Our team engages in an open, interactive, and creative process that gives each project its due individual attention. In an industry where the standard is to delegate projects to a series of managers with minimal exposure to the client, we offer an alternative with a personal approach. As such, we work directly with clients every step of the way to assess their needs and how to best achieve their goals.
Developing this essential client relationship is the first and most important phase of our process. Once we become attuned to the client’s priorities and concerns, our team maps out a tailored strategy. With both a hard look at the present and a long view of the future, we then assess how the project would interact with its surrounding space and community. Finally, we synthesize and advance all these factors into a concrete, practical design plan that goes beyond the individual components to exceed expectations and produce our “signature Permuy designs.” This is how our team delivers world-class results while maintaining a personal, detail-oriented focus to each project.
The story of Permuy Architecture is largely the story of the Permuy family – we are very much a family business and proud of this unique legacy.
Our team has developed a highly evolved design sense that draws from the foundation of nearly a century of experience. This foundation extends three generations of the Permuy family. With international roots stretching back to Spain and France and a reputation for quality, the Permuy legacy brings rich history and integrity to each project.
We have worked with numerous international teams and organizations to offer our expertise in both the private and public sectors. As such, we know that having skilled design backed with a strong urban planning perspective not only produces successful projects, but also sparks a socio-economic ripple that strengthens communities for generations to come. Therefore, our team’s dynamic design sense utilizes a unique variety of value-added elements to further ensure the long-term success of a project well beyond completion.
Another point of distinction is culture. The Permuy family has a proud history of supporting the arts, most notably with the Permuy Gallery that was likely the first Cuban fine art gallery established in the United States. This legacy continues into the present as our firm collaborates with artists on various projects and hosts an annual year-end art exhibition in our headquarters. That same pioneering, forward-thinking spirit carries through and refines our approach to architecture and is clear in our designs.
This uniquely seasoned blend of experience and perspectives defines signature Permuy designs. It is evident in landmark projects of all scales – from One Bayfront Plaza to the Aventura Mall Slide Tower. It is also seen in grand urban planning endeavors, such as Old Spanish Village and the rebuilding of San Salvador following the catastrophic 1986 earthquake. This exceptional legacy has been recognized and honored by the United States Congress, Miami-Dade County, as well as the cities of Miami and Coral Gables.
Our rich foundation is reinforced by our team’s commitment, specializations, and insights that expand our collective experience beyond their individual parts. Building on this, our experience is balanced and paired with fresh, innovative vision to achieve impressive results worthy of our name.
We craft every structure as a statement. That statement is refined to suit its distinct circumstances and location. Conceptually, each signature Permuy design stands out effortlessly yet elegantly without clashing with its surroundings. We strive to highlight the best of a project’s context – past, present, and future – so that it embraces its community from the start and serves as a new and instantly-recognizable anchor.
The core of our higher mission as architects, planners, and designers is to use architecture as a vehicle to capture the highest ideals of a society and position it for growth. In this the true power of design is on full display – it transcends the surface of a structure and is worked deep into its interiors and intrinsic functionality. We therefore engage in a dynamic approach that encompasses the social, economic, and cultural aspects of the project. This helps ensure the project, in turn, becomes a celebrated, memorable, and cherished focal point that further defines its surrounding area.
Our high standard also demands that we consistently deliver quality designs that guarantee each project reach and maximize its highest potential. As such, we are committed to utilizing responsible, sustainable designs with specially suited added-value features, such as LEED-certification, that communicate a level of attention to detail that further sets us apart from the rest of the field.
Finally, collaboration and communication are a vital cornerstone to our philosophy. As every project brings its own distinct set of challenges, we work as a team to find creative solutions that reflects our unique depth of experience. All our original work flows from a place of authentic passion. Simply put, it is why we do what we do. Our forward-thinking designs stem from applying this passion to a highly collaborative and original approach utilizing our unique backgrounds and perspectives to arrive at an exciting and vibrant result that all involved take pride in. This is our ultimate goal for every project.
Every Permuy Architecture project is a culmination of this pioneering creative process, background, and philosophy. This is how we achieve our mission to make each project, consultation, and partnership a lasting success with far-reaching impact.
We invite you to begin a conversation with us about becoming a part of this evolving story.