Ignacio J. PermuyPresident
Ignacio Permuy, Founder and President of Permuy Architecture, received his BA in architecture from the esteemed Pratt Institute of New York. In his subsequent career, he has developed extensive experience across a wide range of design disciplines and applications, earning him a reputation for innovative approaches and achieving results.
Mr. Permuy is known for his fresh, dynamic, and visionary outlook to design that continues to change skylines and strengthen communities. For over 25 years he has worked on a number of notable, high-profile projects and spearheaded award-winning teams to deliver and exceed client expectations. As president, he has built an exceptional team and brought leadership, skill, and integrity to each and every aspect of their design projects. The culmination of this approach has been the establishment of the firm’s “signature Permuy design” that extends beyond the striking and seamless appearance to embody a collaborative process with all involved to consistently accomplish the best possible outcome.
Mr. Permuy is passionate about the arts, culture, and applying his expertise to giving back to the community. As such, he currently serves on a number of community and regulatory boards including the Urban Development Review Board (UDRB) of Miami, the Construction Regulation Board of Coral Gables, and the Florida International University CARTA Dean’s Leadership Advisory Board, among others.
Jesus A. PermuyPrincipal, AICP, APA
Mr. Permuy studied architecture at the School of Architecture and Planning of the University of Havana and received a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. After leading multiple government departments and global firms, he has since focused on professional urban planning and community development consulting. As a highly respected planner in charge of urban development, his core philosophy is that architecture and planning should be in service of the person, first and foremost, in order to develop a more humanistic society.
His celebrated 50+ years of experience includes a diverse range of national and international projects, focusing especially on the design, coordination, and management of urban and community development projects. Mr. Permuy’s life and award-winning career have laid the foundation that has guided and inspired subsequent generations of the Permuy family across the fields of architecture, the arts, and public service.
Believing strongly in service to the community, Mr. Permuy has served on and chaired numerous boards, councils, and task forces throughout his career and continues to serve on the Miami-Dade County Social and Economic Development Council.
Helio MilianPrincipal, AIA, NCARB
Mr. Milian began his career after graduating from the University of Havana. He has since earned more than 40 years of invaluable experience in project management, working as project coordinator on a number of impressive international projects. As principal in charge of design, his philosophy is based on maintaining a close working relationship with clients to produce successful projects. Mr. Milian’s broad, diversified background spans through the fields of architecture, planning, and construction administration and has proved to be an invaluable asset.