Every two years the Colegio de Arquitectos de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rican Institute of Architects and Landscape Architects) awards the Hector Arce Architectural Award to a member of the institute. Eligible members are under 40 years of age, and must have made significant contributions to promote responsible urban design practices that discourage suburban sprawl and also comply with one of the following criteria where the awardee excels:
- Elaboration of innovative architectural solutions to typological, tectonic, programatic problems proper to urban contexts.
- Presentation of formal physcal-spatial-alternatives that enrich the urban environment.
- Contribution to the architectural / architectural landscape, education through teaching, lecturing or published writings promoting responsible urban design practice and awareness
- Community Service that promotes and brings forward good urban design principles.
Rossi and Lugo together with architect Kim Venegas formed the jury that selected Architect In Training Oscar Oliver. This is the inaugural award.
On January 9, 2013 Lugo was interview on Radio University, “Arquitectura Hoy” Program together with Oscar Oliver, winner of Hector Arce Quintero Award