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Alvarez‐Diaz & Villalón up for nat’l architecture award

The Design Awards were first launched at the White House in 2000 as an official project of the White House Millennium Council. The Design Awards were first launched at the White House in 2000 as an official project of the White House Millennium Council.

Alvarez‐Diaz & Villalón, an architecture and interior design firm with offices in San Juan and Miami, has recently been nominated for the Smithsonian Copper‐Hewitt ‐ National Architecture and Interior Design Awards.

This nomination is given for exceptional and exemplary work in public, commercial, or residential architectural design, as well as domestic, corporate, or cultural interior design, the company said.

“We are honored and honestly a bit surprised. Getting national recognition for our work is a bit new for us, but definitely gratifying,” said Ricardo Alvarez‐Diaz co‐owner at Alvarez‐Diaz & Villalón.

The National Design Awards were conceived by the Smithsonian’s Cooper‐Hewitt, National Design Museum to honor lasting achievement in American design. The awards are bestowed in recognition of excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life. The annual awards program celebrates design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world, and seeks to increase national awareness of the impact of design through education initiatives.

“This nomination serves to validate our team’s passion, commitment and believe; that every choice we make, can contribute to the greater good,” said Cristina Villalón, also co‐owner of the firm.

The husband-and-wife team founded the firm in 2001.

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