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A hands on approach works for us

Working principals Guido Brito, Larry Cohan, Vanessa Jimenez, Lucas Cadavid, Terrence Conley, and Erlyn Luciano guide their team of architects and designers with skills learned from working on major projects in the residential, hospitality, retail, healthcare, and mixed-use sectors.

  • Guido Brito

    Founding Partner

    Guido Brito brings over 35 years of design experience to the firm. As a hands-on mentor, Guido provides valuable support to the design department. From efficiency studies and floor plan critiques to construction details and space planning solutions, his guidance and expertise is an a true asset to the firm.

    Guido has worked on several project types throughout his career including high rise residential towers, private homes, townhouses, and mixed use developments. He has also held a general contractor license.

  • Lawrence S. Cohan

    AIA, CSI, CCS, LEED AP / Founding Partner

    Larry Cohan, a working principal who does more than oversee project teams on a daily basis, remains personally involved in each project from inception of design to completion of construction.

    With over 30 years of experience in the field, Larry has been at the forefront of the firm’s growth and achievements. His wealth of experience and knowledge in the areas of constructability, building codes, life safety requirements and product specifications ensure that our clients’ projects will be expertly planned and detailed.

    Professional Affiliations:
    • Chairperson of the Miami-Dade County Fire Prevention & Safety Appeals Board
    • Member of BOAF Committee providing non-binding interpretations of the Florida Building Code
    • Past President of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Miami Chapter
    • LEED Accredited Professional

  • Vanessa A. Jimenez

    AIA, CSI, LEED AP / Managing Principal

    Vanessa Jimenez has over 20 years of experience in production and construction administration of residential, hospitality and mixed-use projects.

    Vanessa oversees production of concurrent architectural projects which includes client communication, budgeting, timelines and overall operations.

    Professional Affiliations:
    • Member of the American Institute of Architects
    • Past President of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Miami Chapter
    • Member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
    • LEED Accredited Professional

  • Lucas Cadavid


    Lucas Cadavid is the firm’s Design Director. He has been with BC Architects for 13 years and has extensive experience in designing successful projects. He is an exceptional team leader with a keen understanding of design, production and construction administration.

    His experience ranges from residential towers to hotel and mixed-use projects. Lucas’ involvement with the project begins from the conceptual design and continues with the approved design to working drawings; ensuring client directives & objectives are met and exceeded.

  • Terrence Conley


    Terrence Conley is the firm’s Technology Guru. He has been with BC Architects for 12 years and has over 15 years of experience in architectural design, computer programming, and graphics, and has a passion for integrating technology and architecture to create engaging spaces. Terrence has worked on numerous project types, from residential and retail to historic preservation and education.

    His constant research, experimentation and implementation of the latest technologies, presentation methods and building materials ensure the firm continues to deliver outstanding, forward-thinking design.

  • Erlyn Luciano

    AIA, NCARB, CM-BIM / Principal

    Erlyn Luciano has over 30 years of diversified architectural and engineering experience. He possesses significant experience in project management, client interaction, fee proposals, space planning, field   investigation, conceptual design, cost estimating, construction documents, shop drawings review, and construction inspection.­­

    Professional Affiliations:
    • Member of the American Institute of Architects
    • Certified National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (N.C.A.R.B.)
    • Certificate of Management – Building Information Modeling (B.I.M.) by The Associated General Contractors of America.

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