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Experienced Team of architects in Florida

ARM Architect PA serves in South Florida and surrounding areas. Our team provides architectural services for your needs. We offer stunning interiors and exterior designs. Our team is here to help you with high-quality services and we assist you till the completion of your project.

Amilcar Melendez Registered Architect

Principal Project Director

Amilcar Melendez has more than 23 years of experience as an architect working on a wide variety of project types. He is an expert at commercial, retail, hospitality, and residential projects. His focus on thorough project management, construction documentation and administration has helped him successfully complete many projects internationally.

Relevant Experience

Ipic Corporate Office

Boca Raton, FL

Project Architect for 6000 sf corporate headquarters for Ipic Entertainment, a company owning and managing various entertainment venues throughout the United States. Reference: Jack Williams, President of Construction, jack.williams@ipic.com

Julia Hotel

Miami Beach, FL

Project Architect/Manager for Renovation of existing thirty room two-story boutique hotel including structural repairs and new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Reference: Gustaf Arnoldsson, SMS Lodging, warren@slsdefense.com

Miracle Marketplace

Miami, FL

Project Architect / Manager for Renovation of 250,000 SF power center located in the heart of Miami for influential developer Talisman Companies. A project with many unique technical and staging challenges, the center is now open and thriving.
Reference: Dan Cetina, President of Construction, Talisman Companies, dcetina@talismancorporate.com

Gateway Park Plaza

Doral, FL

Project Architect/Manager for a Silver LEED-certified mixed-use building, consisting of ground-level shops and cafes, four stories of office above and a connected parking structure. Reference: Mario E Henriquez, President, MCH Properties

Delores Hotel

Miami Beach, FL

Project Architect/Manager for renovations and alterations to the existing two-story hotel including electrical and mechanical upgrades.
Reference: Orlando Valdes, President, Ventura Capital, orlando@venturamanor.com

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology - School of Architecture - 1996

Certifications

Florida Registered Architect, AR93063

Marien Rios Design Architect

Mrs. Rios has 13 years of experience in institutional, retail, business and residential projects. She understands the requirements for a great set of permit documents. She is organized and instrumental in day-to-day project management and coordination. She is also pursuing licensure.

Relevant Experience

  • Miami Lakes Educational Center, Miami Lakes, 2006-2008
  • Kendall Lakes Elementary School, Miami-Dade, 2008-2009
  • West Homestead Elementary School, Homestead, 2008-2009
  • Richmond Heights Middle School, Miami-Dade County 2009-2011 Key Biscayne K-8 Center, Key Biscayne, Miami 2013
  • Colonial Drive Elementary School, Miami-Dade County, 2010-2012
  • Visionworks, Miami, FL, 2011-2012
  • Toys R Us, Miami, FL, 2011-2012
  • W Shore DR Residence, Coconut Grove, Florida 2012-2014
  • Pochulu Residence, Miami, Florida 2013-2015
  • Alton Road Residence, Miami Beach, FL, 2013 Prairie Avenue Residence, Miami Beach, FL, 2013-2014
  • Calais Avenue Residence, Miami Beach, FL, 2009-2011

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, Florida Atlantic University
Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Florida International University

Certifications

Florida Registration - in process

Jenny Gonzalez Project Designer

Mrs. Gonzalez has almost 16 years of experience in various project types, including office, retail, cultural and residential. As a project designer, she has been instrumental in the forming of ideas into a three-dimensional form and has worked closely with architects and engineers to ensure that the resulting built work closely resembles her vision as a designer.

Relevant Experience

  • Coastland Center, Naples, Florida 2003-2004
  • Village at Sandhill, Columbia, South Carolina 2003-2006
  • Borders Book store, Clearwater, Florida 2003
  • Paseo Caribe, San Juan, Puerto Rico 2003
  • Pointe Orlando, Orlando, Florida 2003
  • Laguna Plaza at Paseo Caribe, San Juan, Puerto rico 2003
  • Deerfield Town Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 2004
  • Regency Square Mall, Jacksonville, Florida 2004
  • Pines Center, Pembroke Pines, Florida 2004 Lakeside Village, Lakeside, Florida 2005
  • Westfield Shoppingtown, Sarasota Florida 2005
  • Hyde Park Village, Florida 2005
  • Bahia Plaza, San Juan, Puerto Rico 2005
  • Miracle Marketplace, Coral Gables, Florida 2006 Beacon Commons, Doral, Florida 2006-2007
  • High Point Town Center, Prattville, Alabama 2006
  • Mall Megaplaza Progreso, San Pedro Sula, Honduras 2006-2008
  • Megaplaza Roatan, Roatan, Honduras 2006
  • Americana Mall, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 2006
  • WCI Coral Springs Country Club, Coral Springs Florida 2007
  • City Mall, Palenque Honduras 2007
  • Scisp-Playarte, Brazil 2008
  • Jundai Mall, Brazil 2008-2010
  • Coconut Creek, Coconut Creek Florida 2008
  • Ribeirao Preto Mall, Brazil 2008-2010

Education

Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Magna Cum Laude), Florida International University

Certifications

LEED AP with Specialty

Paula Arrazola, RA Project Architect

Mrs. Arrazola has almost 14 years of experience in a variety of commercial, hospitality, institutional and educational projects. As a project coordinator, Mrs. Arrazola has had the opportunity to work on projects from the early stages of conceptual design through the production of construction documents.

Relevant Experience

Gateway Park Plaza

Doral, Florida

Designer for a Silver LEED-certified mixed-use building, consisting of ground-level shops and cafes, four stories of office above and a connected parking structure. Reference: Mario E Henriquez, President, MCH Properties

Alpina Foods Miami

Miami, FL

Designer and Project Coordinator for 3,000 sf USA corporate office for Alpina, an international nutritional products company. Space includes a reception area, executive offices, large workstation area, conference room and kitchen.
Reference: Carlos Ramirez, President, Alpina

Vitalis

North Miami Beach, FL

Designer and Project Coordinator for a 1,200 sf wellness center and spa. Space includes a reception, workout area, office, meeting room, and treatment rooms. Reference: Maria Bercedo, Owner, Vitalis

The Village at Sandhill

Columbia, South Carolina

Project Coordinator for Mixed-use/retail, 300-acre master planning project, including a 400,000 square foot lifestyle center, 400,000 square foot power center, 100,000 square foot strip center, office, hotel, condominiums and apartments. ®Winner of People’s Choice Award for Best Shopping Center 2006.

High Point Town Center

Prattville, Alabama

Project Coordinator for 800,000 square foot phased retail project in Prattville, Alabama for McClinton & Co. and AIG Baker. The development includes a lifestyle center, big-box power center, hotel and JCPenny, Belk and other anchors.

Sheraton Golf City Resort

Islamabad, Pakistan

Project Coordinator for new 700,000 SF, five-star resort hotel located in the foothills of the mountains near Islamabad. The 350 room full-service resort overlooks the Bahria Town Golf Course and includes luxurious banquet facilities.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Certifications

US Green Building Council, LEED AP
Florida Registered Architect, RA

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