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Design Philosophy


Through our design we want that people understand that they intertwined with the environment. We firmly believe that architecture in the Caribbean should be physically explored and contextualized to respond our tropical reality, and as designers, approach with modern aesthetic solutions that blend and harmonize with our rich context.

Adorno Arquitectos is a multi-disciplinary architectural firm founded in 2014 by siblings Yadira & Wilfredo Adorno in Puerto Rico.


The firm groups together a team with a strong background in the design of new buildings, restorations, rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, urban design, interior design, and product design. We also incorporate the use of virtual reality technology, which help our clients to understand their dream project before it is built.  


After a project is designed, we provide our clients with construction administration through project management, inspections, supervisions and permits. Our integrated approach gives our clients the confidence of clarifying and understanding the project process and make sure the design and standards are executed sufficiently and efficiently.

Meet The Team

yadira adorno, architect

Yadira Adorno, AIA, NCARB

Yadira is a registered architect in Florida and Puerto Rico, Co-founder and Principal of Adorno Arquitectos and Lecturer. She was part of Coleman Davis Pagan Arquitectos team where she commenced as junior architect and through the years gained expertise to become Senior Architect leading award winning projects of multiple typology, scales and complexity - from new constructions to restorations & rehabilitations – within the public and private sector. She leads & collaborates in master planning and interior designs for numerous office buildings in San Juan, Puerto Rico.


She also aided charities by volunteering as project leader and performed multiple lectures for the construction of a clinic in Haiti after 2010 earthquake. In the educational sector she collaborates as architecture professor for the School of Architecture_Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico and is an active juror of the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico & University of Puerto Rico.

wilfredo adorno, architect

Wilfredo Adorno, AIA Assoc.

Wilfredo is Co-founder and Principal of Adorno Arquitectos and lecturer. He have more than 12 years of experience  on design and development in multiple aspects of architecture from space planning & construction management to parametric architecture through virtual reality and augmented space . He was invited to collaborated with architecture firms such as Luciano Paredes Architects, Miguel Calzada Arquitects and Jorge Rigau Architects. Finishing his thesis he was invited to teach architecture in Pontifical Catholic University Puerto Rico of  Ponce, University of Puerto Rico of Rio Piedras & Ana G Mendez University on the Industrial Design Department.  He was invited by non-profit organizations to lead a group of structural professionals to inspect and recommend solutions for buildings affected by the 2020  earthquakes in the southern area of Puerto Rico.


He have focused on ensuring that architecture enjoys innovative programs and strategies within the infrastructure its space.  In the educational sector collaborates as ACE mentor and professor for The School of Architecture of Pontifical Catholic University Puerto Rico of  Ponce and is an active juror of the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico & University of Puerto Rico.

yanitza maldonado, graphic designer

Yanitza Maldonado

Yanitza is a Senior Drafter, Graphic Designer, Construction and Project Manager with 20+ years of experience. Her academic journey started early on receiving an Applied Design Diploma from Central High School of Visual arts in San Juan. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Architecture. Her professional accolades began at Coleman Davis Pagán Arquitectos in San Juan PR, as a newly minted drafter. Over the years she became a Project Manager overseeing most of the Construction Documents Sets and becoming a Team Leader. Her work has evolved onto Construction Project Managing and Building Operations Managing participating in a number of built projects and infrastructure systems.

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