Carlos Salazar Architects

Domingo Marrero
Building Renovation
General Studies Faculty

Domingo Marrero Building Renovation – General Studies Faculty
Client: University of Puerto Rico – Office of Design & Construction
Location: Rio Piedras Campus
Phase: Completed
Year: 2008-2011
Size: 100,000 sq. ft.
Cost: $17M
Architect: Toro & Ferrer Arquitectos
Contractor: Villavicencio & Associates Construction Corp.
Program: Full renovation of existing 150-seat Assembly Hall, seminar rooms, classrooms, bathrooms, hallways and exterior facades.
Description: The project consisted in full renovation and code compliance of an Assembly Hall Building connected to 3 wings of classrooms and faculty offices. In addition to interior classrooms finishes and furnishings, the most challenging code compliance was the structural reinforcements. In order to meet with the current Building Codes, new structural elements were introduced and brought down to below existing footings. The original building was built in 1960 by Toro Ferrer (the original firm), pioneers of Tropical Modernism.