Commercial Design Architect Joins Stantec in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, CA Arturo Vasquez, AIA, joins Stantec's San Francisco, California, office as a Senior Architect focusing on developing the firm's commercial architecture sector. With more than 30 years of leadership experience on mid-rise and large scale mixed-use residential, retail and hospitality projects, Vasquez will serve as the West Coast architecture and urban design lead.
Vasquez will have dual roles, leading commercial design in San Francisco, while creating a business plan to diversify the firm's California mixed-use and multi-family residential sectors. Throughout his career, Vasquez has worked with private and public sector clients, developers, institutions, community-based organizations and city regulatory agencies. He is a senior associate with Stantec.
"Coming from Miami, Arturo offers our Northern California design team a fresh perspective in mixed-use design," said Laurel Harrison, Stantec Senior Principal. "Arturo has a wealth of planning and design experience. His understanding of what makes a great mixed-use property will augment what our existing design teams have been working on. I'm excited about where our architecture practice, especially the commercial design, is headed."
Previously, Vasquez has supported many key projects, including serving as the lead design architect on the River Landing Riverfront Development, the first large-scale vertically integrated mixed-use resident, commercial and retail project along the Miami River in Miami, Florida. The project included more than a million square feet of space and is the second-largest mixed-use development in Miami. Other key projects include the Triton Center Towers in Miami, a 722,000-square-foot mixed-use redevelopment of the former U.S. Immigration Naturalization Service Building, which included creating a 139-room hotel and 324 apartments; and the Al Fattan High-rise Residential/Hotel Tower, which offers more than 60 residential units and more than 300 hotel rooms on the waterfront in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Vasquez is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a nominated fellow to the Boston Society of Architects. He is a graduate of the University of Texas.