ABOUT

Torrado Architects was established in 1996 with the goal of excellence in Architecture, realized in an innovative building of appropriate scale, mass, detail, and contextual design which reflects each project’s unique geographic, historic and programmatic context. Torrado Architects is one of Rhode Island’s leading full service Architectural Firms, providing services which include: feasibility studies, master planning, programming, conceptual design, schematic design for project approvals, design development, construction documents, and construction administration. In 2010 the firm incorporated with Jay Vigoreaux Architects.

We have a diverse portfolio of creative projects ranging from renovations to new buildings for a wide variety of facilities, including transportation terminals, commercial, education, historic restoration, institution, recreational, medical, military, office, religious, hospitality, civic, and adaptive re-use. In all of our projects, we strive for excellence in achieving the highest standards of quality to successfully meet our clients’ viability, and economic reality.

We enjoy a reputation for designing functional buildings that meet our clients’ vision and goals resulting in a trouble-free building that goes beyond utilitarian considerations and contributes measurable value to businesses and institutions by enhancing its interior and exterior environment and making a timeless statement of artistic value.

Our sensitivity to architectural design within budget, understanding of user needs, attention to program, and respect for existing structure are the cornerstones of our firm’s design approach. Our focus is on our clients and their project needs. Our project methodology is based on the belief that a successful project should be creatively conceived, realistically budgeted, adequately scheduled; resulting in a creative building that translates our client’s vision. We are committed to exceeding expectations and approach each projects with sensitivity to the client’s requirements resulting in a focused, innovative design solution.

Over the last fourteen years, we have completed the design and construction for over 1,200 projects. We have enthusiastically addressed each and all of our projects, always maintaining a belief that a cooperative, interactive design process involving the client and stakeholders in every phase of the project has always resulted in successful projects for all involved.

Torrado Architects is certified by the State of Rhode Island as a minority owned business and by the US Small Business Administration as a certified disadvantaged business. In the 2001, the firm was awarded the Rhode Island Minority Business Enterprise of the Year Award by his Excellency, Governor Lincoln Almond.

Torrado Architects is certified to do business in the State of Rhode Island, Connecticut, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Puerto Rico.

LUIS A. TORRADO, RA
PRESIDENT
Luis Torrado maintains a certification through the National Council of the Architectural Registration (NCARB) which is recognized throughout the US. Mr. Torrado’s projects have received award recognition from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Providence Preservation Society, the Rhode Island Historic and Heritage Commission, the Construction Council of America, RI Magazine, and the American School & University Magazine.   In 2009, Mr. Torrado received the Minority Small Business Person of the Year Award from the Small Business Administration.

MEMBERSHIPS & BOARDS: Capital Center Commission – Governor’s Appointee; State Housing Appeals Board – Governor’s Appointee; Providence City Plan Commission – Commissioner – Mayor’s Appointee; East Providence Waterfront District Commission – Design Chairman Appointed by 3 Governors; Working Group on Diversity in Construction – Governor’s Appointeel Central Falls Economic Development Commission – Mayor’s Appointee; 195 Relocation/Waterfront Development – Downtown/Knowledge District Commission – Mayor’s Appointee; Latino Contractors Association – Hispanic Construction Council – President; RI Historical Society – Board Member – Secretary of State Appointee; Governor’s Advisory Commission in Hispanic Affairs Commissioner – Governor’s Appointee; Rhode Island Minority Business – Commissioner – RI State Senate Appointee; Providence Preservation Society – Committee for Historic Building Codes; Providence Preservation Society – Local Historic District Study Committee, Chairman; American and Hispanic Latino Cultural/ Exchange Commission, Commissioner, RI State Senate Appointee; Providence Plan’s Woonasquatucket River Corridor – Design Team; East Providence YMCA – Board Member; Down City Implementation Plan – Design Team; Building Officials and Code – Administrators International.


ROBERT P. STACK, AIA
VICE-PRESIDENT
Robert P. Stack received his Master of Science in Architecture and Building Design in 1989 from Columbia University.

Robert has over 25 years of experience in the Architecture profession with all phases of the design and construction process. He has worked on many historic and high profile public and private projects in the residential, commercial, and institutional sectors, including LEED certified projects.

Robert has experience with a wide variety of building types including hospitality, medical facilities, higher education, K-12, USPS, boutique commercial, high-rise office shell, corporate interiors, both high-rise and low-rise residential, as well as private residences.