manny Synalovski, there was no conscious choice about his relationships with others. It's in his very nature to value integrity, honesty, and frankness as he builds a collaborative spirit and relationships with clients, contractors, and his team of co-workers. It's no surprise that Merrill Romanik, Jose Saye, and the team he assembled as SRS grew are people of like minds: the law of attraction is truly at work.

While SRS team members are all experienced, talented professionals, what sets them above the mark is their consummate diligence, attention to detail, and thoroughness. Each project is respectfully treated and managed as if it were the "only project": from project analysis to programming, to master planning, architectural design, bidding, permitting, interior design, and contract administration. Whatever it takes, no matter how small a detail, the SRS team is unequivocally committed to satisfying, and exceeding, every client's expectations.

Manuel Synalovski

Manuel Synalovski, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Principal

Founder and managing principal, Manny is responsible for ensuring the availability of resources to support clients' projects, establishing architectural design objectives, and ultimately promising that clients' objectives are consistently met. He has considerable expertise in academic facilities, retail, hospitality, municipal, religious, mixed-use workplace, and residential design projects.

Born in Cuba and raised in Puerto Rico, Manny and his family relocated to Miami in 1981. For as long as he can remember, Manny aspired to the field of architecture. After earning his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1983, he began his practice and succeeded at opportunities both within South Florida and beyond.

His professional affiliations and community service roles are legendary. And those who know him best, know Manny as an individual of impeccable character, candor, integrity, and intelligence. A son of many cultures, Manny is an extraordinary communicator — attentive listener, responsive spokesperson, diplomatic negotiator, consensus-seeker, and problem-solver. Manny's gift for relationship building stands him in good stead with clients, government bodies, community leaders, and contractor partnerships. Manny is married to Lisa Kliegman Synalovski, an award-winning general contractor.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Miami, Miami, Florida

Membership and Certifications

  • Registered Architect, Florida
  • Registered Architect, Puerto Rico
  • Registered Architect, Connecticut
  • Registered Architect, Texas
  • Registered Architect, Illinois
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
  • American Institute of Architects
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • National Fire Protection Administration
  • Uniform Building Code Inspector, Florida
  • Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals, Florida
  • LEED Accredited Professional

Community Affiliations (Past/Present)

  • International Board of Directors, Young Judaea
  • Board Member, Jewish Federation of Broward County
  • Past President, Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Broward County
  • Past President, B'nai Aviv, Weston
  • Member, City of Plantation Planning and Zoning Board
  • Member, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Lauderhill Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Miami Shores Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Plantation Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Weston Chamber of Commerce
Merrill Romanik

Merrill Romanik, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Principal

As a principal of the firm, Merrill brings a multitude of talents and significant expertise in architecture, building construction, and interior design. When she joined the firm as an intern in 1992, Merrill soon envisioned an expanded spectrum of services that would offer clients a one-stop shop, and helped launch the firm's Interior Design Studio. Internship soon led to a permanent associate position and later to Principal.

Merrill's integrated approach to project planning and client needs has added a unique dimension to the firm's overall perspective and performance. Moreover, Merrill adheres to the highest standards of aesthetic, technical, and environmental values, which have become the professional criteria and credo for the entire team.

Born in Pittsburgh, Merrill came to Miami as a teenager. She is part of a large extended family residing on both coasts of the state. She frequently spends weekends boating and engaging in family projects and get-togethers. She spent her developing years side by side with her father, whose craftsmanship and handiwork inspired her choice of careers. From her mother, she's inherited a love of artful craft and is an exceptional, award-winning cake artist.

Merrill is intellectually gifted, with an intuitive and creative mind, and a deep understanding of process and production. These characteristics infuse her professional relationships, and she is known as a gifted leader and manager who inspires all constituents to attain their objectives while enjoying the journey.

Education

Bachelor of Design, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Master of Building Construction, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Master of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

Membership and Certifications

  • Registered Architect, Florida
  • Registered Interior Designer, Florida
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
  • American Institute of Architects
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • National Fire Protection Administration
  • LEED Accredited Professional

Community Affiliations (Past/Present)

  • Gold Ribbon Baker, Cakes Against Cancer
  • Member, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami
  • Member, Florida Green Building Council
  • Member, Hispanic Unity of Florida, Hollywood
  • Member, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Miami Shores Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Plantation Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Weston Chamber of Commerce
Jose Saye

Jose Saye, NCARB
Principal

The newest partner named to the firm, Jose has been a much-appreciated asset since he joined Manny Synalovski and Merrill Romanik in 1999. As an associate and project manager, he excels at overseeing all aspects of even the most complex projects: from developing budget proposals to ensuring that deadlines are met, documents are precise, and work quality and integrity meet the highest standards. As partner, he expands client relationships and monitors the progress of projects to ensure that clients' needs and expectations are fully understood and met, and that they are kept advised of advancement.

