"As a builder and developer, I have the ability to make a small dent in this effort with the products I produce. I have committed to making ALL my new projects LEED certified. But even as a builder with over 30 years of experience, it is still extremely difficult, and more expensive to build green. There are very few architects, vendors, and manufacturers that are committed to being green since it requires much more effort and time investment to make it happen." Marcelo is a licensed general contractor and operates Grove Properties, a family-owned real estate company that specializes in full service from acquisition, development, design, and brokerage. Marcelo is the elected Chairman of the Grove Village Council and a trustee to Miami Waterkeepers.
Over the past decade, Mr. Guerrero has worked in different aspects of city management ranging from data analysis to master planning. He has worked for a Community Development Corporation developing affordable housing as well as for a Business Improvement District, providing assistance to small business owners in improving signage, streetscape and overall appearance to helping organize street fairs and music festivals. He also has local government experience coordinating visioning sessions, developing master plans and working on Transit-oriented Development and Brownfield projects. Mr. Guerrero's multi-cultural background and work experience across the public, private and non-profit sectors give him a unique perspective and complete understanding of how projects are created from conception to public approval and implementation.
Carlos is a graduate of the University of Miami’s School of Architecture for both Undergraduate and Graduate Studies. Carlos is a member of American Institutes of Architects (AIA), maintains certification with NCARB and became a LEED Accredited Professional in 2009, along with memberships with the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) and USGBC. The principal of UrvanX, Carlos J. Bravo, AIA, LEED AP, has a wide range of experience within the Architectural, development, urban planning, interior design, and construction field for over 22 years. Additionally, he has joined forces with Worldwide Modular, developing a prefabricated building solution that can be transported globally in standard shipping containers, and assembled quickly on site, improving construction time and quality and providing a sustainable building model. A prototype building was successfully constructed in North Miami.
Anapaula discovered her passion for working with people while working in the HR departments of Seagram’s and Standard, Ogilvy & Mather. Over the last 6 years, Anapaula has helped over 250 business owners achieve their goals and take their business to the next level. As an ActionCOACH, Anapaula belongs to a network of over 1,000 business coaches in 59 countries. She completed her master’s studies in Developmental Psychology at Columbia University, Bachelor degrees in Business Management and Psychology from University of Miami and over 1,000 hours of training as a business and executive coach. Additionally, she is a member of the Forbe’s Coaching Council. Anapaula is married and has two boys. They are actively involved in various charities that help children, women and animals. Currently, Anapaula also serves as the Director and European Liaison at The British American Business Council, and Director of membership at Asociacion de Empresarios Mexicanos.
Henry Rueda, is an architect and a Visiting Instructor in the Department of Architecture at the College of Architecture + The Arts at Florida International University. Started teaching at FIU in 2014 and before that, he taught at Escuela de Arquitectura y Diseno at Universidad Jose Maria Vargas; Escuela de Arquitectura y Urbanismo at Universidad Central de Venezuela and also in the Departamento de Arquitectura, Diseno y Artes Plasticas at Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela. Henry Rueda holds an Architecture Diploma from the Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo at Universidad Central de Venezuela and a Master of Sciences in Advanced Architectural Design from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. His current work focuses on Single Family Residences in different cities in Venezuela and in Miami.
Jason Chandler, AIA, is a licensed architect in the State of Florida. He has been responsible for the design of over $30,000,000 worth of building construction including, most notably, Plaza 57, a 175,000 square foot mixed-used building in South Miami. In addition to built work, he has entered several international design competitions. He received Second Prize in the 81st Paris Prize Architectural Design Competition, Honorable Mention in the 2001 the Scattered Housing Competition, First Prize in the 2004 Miami Beach Design Life Competition and Honorable Mention in the 2008 Miami Waterworks competition. His entry for the 2005 Parachute Pavilion Competition has won both Miami and Florida A.I.A. awards. Jason Chandler's design work has been published by the Princeton Architectural Press, Trama, The Miami Herald and has been noted in the New York Times and the MIT Press. His work has been included in over 20 local, national and international exhibitions. His writing has been published in both national and regional ASCA proceedings. Jason Chandler served as the Chair of the City of South Miami's Environmental Review and Preservation Board from 2009 to 2011.
Jason R. Chandler is Chair and Associate Professor at the School of Architecture of Florida International University (FIU). Prior to teaching at FIU, he has taught at the University of Miami as an Adjunct Lecturer and as an instructor at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design for its Career Discovery Program. He received his Master of Architecture from Harvard University and his Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University.
In addition to his teaching, he has participated in funded research. Professor Chandler's research has been supported by grants and fellowships from The National Institute for Architectural Education, The International Hurricane Center, The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, The United States Department of Education and The Metropolitan Center at FIU. He has served as the principal investigator of two research grants for the International Hurricane Center that examined the wind dynamics of various single-family homes building configurations and groupings. He also served as the architecture faculty advisor for FIU's award-wining 2005.