About Us

Frank Martinez: He is an Associate Professor at the University of Miami, School of Architecture. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Miami, School of  Architecture in  1987  and the degree of Master’s in  Architecture in  1991  from  Princeton  University.    His teaching focuses on courses in  Design,  History/Theory, and  Drawing at the core of both undergraduate and graduate programs;  including teaching in the  Rome  Program,  where he lectures and leads courses on Roman Villas and Gardens, Renaissance and Baroque Architecture, and Urban Design. He also teaches seminars on selected topics on Early American Architecture and heads the UM Grand Tour of Europe (a university-wide summer study abroad program), along with participating in international summer programs on traditional architecture and urban design research.

Ana Alvarez: She received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami and a Master in Design Studies from Harvard University. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects and volunteers as a member of several committees at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami, Florida. Her work ranges in scale and complexity from new custom homes and historic renovation projects to campus design and institutional buildings. Design Projects include single and multi-family dwellings in the New Urban Towns of Windsor and Alys Beach in Florida, and Tannin in  Alabama;  custom homes in  Coral  Gables and the  Miami area;  as well as renovation of historic and architecturally significant buildings in  Miami  Beach,  City of Miami, Coral Gables, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard and Boston, Massachusetts.