Based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a full service architecture, historic preservation, and urban design firm with an excellent reputation for performance in a wide range of private and public projects. Our firm has a strong background in the design of new buildings, restoration, rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, and urban design.
This experience, coupled with constantly evolving problem-solving capabilities related to new functional and aesthetic demands, presents the firm as being a logical component of most design/building projects.
Throughout the years our office, along with the former parent firms, HTC Davis AIA Architects (1956-1982) and JRC Davis Pagán Arquitectos (1982-1996), and former name Davis, Fuster Arquitectos (1997-2004) has demonstrated that is capable of developing and delivering projects on time and within budget. Additionally, our computer literate and bilingual personnel have different backgrounds and post-professional degrees (with expertise ranging from urban design to business administration) that provides us with great flexibility in design and project administration.
At COLEMAN DAVIS PAGAN ARQUITECTOS we seek originality in all our projects, while maintaining the sound footing of our tropical milieu and our rich culture. Our Caribbean context informs our building designs; our projects are designed on the Pazian premise that 'to become truly Modern we must first reconcile ourselves with our past. Furthermore, our extensive work with historic structures and vernacular buildings has greatly influenced our contemporary work. Therefore, architectural elements like wide overhangs, brise-soleils, jalousies windows and a particular emphasis on the use and manipulation of exterior spaces are characteristic of our work. Through our buildings we try to raise consciousness of the value of our natural and cultural heritage without resorting to the pastiche of the pseudo-historic,"post-modern" o fake "Mediterranean" styles, as unfortunately one so often sees in our region. Our architecture tries to deal with the physical exploration of our tropical reality in a particular approach that inquires to the possibilities of the modernist aesthetic in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean as taught by our modernist masters Osvaldo Toro, Miguel Ferrer and Henry Klumb.
Over the years, our clients have recognized our contribution to their development objectives and have returned to us repeatedly with new commissions; further reinforced by a number of local and international design publications and awards received for our projects.
Awards / Design Recognitions
2011 Honor Award: AIA Puerto Rico Honor Awards for Casa Mar / Ocean Park, Santurce.
2010 Honorable Mention: AIA Puerto Rico Honor Awards for (UnBuilt) – Cacique 2050.
2009 Merit Award for Excellence: AIA Florida/ Caribbean Honor Awards for Social Housing – Villas de Coamo.
2009 Honorable Mention: AIA Puerto Rico Honor Awards for Social Housing – Villas de Coamo.
2008 Honorable Mention: AIA Puerto Rico Honor Awards for Restoration UPR Rio PIedras Theater.
2008 Mention Honorífica: X Bienal de Arquitectura del Caribe for Restoration UPR Rio PIedras Theater.
2004 Honor Award: AIA Puerto Rico Honor Awards for Casa Del Castillo, Park Boulevard 2204, San Juan.
2004 Tercer Premio: Concurso Vivienda Nueva / Experimental.
2004 Tercer Premio: Concurso Vivienda Nueva / Tradicional CAAPPR & Departamento de la Vivienda de PR.
2003 Mention Honorífica: VIII Bienal de Arquitectura del Caribe for Casa Del Castillo, Park Boulevard 2204, San Juan.
2003 Segundo Premio: Concurso Diseño Edificio Anexo Sede Colegio de Arquitectos & Arquitectos Paisajistas de PR.
2001 Mention Honorífica: VI Bienal de Arquitectura del Caribe for Escuela de Bellas Artes de Carolina, Carolina.
2000 Honor Award: AIA Puerto Rico Honor Awards for Escuela de Bellas Artes de Carolina, Carolina.
2000 Honorable Mention: AIA Puerto Rico Honor Awards for Plaza del Mercado Rafaél Hernández, Rio Piedras.
2000 Premio URBE 1999 de Excelencia en Arquitectónica for Escuela de Bellas Artes de Carolina, Carolina.
1999 Premio URBE 1998 de Excelencia en Arquitectónica for Restauración Casa Alcaldía, San Juan.
1997 Premio URBE 1996 de Excelencia en Arquitectónica for Casa Pagán-Picó, Ocean Park, Santurce.
1994 Mention Honorífica: III Bienal de Arquitectura del Caribe for Restauración Casa Serrallés, Ponce.
1994 Premio URBE 1993 de Excelencia en Arquitectónica for Restauración Casa Serrallés, Ponce.
1994 Honorable Mention: AIA Puerto Rico Honor Awards for Casa Pagán-Picó, Ocean Park, Santurce.
1993 Premio URBE 1992 de Excelencia Arquitectónica for Pabellón de las Artes, Santurce.
1992 Premio Honor IV Bienal de Arquitectura de Santo Domingo for Pabellón de las Artes, Santurce.
1992 Honor Award: AIA Puerto Rico UnBuilt Design Awards for <Taller de Arquitectura>, Santurce.
1989 Honorable Mention: AIA Puerto Rico Honor Awards for Communal Center, Ferry/ Barrancas, Ponce.
1986 Honor Award: Architecture in Wood, Colegio de Arquitectos de Puerto Rico for Exhibition Building, Commercial Adolfo S. Pagán, Inc.
1982 Honorable Mention: AIA Puerto Rico Honor Awards for San Sebastian Apartments, Old San Juan.
1977 Honor Award: AIA Puerto Rico Honor Awards with HTC Davis for Restoration San Francisco 69/71, Old San Juan.
1975 John W. Lawrence Memorial Award for Design Excellence Tulane University of Lousiana for top Graduating Student.