Bilingual (Spanish/English), Jose has a personality that easily connects with clients. As a skillful communicator, Jose is a "people person" who enjoys working with clients and teammates, and coaching all participants to bring the design concept to an aesthetically pleasing and exceedingly functional material reality.

Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Jose came to Miami in 1998, after progressive experience as an architectural associate and construction manager, gaining field as well as design experience. He lives in Aventura with his wife and young children.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia

Membership and Certifications

  • Registered Architect, Consejo Profesional Nacional de Ingenieria y Arquitectura, Colombia
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Christopher Bray

Christopher Bray

With nearly 26 years' experience, Chris contributes his expertise to managing projects of all types and sizes to successful completion. From his first job with SRS, he has honed his skills and grown as an architect and manager. Chris is expertly knowledgeable about construction materials, methods, systems, and components specific to South Florida. He is meticulously detail oriented and coordinates all project elements to maintain quality control and a smooth process. He is consistently adept at recognizing and servicing a client's needs, from conceptual design to turnkey operation. He is a collaborative professional, working with and often supervising the design team.

A South Florida native, Chris was born in Hollywood and attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale. He lives near the water and enjoys boating and aquatic activities of all sorts. With SRS, he has participated in a variety of projects throughout South Florida: Mixed-use, academic, municipal, commercial, and recreational facilities.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Architecture, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida

Aren Castro

Aren Castro

Mentorship is a significant part of the SRS culture. Each year, the firm interviews and welcomes architectural interns who demonstrate passion, creativity, and the requisite technical skills for a successful career.

In 2015, Aren Castro, a second-year student in Florida Atlantic University’s bachelor program in architecture, served as a summer intern. His dedication to support project teams and willingness to learn have made him a valuable member of the SRS family, to the extent that he is now a part-time staffer while completing his studies.

Aren’s love of design began in childhood. He loved to doodle, creating floor plans for imaginary families. His curiosity about structure deepened in his teens, and he explored books on architectural theory and philosophy. He was encouraged by his parents, who are in the Information Technology field: his father, an IT director for a South Florida municipality; his mother, a technical writer for Ultimate Software Group, an SRS client.

At SRS, Aren has been receiving a hands-on education in CAD work, liaising with building departments in the cities where SRS is creating new projects, and soaking up the skills and professionalism that will ultimately lead to his goal.

“This is the first step on my journey,” he said. “I look at existing buildings, and imagine what I might design in the future. The world offers such a broad palette to work with, and the possibility to create something new and beautiful.”

Education

Candidate, Bachelor of Architecture, Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fernando Castro

Fernando Castro

Fernando Castro joined SRS in 2014, but is no stranger to its principals and staff. He was part of the architectural team for five years, from 2005 to 2009. During that time, Fernando was involved in the construction administration and design of eight new and/or renovated academic facilities, six major commercial projects, and development of Broward County’s Weston City Hall.

As SRS’s recent project list jump-shifted up, its principals knew it was time to bring Fernando back to the fold, where his ever-steady professionalism and performance would ensure that timeline and budgetary concerns would be satisfied.

Originally from South America, Fernando arrived in South Florida in 1999, after a decade as an architect in Bogota and Santa Marta, Colombia. His profession seems as predestined as his family name: he counts five architects and builders (including his father) among his brothers, cousins, and uncles.

His career in Colombia began with architectural auditing for “Cuidad Bolivar,” a town planning project, a telephone network, and two housing developments, comprising 80 and 59 apartments, respectively. Over the course of the 1990s, Fernando held roles as field manager, construction director, and architect designer for many other apartment complexes and the Lago Mar Marina Club Resort, with a three-towered hotel, luxury homes, marina, and restaurants.

His career continued along the same arc in the United States, initially with resort development in Key Largo and Hollywood Beach, Florida. Rounding out his project portfolio, Fernando’s work includes both upscale and affordable dwellings for thousands of South Floridians: an activity that promises to endure well into the future at SRS.

