Den is an independent architecture firm dedicated to environmentally-conscious design. Since buildings account for about 40% of green house gases, we're proactive about minimizing our impact on the planet.
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As a graduate from UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design, Germán has been involved with sustainable design for more than 15 years. Germán won Berkeley's famed John K. Branner Travelling Fellowship, and then he attained the coveted US Department of State's William J. Fulbright Fellowship Program to Italy. Even though his architectural experience started with DMJM Keating, the depth of his knowledge and expertise on sustainability was acquired while at the South Florida offices of Perkins + Will, where he became the first LEED Accredited Professional at the 900-person international firm, and was the liaison with many renowned environmental designers such as Battle McCarthy, ARUP, and Busby & Associates. At the community level, Germán served as Co-founder, Board of Directors, and Programs Chair of the South Florida Chapter of the US Green Building Council for several years. Intermittently, he shares his knowledge as Adjunct Professor of Architecture at both Florida International University and University of Miami, while also lecturing at other institutions such as The Wolfsonian Museum, Miami Dade College, and Florida Atlantic University. In 2006, he won the AIA Environmental Preservation Award, given to individuals with a proven track record in environmental stewardship. During his tenure as Partner and Director of Sustainable Design at Oppenheim Architecture + Design, he intervened in more than a dozen sustainably designed projects throughout the world. In the process, he worked alongside consulting firms that are among the international top tier in sustainable design, such as Büro Happold and RWDI. He's eager to continue working on all sorts of projects, with an interdisciplinary approach that seamlessly integrates ecological concepts with Den's unique architectural vocabulary.