JORGE DEL RIO, ARQUITECTOS, C.S.P. is an architectural, planning & engineering professional services
corporation registered in Puerto Rico committed to providing innovative and sensible design solutions and
dependable project development consulting services.
Anticipating rapid development, construction industry changes and technological advances, the private
practice of architect Jorge Del Rio, FAIA - ARCHITECT evolved into JORGE DEL RIO, ARQUITECTOS, C.S.P.,
a comprehensive organization of dynamic individuals including:
ARCHITECTS, INTERIOR DESIGNERS, ENGINEERS, COST ESTIMATORS & SPECIALTY CONSULTANTS
Supported by resourceful technical & clerical personnel it is due jointly to the breadth of our staff and to the
individual strengths of each member that the firm owes its continued success. In addition we have both the
physical facilities and technological equipment for immediate in-house expansion as well as an established
human resources network for outsourcing on demand.
As a professional A/E services corporation we better serve our client needs through:
- Efficient internal support structure for maintaining strict time, budget & quality controls.
- Flexible growth environment for organizing optimal project teams to meet specific project requirements.
- Allows for diversification as required by the client.
- Reduces risk & facilitates joint ventures, design-build & other alternative practice partnerships.
Maintaining an adaptable organization allows us to change in accordance with each projects programmatic,
socio-economic and technological conditions in order to meet all project requirements on a timely manner
and minimize direct cost expenses to our clients.
We are firm believers in collaboration and as such we have formed strategic alliances with firms both local
and abroad to provide better integrated services for our clients. Some of our collaborators include Borges +
Associates, Morrison Seifert Murphy, C7A, SCF, J.C Deya & Associates & Omega Engineering.
We have state of the art computed aided design and drafting equipment & software which is upgraded to
keep up with industry standards. Renderings & construction documents are generated with Autocad
software, Sketch Up, 3D Studio and we recently acquired Autodesk Revit allowing us to simultaneously
develop 2D & 3D drawings and provide clients with quick and effective 3D visualizations throughout the
design process. Our computer network is set up with friendly interfacing capabilities to allow for easy
information exchange with our clients, consultants and collaborators throughout each project's development
One of the most striking aspects of the firm is the diversity of its projects to date. Since 1963 we have
managed and designed local & nationally recognized projects representing a wide range of planning efforts
and building types. Our design expertise includes:
- RETAIL , COMMERCIAL & OFFICE SPACE
- INDUSTRIAL & WAREHOUSE FACILITIES
- INSTITUTIONAL FACILITIES -TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES
- RECREATIONAL & RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS
- HIGH-END CUSTOM RESIDENCES
For over 35 years we have assisted our clients by providing sound advice and good design at each and
throughout all phases of the development process. Our broad-based practice and networking capabilities
allow us to facilitate:
- Site selection, feasibility studies, space planning and sustainability advise at the early planning stages
- Schematic design studies, cost estimating & permit approval during the design stages;
- Bidding advice, project supervision and inspection services during construction.
In addition we provide landscape design and interior design services as required by our clients.
Our clients include several domestic and federal government agencies as well as private individuals, entities
& corporations for whom we have achieved award-winning designs. A substantial number of our
commissions have been for repeat clients. In every project, we have successfully met our deadlines within
the established design time & budget schedules and often surpassed our client's expectations. The firm's
strong record in cost control and time management is the result of a fully integrated cost estimate and design
Many national, regional and local awards for design excellence have been awarded to our firm, including the
1990 Department Of Defense Excellence In Design Award, the 1977 American Institute Of Architects Honor
Award Of Excellence and the 1976 First Honor Award By The U.S. Army Chief Of Engineers. In addition,
many of our designs have been recognized with over 20 awards by other institutions such as The AIA
Puerto Rico Chapter, The P.R. Home Builders Association and The Pre-Stressed Concrete Institute Awards
and many of our projects have been featured in prestigious architecture periodicals such as ARCHITECTURE,
PROGRESSIVE ARCHITECTURE and URBE MAGAZINE.