Education

Bachelor in Architecture, Universidad Piloto de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia

Carlos Diaz

Carlos Diaz

The field of architecture challenges and engages both sides of the human brain, as we understand neuroscience today. The left side: analytical, verbal, and sequential in thinking. The right side: perceptual, visual, and more globally conceptual.

With visual imagination, architecture can be dynamic, adaptable to changing human progress and life. With analytical detail, a structure can be viable, sustainable, and endurable.

Carlos Diaz is an architectural draftsman, whose work integrates functions of both sides of the brain. He is impassioned by envisioning building elevations as well as the precise technical drawing that is the basis of all civil, structural, electrical, and mechanical engineering construction documents. Like an orchestra, there would be no harmony or success in constructing a building without a conductor to coordinate the structure’s interdisciplinary components.

Carlos has been an architectural draftsman since 1992. In Puerto Rico, he worked with architects Horacio Diaz, F.A.I.A., and Eduardo Diaz, A.I.A., for 22 years until his 2015 relocation to Fort Lauderdale.

Carlos and his wife, Carmen, are raising two sons, Dennis and Dan, now teenagers. He hopes one day to help expand SRS' reach into Puerto Rico.

Education

Architectural Drafting, Liceo de Arte y Technologia de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Bachelor’s Program, Electric Engineering, Universidad Polictenica de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Eduardo R. Diaz-Delucca

Eduardo R. Diaz-Delucca, AIA

It may be said that Eduardo Diaz-Delucca, born and raised in Puerto Rico, is a traditionalist: both his father and older brother preceded him as architects, and all graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. While tradition may have influenced Eduardo’s career choice, the shape of that choice is entirely his. His path reflects a lifelong concern with improving social conditions through architectural means. And for Eduardo, that means cementing a workable coalition with community residents, contractors, and the government.

Eduardo’s project experience as an architect and urban planner has ranged from New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Puerto Rico, from the Dominican Republic to Tempe, Arizona, and to Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His work ranges from a $32.8 million public housing modernization project; $29.6 million campus for the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico in Bayamón, Puerto Rico; central operations and maintenance facilities for a municipal public utility company, Puerto Rico; resort in the Dominican Republic; and an industrial canal lock expansion in New Orleans. And most everywhere he’s worked, a legacy of enduring housing complexes and forward-looking communities.

His self-described “small practice” in Puerto Rico tackled huge and socially significant projects: two National Guard armories, a judicial center, mass transit stations, renovations at a Veterans Administration medical center, historic building rehabilitation for the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, and elder care facilities. Yet his greatest personal satisfaction was the modernization of hundreds of housing units, including the Manuel A. Pérez and San Fernando Public Housing projects in San Juan, and the Carioca Public Housing project in Guayama, Puerto Rico. “As neighborhoods age, the social impact of renovation and introduction of new programs and activity centers revitalize communities and bring hope.“

Like the SRS team he joined in 2014, Eduardo considers that consensus among community partners leads to achievement and mutual satisfaction for all.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Master of Architecture, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

Membership and Certifications

  • Registered Architect, Florida
  • Registered Architect, Puerto Rico
  • American Institute of Architects, Puerto Rico Chapter (1981-2013)
  • Colegio de Arquitectos y Arquitectos Paisajistas de Puerto Rico
  • Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Planificación (Planners Association)
  • Licensed Planner, Puerto Rico
  • Board Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration
Derrick Douglas

Derrick Douglas

An experienced creative marketing professional, Derrick joined the firm in 2012. He is an efficient multi-tasker whose primary responsibility is responding to Requests for Proposals offered by municipal and other public entities. His is a demanding and time-sensitive job, requiring research skills, design talent, and attention to detail. He works with all team members and consistently meets the pressure of deadlines with intelligence, grace, and good humor. 
 
A Hollywood resident, Derrick is proficient in database management, e-commerce, search engine optimization, developing promotional campaigns, and coordinating vendor outsourcing relations.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Marketing, University of Miami, Miami, Florida

Mauricio Feldsberg

Mauricio Feldsberg, NCCER, LEED Green Associate

When Mauricio Feldsberg joined SRS in May 2013, his knowhow in the most advanced computer-aided architectural design technology soon propelled him into a key position among the firm’s team members.

Mauricio was born in Cali, Colombia, and grew up in South Florida. Like many boys, Mauricio loved cars and dreamed of becoming a car designer. However, not one to fantasize, Mauricio took steps to actualize his dream, enrolling in physics and engineering classes in high school and college. But he soon discovered a deeper fascination with architecture.
By merging his engineering background with architectural design and construction studies, Mauricio became proficient in streamlining production plans and resolving spatial and environmental challenges. “Given the opportunity and educational tools to build something long-lasting and useful, I was hooked on architecture, ” he said.

