florentino c. mas

Senior Associate, Florentino C. Mas was born in Havana, Cuba but migrated to Miami, Florida at the young age of five.  Since that day he has made Miami his home, were he graduated from Belen Jesuit Preparatory High School, and later went on to receive a Professional Degree in Architecture from the University of Miami.  In addition, Florentino made the most of his bi-lingual up-bringing, by attaining a Spanish Degree in Legal Interpretation.  Something that he considers to be a very useful tool in today’s increasingly multi-cultural World.

 Armed with over 15 years of Professional experience, and a diverse knowledge of Architecture ranging, from design, to construction, to business development, Mr. Mas has taken on a role to focus the efforts of Paredes Architects, not only on current projects, but also in the development of new business.  Having done Projects in five different countries, Florentino, has a rich and diverse Architectural language, that allows him to negotiate the different municipalities, methods of construction and even cultural influences that make Architecture so different from region to region.

 Aside from his Architectural knowledge, Florentino C. Mas has also excelled in the field of Interior Design having won several awards.  Most notably, the 2002 Interior Design Magazine’s ID Award for the Charles Schwab Branch Offices in New York, as part of SOM’s Miami Office.  And the 2003 ASID Florida Chapter, Designers Excellence Award, for Product Design and Best Model Home, while working with Tessi Garcia and Associates.