CEO and Founder of Framing Futures Architectural Firm (FFAF)
A. Alberto Lugo initially gained his Bachelor of Business from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000 but later switched his career goals and transitioned to Cornell University to obtain his Master of Architecture degree. He graduated with distinction from the program in 2002 before pursuing further designations in Building Science and Technology and Environmental Systems. In 2003, he returned to college at Cornell again to further his education in environmentally-conscious building and design. The FFAF currently has offices in Greenwich, CT, White Plains, NY and Newark, NJ.
Throughout his two-decade career as an architect, A. Alberto has had the opportunity to take part in numerous top-level architectural projects. In 2012, he worked hand in hand with the San Francisco Historic Buildings Committee to plan and design renovations to several public service spaces. In 2015, he was contracted by the Hagman's Group of NYC to create the first structure built entirely out of sustainable and recycled materials. While at Parkins and Rhodon, he was the lead designer for an entire shopping center, had hand drafting plans for a multi-story house of worship, and worked tirelessly with the local urban development team to design affordable housing.
While the heart of A. Alberto's career has always centered around architectural design; his primary focus over the last decade has been environmental protection through sustainable architectural design.He is considered a person of influence in various circles because of his skill in drafting building designs with ecological protection in mind. He has fostered a new appreciation for protecting natural habitats and water systems and building structures seamlessly flowing with and working with nature.
A. Alberto and his firm have gained a strong reputation for delivering exceptional architectural services in Connecticut and New Jersey, offering creative and sustainable design solutions to clients in these regions.
When Lugo has the opportunity, he volunteers his pro-bono services to several organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Homes for Veterans, and The Make It Right at Home Foundation. In 2015, he established the Architecture and Earth Awareness Foundation, which focuses on spreading awareness among architects, construction companies, and structural engineers about the importance of green initiatives in the building industry. To date, the company has helped spread sustainable ideas to more than 400 large-scale building projects around the globe. A. Alberto is passionate about supporting climate protection efforts and frequently participates in fundraising events and promotional objectives.