Throughout his college years, Mauricio enjoyed hands-on experience with construction and design firms, as project originator and estimator, developing bids for residential, commercial, and government projects, and creating visionary, long-term plans for urban development.

Mauricio’s mastery of innovative and leading-edge technology cuts through time and budget constrictions and results in efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and client satisfaction. He is proficient in such wide-ranging programs as: Revit, AutoCAD, Rhinoceros 3D, Grasshopper, Ecotect, Vasari, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch Up, and Microsoft Office.

“To take a mental concept and actually materialize it so people can inhabit it… I can’t think of a better way to make a positive impact in the world.”

Education

Associate of Arts in Architecture, Broward College, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Honor Roll, Dean’s List)
Bachelor of Architecture & Bachelor of Urban/Regional Planning, Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Membership and Certifications

  • United States Green Building Council
  • American Institute of Architects/Students
  • NCCER, LEED Green Associate
  • Florida Atlantic Planning Society
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity
  • National Concrete Masonry Association: Innovative Design Award
  • Florida Atlantic University: Undergraduate Research Award (Fall 2012)
Priscila Fort Quintana

Priscila Fort Quintana

For eons, building designers and space planners have been challenged to create form that satisfies function. In Priscila Fort Quintana’s view, it’s not only utility that matters, but the psychological impact on the humans who inhabit these spaces.

Priscila traveled an unusual road to an architectural profession. Trained in behavioral psychology, she is convinced that spaces and places should contribute to positive emotions and attitudes wherever people live, work, study, pray, and play.

Joining SRS in 2014, Priscila's first assignment was unique and aptly suited to her dual studies. She was cast as acting project manager and facilities coordinator for multi-campus Broward College. Still involved with the Broward College team, Priscila is also responsible for client consultation, construction documentation, and interior design for a wide range of projects, including commercial, municipal, and academic.

With advanced studies and experience in project management, behavioral psychology, urbanism design, architectural drafting, model making, and design research in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Cartagena, Colombia, and South Florida, Priscila is certain to articulate her views and influence her peers and profession, as she continues to oversee current and future projects at SRS.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Master of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Steven Hatzidakis

Steven Hatzidakis

Since 2004, Steve has applied his creativity and technical skills to produce architectural designs that shape a concept to satisfy SRS clients' needs and expectations. Born and raised in Red Bank, New Jersey, Steve worked in New York and New Jersey for 10 years before relocating to South Florida, and brings an urban context to his work here. He manages the day-to-day design process of each project, while maintaining concept integrity and working closely with clients, contractors, and the architectural design team.

Steve and his wife met as students while at Pratt Institute, and moved to South Florida to raise their family. They live in Miramar.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

Lauren Holzman

Lauren Holzman

Lauren joined the firm in 2012, shortly after earning a Master of Architecture degree at the renowned Savannah College of Art and Design. With a multitude of talents and varied interests, Lauren brings a multidimensional and dynamic presence to the firm. A multi-tasker and self-starter, Lauren brings a success-directed and independent spirit to the firm. She is a personable, detail-oriented, and effective team player who enjoys both the challenges of creativity and emerging technologies.

Growing up in Davie, Lauren was encouraged by her family early on to develop skills in many areas. Inspired by her older brother, Lauren grew up believing that whatever he did, she could do too. She is a versatile musician with proficiency in the oboe, trombone, percussion, piano, and guitar. During her academic career, Lauren was a vice president and board member of A.I.A.S. (American Institute of Architecture Students) and an active supporter of Women Against Rape and Sexual Assault. For six years, when home from school, Lauren worked as a legal office assistant and math tutor. Looking ahead, she aspires to design residential projects. "I love the idea of creating a happy home."

Education

Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering, University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut (Graduated Cum Laude)
Master of Architecture, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia

Membership and Certifications

  • American Institute of Architects (Associate)

Community Affiliations (Past/Present)

  • Love WARS (Women Against Rape and Sexual Assault)
  • Up 'til Dawn, St. Jude's Children's Hospital
  • Relay for Life
  • RAD (Rape Aggression Defense)
  • Breast Cancer Walk
John Michael Jimenez

John Michael Jimenez

For a young man, John Jimenez has had more than a decade of experience in the construction trade. His father, a general contractor, taught John that hard work builds character. And since John was ten, he worked side by side with his dad on weekends and school holidays. While John loved the physical labor and closeness with his father, something else intrigued him: John’s father liked to draw, and the boy discovered that, beyond the bricks and mortar, there was something more. There was design.

