Performance is what matters in architecture


BC Architects brings over 27 years of experience in design, production and construction administration with projects throughout Florida and the Caribbean.

We are known for our keen ability to maximize the design and financial potential in every building. Our philosophy is to do what works, uncover what makes sense, discover efficiencies and solve problems. Architecture is about beauty, but it has a practical purpose as well. We play all angles when it comes to your project; at the same time we meet your goals, budgets and schedules.

We understand architecture is an integral part of your business and your brand. Therefore, our comprehensive approach not only focuses on the physical building and its design, but also on the ultimate end-user experience.

Address

4942 LeJeune Road
Suite 200
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Contact

T: 305-663-8182
F: 305-663-8882
info@144.202.30.253

Client History


Strong relationships. Consistent service. Superior results.
Since 1991, BC Architects has maintained a reputation of excellence, outstanding service, and high client satisfaction in the design industry. We have the proven ability to transform complex corporate standards into reality, even within stringent Florida code requirements. The results are not only attractive, but also cost-effective and efficient.

We have designed and built over 50 projects in the state of Florida. From high-rise residential towers to retail venues.

With over 4,000 units built or under construction, we have extensive experience in multifamily residential products. We create spacious, well thought-out floor plans that maximize the view potential in each building — important factors that enhance their value and marketability.

Over 60% of our projects are for repeat clients. This reinforces one of our core values: to establish and maintain strong relationships with our clients through consistent service and superior results.

Leadership


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

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

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

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

Principal

Lucas Cadavid is the firm’s Design Director. He has been with BC Architects for 16 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

Principal

Terrence Conley is the firm’s Technology Guru. He has been with BC Architects for 15 years and has extensive 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

erlyn luciano

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 administration.

Professional Affiliations:
• Member of American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.)
• 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.

Architecture / Planning


A Fusion of Design and Technology
BC Architects’ full range of architectural design services provides a single source for clients seeking innovative solutions that are both elegant and efficient. We utilize the latest visualization technologies, enabling our clients to clearly perceive several aspects and angles of their buildings — before they are built. In addition, our intuitive architectural designs undergo a rigorous refining process, which helps streamline our projects from concept to completion.

Construction Administration


Open Communication is the key
BC Architects uses BIM (Building Information Modeling) to generate accurate designs and properly estimate your construction costs. Using BIM promotes coordination, and reduces the errors and strengthens the Architect-Owner-Contractor relationship. Our thorough approach promotes collaboration with owners, contractors and vendors, leading to accurate construction schedules and timelines.

Feasibility/Efficiency Studies


At the onset of many projects, it is important to assess the development potential of the site. Many factors play a part in this analysis, including site location and size, zoning restrictions, adjacent developments, as well as the end product’s level of quality. With a deep understanding of zoning codes, an experienced eye for efficient layouts, and a talent for creating striking designs, our team of architects, urban planners and artists strive to uncover the best possible solution for your site.

Historic Preservation / Renovation


Embrace the past to help our future
Historic renovation is an important component of sustainable development. The conservation, re-use and improvement of existing buildings help preserve the character of an era. Through renovation and re-use, these buildings are given a fresh new life. Some of our notable renovation projects include the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach, the University of Miami Ungar Building and the Spa at Fisher Island.

BIM


BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a 3D drawing program that allows us to thoroughly illustrate design concepts, details, dimensions and space plans. BIM helps us generate accurate digital models of our projects so clients can clearly visualize their buildings — before construction begins.

BIM also gives us the ability to meet your budgets precisely thanks to the ability to coordinate all construction documents.