The Team

<a href= target=_blank>Alejandro Mendlovic Arquitectos</a>
Alejandro Mendlovic Arquitectos
Architecture, Planning & Interior Design (Mexico City, Mexico)

Principal, Alejandro Mendlovic has two decades of experience in the creation and investigation of architecture and design. At Alejandro Mendlovic Arquitectos, the firm’s work engages a range of scales and typologies including residential, cultural and industrial, and extends to landscape architecture, masterplanning and interior design. From conception to culmination, we work to achieve harmony between form and function, and with an emphasis on sustainability we create a dialogue between space, environment, materials and user. We have been fortunate to collaborate with many prestigious firms in Mexico and abroad, and are proud of our reputation for dedication and professionalism in the field. We are continually in search of challenges that help us grow both as a firm and as individuals.

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Hospitality Design & Management

Bunkhouse is an Austin-based hospitality design and management company led by visionary hotelier Liz Lambert. Passion for design, tireless attention to detail and a commitment to creating authentic community and culture have earned the Bunkhouse properties a unique home in the hearts and minds of those who visit them. From the Hotel San Jose, Hotel Saint Cecilia and Jo’s Coffee in Austin to Hotel Havana in San Antonio and El Cosmico in Marfa, Bunkhouse has a reputation for creating memorable, authentic experiences rooted in a sense of place. Visit to learn more.

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Colorado State University
World Class Teaching, Research, Service & Extension (Fort Collins, Colorado)

Inspired by its land-grant heritage, Colorado State University is committed to excellence, setting the standard for public research universities in teaching, research, service and extension for the benefit of the citizens of Colorado, the United States, and the world. Colorado State University strives to tackle critical local and global issues through discovery and outreach, and provides students with more than 150 programs of study in eight colleges with many hands-on, field opportunities that provide students with real-world experience. Colorado State University offers a world-class with academic programs among the best in the nation in quality, innovation, and achievement. Our internationally known programs include veterinary medicine, natural resources and wildlife ecology, infectious disease, agriculture, cancer research, atmospheric science, sustainability and clean energy, water, and much more. Enrollment is at about 30,700 students including undergraduate and graduate students. 1,600 faculty members are on staff.

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Lake | Flato
Hotel & Residential Architecture (San Antonio, Texas)

Established in 1984, Lake | Flato has gained national recognition for architecture that is rooted to its place, responds to the natural environment and merges with the landscape. With a palette of regional materials, they create buildings that are tactile and modern, environmentally responsible and authentic, artful and crafted. They employ practical and thoughtful sustainable strategies that conserve resources, engage nature and promote healthful living. In 2004, the American Institute of Architects awarded Lake | Flato the prestigious Firm Award—the highest honor an American architecture firm can receive.

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Robert McKinley Creative Services
Beach Club Designer

Designer Robert McKinley has a gift for creating rich and sensory dream worlds through textures and color. With a background that includes fashion houses Giorgio Armani and Donna Karan, McKinley prides himself on the attention to detail and creating a seminal vocabulary unique to each property. He has fashioned some of the most significant hospitality venues, including Ruschmeyer’s, Felice, Good Units, Sant Ambroeus, GoldBar, and The Surf Lodge. He is also co-owner of Ruschmeyer’s, a testament to his dedication. His work has been featured in publications like Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Elle Décor, Interior Design, Travel + Leisure, among many others.

<a href= target=_blank>VIRAGE Architecture Group</a>
VIRAGE Architecture Group
Architecture, Planning & Interiors (San Jose del Cabo, Mexico)

Javier Galindo and Salvador Frias met while studying architecture at La Paz University. They soon discovered that their shared vision and enthusiasm were well suited to a professional partnership, and in 2006 the pair formed VIRAGE Architecture Group. In 2009, California-licensed architect James Silva joined the firm after working with Galindo and Frias on the exclusive Villas del Mar development in Palmilla. The unique bicultural team has a broad range of expertise areas including urban design, master-planned communities, architectural and interior design projects from concept to final design, selection of materials and finishes, architectural and construction supervision, and budget proposals. Strong collaboration, passion, and meticulous attention to detail have garnered the firm both national and international recognition, including an award from the Mexican Association of Architects.

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Vita Planning & Landscape Architecture
Planning, Landscape & Design Guidelines (San Rafael, California)

VITA is a studio of planners, architects and landscape architects dedicated to respectfully merging the built environment with the natural setting through thoughtful, collaborative design. Having completed commissions throughout the world, including the United States, Latin America, the South Pacific, Australia, China, Southeast Asia, and India, they have been able to identify a core set of values that focus on a design process fusing knowledge and respect for local and regional cultures and history, the natural setting, and the business objectives of their clients. This understanding of the land and its inhabitants is the foundation of their work and provides cultural connections to place. Their idea of a perfect project is one that possesses unique challenges that come from spectacular sites, evolving development trends, and changing market conditions that affect the business of land development.

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Zehren and Associates
Architecture, Planning & Interiors (Vail, Colorado)

Zehren and Associates, located near Vail, Colorado, and Santa Barbara, California, was founded in 1983. The firm’s services include planning, architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design for clients both nationally and internationally. Over the past thirty years, Zehren and Associates has specialized in the overall resort and community master planning, architectural design and guidelines of many significant hospitality, amenity and residential buildings in some of the most prestigious destination resorts and recreational communities in the United States and throughout the world. The firm is committed to providing each client a unique architectural direction that reflects the values, heritage, and climate of their project while responding to the inherent economic and physical constraints. Special attention is devoted to creating a framework for creative design that respects the natural attributes of the site and reinforces a common identity for the community.