Alfonso Architects, Inc. (AA 13001672) is an award-winning design firm providing superior service and design to clients for two generations. The firm has a total staff of thirty (30).

The firm is a recognized leader in innovation and design process is used to “redefine” architectural systems to creatively highlight the activities within them. The continuity of the project design is carried through in the details to produce a cohesively superior product. The firm and its principals have won awards for design excellence from the American Institute of Architects, Governor of the State of Florida, Hillsborough County Planning Commission, Tampa Preservation Inc., The National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, and the Masonry Contractors Association of Florida.

The basic philosophy of Alfonso Architects, Inc. is to provide a superior design product while maintaining outstanding service and strict cost controls. The principals and project managers of Alfonso Architects maintain “hands on” involvement throughout all phases of the project. This assures the client a single source of contact and control throughout a project, which simplifies the communication and delivery process.

Alfonso Architects, Inc. has developed its practice by creating a stable client base and a diverse mixture of project types. These include: Hospitality, Retail, Food and Entertainment, Educational, Industrial, Office, Single and Multi-family Residential, Aviation and Transportation, Ecclesiastical, Historical Rehabilitation and Interior Design. The firm’s principals are each responsible for servicing their clients within their corresponding area of expertise. This ensures that work will be executed right the first time by avoiding the traditional “learning curve” problems.

In order to maintain the quality and efficiency of our product, the firm utilizes a state-of-the-art, computerized networked system (hardware and software) to produce all of its drawings and construction documents. We are currently using AutoCAD Architecture 2009 software for general production purposes. In addition, we utilize 3ds MAX, as well as Adobe and Corel software for studying and rendering designs in three dimensions.

Alberto E. Alfonso, AIA

Alberto Alfonso (Wikipedia) is a founding principal and President of Alfonso Architects, an award winning 35 member architecture firm located in Ybor City, Florida. Cuban born, Mr. Alfonso was educated at The University of Florida where he received his M.A. in 1983. With his brother Carlos and partner Angel del Monte, Alfonso Architects, Inc. was founded in 1988.

Mr. Alfonso’s love of architecture developed at an early age as he was raised in the house of an Architect: his father Carlos E. Alfonso, Sr. Carlos Alfonso, Sr. began his career in Havana, Cuba and fled the country with his family in 1960 to begin a successful practice in Tampa, Florida.

Mr. Alfonso recently received the prestigious American Institute of Architects State of Florida 2008 Design Honor Award. This award is given an individual architect, who has, by the high quality and originality of one’s design and body of work over a period of 10 or more years, advanced the cause and public value of good architecture in the state of Florida, and, by one’s leadership, has provided an inspiration to colleagues. Mr. Alfonso received the 1987 Eduardo Garcia Award from the Florida Central Chapter of The American Institute of Architects. This award is given to the top Architectural Designer in the six county Central Florida area and is based on a submitted body of work.

Recent projects recognized by the State of Florida AIA Design Awards program include Tampa International Airport Airside C, Nielsen Media Research Global Technology Center (a 650,000 s.f. corporate campus headquarters), University of South Florida Center for Advanced Healthcare Frank and Carol Morsani Center, the University of South Florida Medical Office Building, the Mission of St. Mary Chapel, the University of South Florida School of Psychology building, and the Hillsborough County Downtown Partnership Urban K-8 school.

Mr. Alfonso is also an accomplished painter and was a featured artist at The Tuscan Sun Festival 2010 in Cortona, Italy. In December 2010 Mr. Alfonso’s paintings were featured at The Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL in a collaborative exhibition titled “Painting the Poem, Poeming the Painting.”

In the summer of 2009 Mr. Alfonso was given a reception for the unveiling of his painting, “St. Francis and the Angel” which was on display in the Church of San Francesco in Cortona, Italy.

His other works, including a concrete etching and sculptured metal panels, can be found in the Nielsen Media Global Technology Center, the Mission of St. Mary Chapel, Carmel Café, and Tampa Covenant Church.