Ricardo J Rodríguez De Santiago
Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, ACI
Fascinated by the intersection between “bytes & mortar,” Ricardo is a versatile leader with 15+ years of experience in virtual design & construction (VDC) and driving innovative ideas into implementable product solutions. He’s passionate about driving digital transformation, entrepreneurship, and tackling the productivity challenge within the architecture, engineering, and construction industries. Ricardo is also adept at securing strategic partnerships and assessing the potential value of digital assets. Ricardo is deliberate in bridging the gap between technology and construction, serving as an author, consultant, and mentoring startups. Ricardo also serves in AIA’s Strategic Council as an At-large Representative and AIA’s Liaison to AIAS’ Board.
Young Architect of the Year, District of Columbia Council of Engineering & Architectural Societies, DC
I’m exceedingly optimistic that the profession's future is culturally diverse and open to working outside the usual lines.
Given how dynamic and fast things are operating, we must respond in kind by embracing the fringes of what we consider traditional practice.
Our social/civil contract, the belief in our craft, are values that separate us from the myriad of other experts in the market.
We should weaponize this social responsibility, as should we embrace our ability to balance the importance of experiential and humanistic with the importance of the technical and pragmatic.
Argentina, Aruba, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bermuda,
Dominican Republic, Ireland, France, Germany, Guyana, Malaysia, México, Perú, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States