STUNNING DESIGN.

PERFECT QUALITY AND PRESICION.

Ricardo De Castro, received his studies at the University of Catalonia, in Barcelona, Spain, and later completed his Master in Industrial Design at the Scuola Politécnica Di Design in Milan, Italy, and a Master in Interior Design in the same institution. It was here that he began his career at Lissoni Associati, the award-winning design studio. recognized by the famous architect Piero Lissoni.

In 2008, he established his firm in the city of Miami, which is responsible for carrying out large-scale commercial, corporate, residential projects.

The firm has managed to establish itself as a creative force. The experience and quality acquired has allowed us to achieve different types of projects in different countries and contexts such as restaurants, offices, houses, apartments, hotels and shopping malls. Progressively, he has gained recognition for the high quality of the designs made, the sustainability approach that he applies to each of the projects, the materials used in his works and the custom-made designs that interpret the specific needs of each client.

Among his most outstanding works are COVID Emergency Hospitals, El Golf Shopping Center, Shopping Center Plaza Campestre, Koombea, Unidrogras, Dulcerna, Marquise in the city of Barranquilla, Mar De Leva, Fit Choices, Events Center and Hotel Loma Luna in the city of Cartagena, El Cielo in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, El Español, Dolce Incontro, KFC Helados in Ecuador and Showroom Modloft in the city of Miami.

In 2019 he received the Bronze A ’Design Award, the largest design competition in the world, with his Marquise project.

MARQUISE

Deposit of Rain Water

EXPERTISE & RECOGNITIONS

EDUCATION
2001
UNIVERSITAT INTERNACIONAL DE CATALUNYA

Universitat Intarnational de Catalunya
Barcelona, Spain

SCUOLA POLITÉCNICA DI DESIGN

Masters Industrial Design – Prof. Piero Lissoni
Milan, Italy.

2003
SCUOLA POLITÉCNICA DI DESIGN

Masters Interior Design – Prof. Patricia Viel (CITTERIO – VIEL & PARTNERS)
Milan, Italy

EXPERIENCE
2001 - 2002
ARGOS MANAGEMENT

Barcelona, Spain

2003 - 2005
LISSONI ASSOCIATI

Architect and Interior Designer
Milan, Italy

2005 - 2006
LUMINAIRE

Senior Project Manager, Interior Design
Miami, U.S.A.

2006 - 2007
LUMINAIRE + BOFFI CUCINE

Senior Project Manager, Kitchen and Interior Design
Miami, U.S.A

RECOGNITIONS
2017
MONUMENTO AL RIO, UNA VENTANA AL MUNDO.
2018
XXVI COLOMBIAN ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE

Category: Architectonical Project
Project: EL CIELO

2019
BRONZE A’ DESIGN AWARD WINNER

Category: Building Structure Design
Project: MARQUISE
Barcelona, Spain

2019
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Category: Nomination A’ Design Award

2020
BUILDING OF THE YEAR ARCHDAILY

Category: Nomination Project El Cielo

AWARDS
2019
BRONZE A’ DESIGN AWARD WINNER

Category: Bulding Structure Design
Project: MARQUISE

EXPERTISE & RECOGNITIONS

EDUCATION

2003
SCUOLA POLITÉCNICA DI DESIGN
MILAN, ITALY
MASTERS INTERIOR DESIGN. PROF. PATRICIA VIEL (CITTERIO – VIEL & PARTNERS)

SCUOLA POLITÉCNICA DI DESIGN
MILAN, ITALY
MASTERS INDUSTRIAL DESIGN.
PROF. PIERO LISSONI

2001
UNIVERSITAT INTERNACIONAL DE CATALUNYA
BARCELONA, SPAIN
BACHELORS IN ARCHITECTURE.

EXPERIENCE

2006-2007
LUMINAIRE + BOFFI CUCINE MIAMI, U.S.A
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, KITCHEN
AND INTERIOR DESIGN

2005-2006
LUMINAIRE MIAMI, U.S.A.
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, INTERIOR DESIGN

2003-2005
LISSONI ASSOCIATI MILAN, ITALY
ARCHITECT AND INTERIOR DESIGNER

2001-2002
ARGOS MANAGEMENT
BARCELONA, SPAIN

RECOGNITIONS

2017
MONUMENTO AL RIO, UNA VENTANA AL MUNDO.

2018
XXVI COLOMBIAN ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE
CATEGORY: ARCHITECTONICAL PROJECT
PROJECT: EL CIELO

2019
BRONZE A’ DESIGN AWARD WINNER
CATEGORÍA: BUILDING STRUCTURE DESIGN
PROJECT: MARQUISE

MONUMENT TO THE MAGDALENA RIVER

Ricardo De Castro wanted to honor his city by creating a proposal for a spectacular monument that would represent the love for his birthplace.

The creation imagined in glass and steel has unequalable aesthetic attributes, it would serve as an architectonic icon, and economic and environmental input for the city, local population and the most important river in the country.

Ricardo De Castro received a special honorable mention for his design in the public contest “Ventana al mundo” hosted by the enterprise TechnoGlass with the Mayor´s office of Barranquilla.