Childhood trips to visit family in Mexico instilled in Gerardo a fascination with architecture. An uncle, who was a student of architecture at the time, offered young Gerardo glimpses of his school projects, which consisted of intriguingly complex models and finely detailed drawings. That small seed grew into a passion and talent for transferring an idea conceptualized on paper into a physical and spatial experience.
Gerardo, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington, most enjoys the interplay between historic construction and modern interventions. This dichotomy is also evident in his personal interests, for example his fondness for Trap House Jazz music, which fuses contemporary dance rhythms with the classic sounds of jazz and R&B. When possible, he likes to step away from the computer as a design tool, preferring pencil, charcoal, watercolor, and oil. Whatever the medium and no matter the project, Gerardo aspires to connect the client with the design process, making it an enjoyable experience that speaks directly to the user’s heart.