Juan Calvo is Vice President of Design at Oppenheim and has been with the firm since its conception. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Cornell University and Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Miami. Having worked on more than 100 projects, Calvo has 20 years of experience in all major roles of the discipline of architecture including design, contract negotiations, client relations, project management, detailing, quality control and office management. Over the years he has designed, managed and supervised construction for numerous luxury home projects in South Florida, Los Angeles, Colorado, the Bahamas, West Indies, Venezuela and elsewhere; multi-family residential and hospitality projects including hotels, condominium and apartment towers as high as 60 stories; commercial projects including restaurants and retail stores; museums; a dance academy; art galleries; a recording studio; and many other building types including industrial, health care and entertainment. He participates in all the various phases of each project to ensure and uphold the excellence in architecture for which Oppenheim is known. Calvo has also been an instructor for many years at the University of Miami School of Architecture, Florida International University, Miami-Dade College and Miami-Dade County’s Design and Architecture High School (DASH). He speaks and writes English and Spanish fluently.
Within the United States, Calvo has worked on projects in Florida, New York, Georgia, Nevada and Colorado. He has also worked on projects in China, Brazil, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, West Indies, Jordan, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates. Some of his notable project experience includes the 5-star San Silencio Resort in Costa Rica, a master planned luxury residential and resort development; Bandeirantes Mixed-Use in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with 2,500,000 SF (235,000m2) of residential, commercial and retail development; Cor in Miami, a 480,000 SF (45,000m2) mixed-use residential and commercial tower; the 600,000 SF (56,000m2) 50-story Ten Museum Park tower built on downtown Miami’s waterfront; Three Midtown in Miami, a 30-story, 800,000 SF (75,000m2) mixed-use residential and commercial tower; and numerous residential and commercial projects that include both new construction and renovation throughout South Florida.
Calvo also has specialized expertise in the renovation and adaptive re-use of historical properties such as the Clinton Hotel in Miami Beach which involved the historical renovation and an addition to a 1935 building of 90,000 SF (8,400m2). The work included the restoration of facades to their original state; and adding of 4th story penthouse suites, underground parking, restaurant, pool terraces and reflecting pool and interior renovations. Another example is Calvo’s work on the historical renovation and additions to the 1927 Carl Fisher Estate, the home of one of the founders of Miami Beach. His recent experience includes the corporate interiors for Nokia’s Latin American Regional Offices in Miami, corporate interiors for Raymond James Financial’s office in Miami Beach, renovations of Miami Beach’s historic Bass Museum of Art and the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum, and the upcoming West Avenue Bridge for the City of Miami Beach.