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ROSSILUGO ARCHITECTURE was established in 2011 in San Juan, Puerto Rico by its principal partners, Maria Rossi and Fernando Lugo. Long-time friends and collaborators, Lugo and Rossi first combined their teams for the LEED-certified renovation of a Public School in Jayuya, Puerto Rico. This design-build collaboration led to the eventual formation of a unified firm offering urban and architectural design, interior design, graphic design and LEED-consultancy. A strong design philosophy nurtures the professional performance our staff; We deliver projects according to strict programmatic requirements, time limits and stipulated budgets. Our practice and interest is concentrated in residential and mixed-use developments, commercial interiors and urban design master planning. We offer the full support of a multidisciplinary team of professionals to enable the efficient resolution of your project.


We have the support of a multidisciplinary team of professionals of the construction industry that enables the efficient resolution of projects of different programmatic complexities.



Architect – Partner

Maria Rossi was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and studied architecture at Cornell University. Before returning to Puerto Rico, she worked in the offices of Arce Rigau Architects (San Juan, Puerto Rico), James Stirling (Berlin, under the direction of Walter Nagelli and Renzo Vallebuona), and Zaha Hadid (London). After dedicating her professional formative years to design and design development, she established her own firm (Maria Rossi Arquitectura) in San Juan, Puerto Rico and worked in collaboration with the offices of Hector Arce Architects. The firm dealt with a range of projects, including urban master planning, housing and apartment buildings, commercial rehabilitations commissions, and large-scale civic projects. She has also been commissioned to teach design studios in the School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico and the University of Puerto Rico. Since the passing of husband and partner Hector Arce in 2011, she has joined her offices with those of long-time friend and collaborator Fernando Lugo.

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Architect – Partner

Fernando Lugo was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1953. He finished his studies in Architecture at Cornell University in 1975, and the next year won a Fulbright scholarship from the US government, for which he did extensive research in Mexico City. He completed a Masters degree in Architecture at M.I.T. in 1980, and became a licensed Architect in Puerto Rico. In 1981 he established his own firm, Fernando Lugo Arquitecto, in Venezuela, and during and after his years there was awarded various prizes and commissions, including the restoration of the “Casa Colonial in Old San Juan”, the project of the “Fundación Colegio Francia” in Caracas, and first prize in the National Competition for Ideas for Revitalizing the Central Historic District of Ciudad Bolivar. He has taught architecture throughout his career, at Universidad Simon Bolivar, Universidad José María Vargas, and the Insituto de Urbanismo de la UCV. Since his return to Puerto Rico, he has taught at the University of Puerto Rico (2007-2011) and at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (present).

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Gabriel Cruz
Martha Lebrón
Carmen Rossi


Miguel Angel Lage
Raúl Martínez
Javier Morales


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Fernando Cortés – Structural Engineer
Juan Requena – Electrical Engineer
Ricardo Rodríguez del Valle – Electrical Engineer
Jorge Torres Scandalli – Plumbing and Fire Safety
José Luis García – Mechanical Engineer


Geo Cim / Suelos Inc, – Geotechnical Engineering
Alfred J. Longhitano, P.E. –  Security and Fire Protection
Steer Davis Gleeve – Transport Advisors


2011 Schools for The 21st Century, RFP WON, Contract Awarded. Major Renovation Josefina León Zayas High School, Jayuya, Puerto Rico. LEED CERTIFIED

2004 RFP Contract Awarded: Ciudadela Mix Use Development

2002 RFP Contract Awarded: Villas del Parque Condominium, Santurce

2001 Invited Architect, (with Arch. Luis Terife), X Bienal Nacional de Arquitectura, Contemporary Museum of Arts Caracas, Venezuela

2001 Honor Mention, Concurso Internacional de Ideas para la Habilitación del Malecón de Maracaibo, Estado Zulia, Venezuela. (colaboración con Terife & Perea, Arquitectos).

2001 Honor Mention, Concurso de Rehabilitación Zoológico, Maracay, Venezuela. Como asesor de Arq. Patricia Spolitini.

2000 Award, Urban Design Proposal for Physical Rehabilitation of Estrella del Valle, Maracaibo, a Low Income Settlement.

2000 Award, Concurso Nacional de Rehabilitación Física de Barrios, Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela. In collaboration with Terife & Perea, Arquitectos.

2000 Award, Concurso Nacional de Rehabilitación Física de Barrios, Maracaibo, Venezuela. En colaboración con Terife & Perea, Arquitectos.

1998 Award, Residential Design Category, IX Bienal Nacional de Arquitectura, Venezuela.

1995 Contract Awarded, Concurso de Credenciales Nuevas Ordenanzas de Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Construcción.

1993 Award "Manuel Centurión" Infill in the Historic District of Ciudad Bolívar.

1992 First Prize, Urban Design Category, Master Plan for Ciudad Bolívar, Historic District, Venezuela. VIII Bienal de Arquitectura de Quito, Ecuador.

1991 First Prize, Urban Design Category, Master Plan for Ciudad Bolívar, Historic District, Venezuela. Primera Bienal de Arquitectura, Puerto Rico.

1991 First Prize, Ideas to Revitalize the Historic Center of Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela.

1984 Design Award, Casa Lugo, Old San Juan, Historic District. Puerto Rico, AIA Chapter.

1975 Eidlitz Traveling Fellowship, Cornell University.

1975 Fullbright Scholarship, Mexico. Pre-columbian Urban Development in Central