When John was ten years old, his family relocated from Peru to South Florida. Throughout high school, college years, and apprenticeships, John enjoyed frequent work as a metal framer, drywall installer, and supervisor alongside his father and crews in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. While he was literally grounded in construction, it was imaginative design that gave dimension to his intellect and deepened his architectural intention.

John widened his experience through service as a translator and legal assistant at a Miami law firm, thus sharpening his communication skills while honing in on the tools of the trade of architecture. His professional experience offered opportunities to prepare schematic designs, manage projects, measure and assess sites to match drawings, maintain budget control, coordinate with consultants, and manage governmental paper trails that ensure project efficiency. Joining SRS in 2014 as architecture designer and CAD drafter, John embodies all the attributes valued by the firm: collaboration, aesthetic sensibility, technical know-how, hard work, ambition, problem-solving, and follow-through from blueprint to footprint on the ground.

Education

Associate of Arts in Architecture, Broward College, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Bachelor of Architecture, Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Jennfer Lamy

Jennifer Lamy

When Jennifer Lamy joined the firm as a summer intern in 2016, she soon became an integral part of the SRS team. Demonstrating her talent, energy, and enthusiasm for learning, she was invited to return again and again, during school holidays and for the summer of 2017. Specializing in architecture at the distinguished all-female, research-oriented Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Jennifer decided on her career choice while in high school.

Jennifer was born in Haiti, but in 2010, as an eighth grader, her island nation and her school were ravaged by an epic, history-making earthquake. To ensure their continuing education, Jennifer's mother sent her and her two brothers to live in Miami with their aunt. In Miami, Jennifer attended and graduated from Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High School. SRS' Merrill Romanik, also an alumna, met the young student at a school performance and has kept an eye on this "amazing, brilliant, and determined young woman" ever since. At SRS, Merrill has been both role model and mentor for Jennifer.

The high school nominated Jennifer, an outstanding student, for a full-tuition scholarship to attend Mount Holyoke College, renowned for cultivating women leaders and achievers and allowing them to design their own major curricula program.

Working as a teammate alongside SRS' 16 architects on diverse projects and shadowing Merrill at important client meetings, Jennifer is learning there’s much more to architecture than “sitting at a desk alone and drawing.”

While becoming proficient at auto-cad design software and working on as-built designs, Jennifer is also cultivating the art of successful relationship skills - "learning when to listen and when to be heard" - professional skills that result in fine-tuning a project to fulfill and exceed client expectations.

Now a senior at Mount Holyoke College, Jennifer plans to pursue a graduate degree in architecture at a university in Florida. And for the future?

"I plan to specialize in residential design, to find and create affordable solutions unique to Haiti’s family housing challenges."

Pedro Lasalde

Pedro Lasalde

Since joining the firm in 2007, Pedro has filled a leading role in projects from design concept to completion. Focusing on clients' objectives, he works as part of the architectural design team to ensure ultimate client satisfaction. He steers each project to achieve successful results as envisioned, overseeing cost control and scheduling. Using sophisticated graphic techniques and media, he creates and develops design concepts that are both dynamic and appropriate to each project. Pedro is an outstanding communicator who builds strong relationships with clients, the design team, and construction partners.

Originally from Puerto Rico, Pedro and his young family live in Fort Lauderdale.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
Bachelor of Science In Architectural Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Membership and Certifications

  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Cristi Marin

Cristi Marin

Cristi joined the firm in 2002. Since then, she has been responsible for a variety of administrative duties to ensure that the organization runs smoothly and efficiently. With exceptional administrative skills and attention to detail, Cristi completes assignments under pressure with a smile and without missing a comma. With the aplomb of the most gracious receptionist, she provides exceptional customer service. Her excellent written and communication skills in both English and Spanish make her a most valuable asset to the firm.

Born in Medellin, Colombia, Cristi relocated to Miami in 1986 with her mother, who inspired her work ethic, sense of responsibility, and positive "I can do it" attitude.

