© Keagan Marshall
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De La Renta Chapel

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© Javier García O.
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Villa Mare Anna

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Villa Mare Anna

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About

THE FIRM

The architectural firm of ERNESTO BUCH ARCHITECT, Inc. was founded in 1987 and has offices  in Coral Glables Florida; New Haven Connecticut, and Punta Cana Dominican Republic. The firm has completed numerous projects not only in Connecticut, but New York, Florida, Alabama and The Dominican Republic as well. 

 

The firm specializes in Classical/Traditional architecture and urbanism. As such, it is committed to an architecture that is responsive to its physical setting. The firm very strongly believes that a building must be an integral part of its surroundings and respectful of its historical context and building traditions.  As an example of this, the firm has been involved in the planning of traditional new towns and neighborhoods in addition to the design of buildings integral to those plans.

THE PRINCIPAL

The firm follows the lead and inspiration of its founder and principal, Ernesto Buch.  Ernesto's love of Classical/Traditional architecture and urbanism dates back to his childhood in Cuba and Miami.  Born in Cuba, sub sequentially immigrating to Miami, Ernesto was exposed at a young age to various physical environments and architecture that eventually lead him to his interest in Traditional architecture and urbanism.  His inherent curiosity and passion has lead him to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Case Western Reserve University, a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Miami and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University.

Throughout his career Ernesto has been extremely fortunate to work on many exciting projects with various talent in the fields of architecture and urbanism.  Highlights include working with Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk on the Master Plan and Code for the Town of Seaside Florida. During this period, Ernesto designed numerous houses and civic buildings for Seaside, most notably the Tupelo Street Beach Pavilion (pictured), which has become an icon for "The Little Beach Town That Made a Big Difference".  Another high point in Ernesto's career and education was to work with the highly respected and admired Classicist Allan Greenberg.  With Allan Greenberg, Ernesto not only had the privilege to work on many stimulating projects, but also the opportunity to broaden his knowledge of the language of Classicism.  With this knowledge Ernesto was inspired to design the firm's first project, The Richardson Library.  Ernesto was awarded The Arthur Ross Award in Architecture given by Classical America, for his design of this private library in the Classical Tradition. In recent years Ernesto and the firm have been involved in designing and completing numerous projects within the Dominican Republic, Miami and the Bahamas, primarily focusing on private residences in the Classical Tradition.

 

Portfolio

 

Awards

ARTHUR ROSS AWARD

Given by Classical America

For the Richardson Library, 1994

 

CHARLES A. BARRETT MEMORIAL AWARD

By the Congress for the New Urbanism,

Florida Chapter, 2008

 

ADDISON MIZNER MEDAL

Given by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art,

Florida Chapter for Casa Almácigo, Corales de Punta Cana, 2012

 

ADDISON MIZNER MEDAL

Given by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art,

Florida Chapter for La Colina, Corales de Punta Cana,  2015

 

THE SEASIDE PRIZE

Given by the Seaside Institute,

Seaside, Florida, 2018

 

Contact

- Regards! At any time a person from the Ernesto Buch Architec, Inc. team will contact you - ¡Saludos! En unos momentos una persona del equipo Ernesto Buch Architec, Inc. se pondrá en contacto.

New Haven,

Connecticut,

203 469-8799

2825 Granada Blvd. No. 1-A,

Coral Gables, Florida 33134. 

305 613-2497

Punta Cana,

Dominican Republic 

809 455-1050