Adolfo Perez was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1957 and immigrated to the United States in 1961. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard College in 1980 and his Master of Architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1986. Since 1994 he has been the principal of a small, design oriented architectural studio specializing in custom residential design.
His work has been published in a number of books and journals and received numerous design awards. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts, with his wife and three children.