Education

Graduate, New World School of the Arts, Miami, Florida

Alejandra Molina-Jackson

Alejandra Molina-Jackson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP (BD+C)

Alejandra Molina-Jackson’s architectural career has been a remarkable journey. It began in Argentina, where she founded her own start-up, community-based firm. With broad-based experience and success liaising with South American private-sector developers, Alejandra’s trajectory took her to the United States, where she widened her horizons. And relearned her profession according to U.S. specifications and accreditation criteria.

Starting in 2000, based in Richmond, Virginia, and the Washington, DC, area, Alejandra enjoyed distinction as project architect and interior designer with major firms in and around the capital. Her projects included corporate, government, healthcare, institutional, and commercial facilities. She excelled in coordinating interplay between all consultants and professionals involved in a project: from general construction to engineering, electrical, heating/cooling, solar power, plumbing, material suppliers and vendors.

When she joined SRS in 2014 – whether chemistry or destiny was at work – it soon became apparent that Alejandra and the SRS team shared harmonious synergy, the highest standards of sustainable design and construction, and conscientious performance. As interior designer par excellence, Alejandra is an experienced professional at FF&E (Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment) packages, through procurement to installation monitoring.

Equally comfortable with drawing pencil in hand, computer-aided design technology, government relations, LEED processes, construction documentation and administration, Alejandra is an effective communicator who listens, responds, creates, and manages to satisfy timelines, budgetary goals, and client satisfaction.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, National University, Mar de la Plata, Argentina
Master of Architecture, National University, Mar de la Plata, Argentina

Membership and Certifications

  • Registered Architect, Florida
  • Registered Architect (CAPBA), Argentina (Currently inactive)  
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB)
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Licensed Interior Designer (LID), Florida
  • Certified Interior Designer (CID), Virginia
  • Certified Interior Designer, NCIDQ
  • LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C)
  • Certified Green Globes Professional (GGP)

Community Affiliations (Past/Present)

  • AIA Miami: Women in Architecture
  • Volunteer, Green Building Council, South Florida
  • LEED Consultant, Green LLC (for South American Architectural Firms)
  • Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity
  • Volunteer, Philanthropy by Design
  • Assistant Professor/Architectural Design, Mar del Plata National University
  • Technical Consultant, CAPBA District IX, Architects Institute, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Marcela Oviedo

Marcela Oviedo, LEED AP

Marcela has been associated with the firm since 2008. As a project manager, she is a creative designer, attentive to every detail and nuance, and an effective partner with clients, subcontractors, the architectural team, and others involved in each project she handles. Mindful that communication is often the key to an expeditious and successful result, Marcela ensures that all team members adhere to a planned schedule and are current with the project's progress.

Born in Asunciὁn, Paraguay, Marcela initially came to the United States as an exchange student in 1998. She lives in Coral Springs with her young and growing family.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
Master of Construction Management, Florida International University, Miami, Florida

Membership and Certifications

  • LEED Accredited Professional
Kenneth S. Williams, Jr.

Kenneth S. Williams, Jr.

SRS welcomed architect Ken Williams to its team in November, 2014, recognizing his excellent track record in diverse project designs from program planning through construction administration. His expertise encompasses multifaceted, state-of-the-art technical skills; production and managerial proficiency; as well as the advocacy for and integration of sustainable materials and methodology.

Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida, Ken celebrates 35 years as an architect. His career includes large-scale, multi-story commercial projects; government buildings; retail centers; auto dealerships; airport structures; luxury single-family homes; and highrise apartment towers. His work is represented throughout the state of Florida, as well as North Carolina and Washington, DC.

Among Ken’s unique achievements is his work with the Historic American Building Survey and the record documentation of the Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, DC, which he researched, field measured, and recorded as a project for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. His drawings and reports are filed in the United States Library of Congress. Ken’s interest in historic renovation is beyond academic. It informs his efforts for neighborhood renewal and restoration, most recently in Dania Beach.

While honoring history, Ken looks to the future as an advocate for sustainable resources and materials. An example is his development and design of an advanced passive solar heat Trombe wall recovery system for the City Municipal Building in Raleigh, North Carolina. Like adobe structures in the Southwest, the Trombe wall absorbs sunlight in the day, and releases heat during the night or in dark, cloudy, cold conditions, and facilitates natural air movement as well.

Ken’s projects reflect a deep affinity with SRS core principles of sustainability: the integration of indigenous construction materials and energy-saving technology.

Education

Bachelor of Design, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Miami, Miami, Florida

Membership and Certifications

  • Registered Architect, Florida

Community Affiliations (Past/Present)

  • Adjunct Professor, Broward Community College
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
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