WE ARE AN ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING FIRM

we are YOUR ONE STOP SHOP FOR YOUR NEXT PROJECT

Pre-Design Services  •  Health and Social Facilities  •  Hospitality  •  Pharmaceutical  •  Institutional  •  Transportation  •  Energy  •  Permitting  •  Industrial  •  Maritime  •  Natural & Cultural Resources  •  Emergency Services  Temporary Facilities  •  Life Science  •  Planning  •  Housing  •  Workplace  •  Sustainability  •  Public Buildings  •  Communications  •  Resilience

•  Project & Construction Management  •  Inspection  •  Cost Estimates  •  Scheduling  • 

Bidding and Procurement  

CMA Architects & Engineers LLC is an architecture and engineering firm serving Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, United States, and Latin America since it started its operations in Puerto Rico in 1959. The firm expanded to become one of the largest in the Caribbean. It was ranked 496 in the ENR's Top 500 U.S. Design Firms and 114 in ENR's Top 200 International Firms in 2006.

"Our history of

long-term relationships with the industry's leading companies reflect the commitment to quality service."

“CMA Architects & Engineers LLC’s successful trajectory has spanned 60 years of continuous consulting practice in the fields of architecture and engineering, thanks to its commitment to diversity.”

The firm occupies its own building with 30,000sq. ft. of office space. The staff of over 100 full-time regular employees encompasses the fields of architecture, planning, construction management, civil, structural, environmental, mechanical, and electrical engineering.

CMA is an award-winning firm with a staff that is active in several professional organizations and societies. Its members have authored more than fifty architecture and engineering publications. More than 20 percent of the professional staff hold professional licenses to practice in Puerto Rico, as well as in the states of  Florida, US Virgin Island, Chicago, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, and the Dominican Republic. The aggregate value of the construction cost of the projects designed by the firm exceeds 1.2 billion dollars. The staff is bilingual and familiar with American and local construction practices and standards.

EXPERTS COMMITTED TO

QUALITY SERVICE

WHAT WE DO? 

CMA has pioneered in industrial design and public works; and excelled in the design of hospitality, high-end residential, mixed-use developments. We have embraced changes in the global market, increasing our areas of expertise. Our experience enables us to establish alliances with international firms, acting as consultants to their growth in the Caribbean, Central, and South America.

Deliver effective, creative, functional, eco-conscious architectural & engineering planning and design solutions with knowledgeable professionals and proven project delivery methodologies.

WHAT's our mission? 

WHAT's our vision? 

Continuous commitment to exceed our Client’s expectations and satisfaction stemming from our experience providing top-tier quality service, innovation, leadership and ethical standards in our communities and abroad.

CMA provides services for all the project stages

We are here to help you. We have the technical expertise to create: damage assessments, re-construction planning. Now more than ever is essential to have the right knowledgeable professionals to protect your building/infrastructure investment.

#Let'sRebuildPuertoRico 

 

architecture 

 
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civil engineering

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  • Infrastructure Design

  • Existing Infrastructure Analysis

  • Residential & Commercial Developments

  • Hotels & Resorts

  • Parking Lots

  • Maritime & Seashore

  • Industrial

  • Airports

  • Water Distribution Systems

  • Sanitary Sewer Collection Systems

  • Process Sewer Collection Systems

  • Pump Stations

  • Hydrology & Hydraulic Studies

  • Scour Studies

  • Flood Control

  • Erosion Control & Soil Rehabilitation

 

structural engineering

 
  • High Rise Buildings

  • Bridges

  • Big Box Structures

  • Seismic, Wind, Damage and Performance Evaluations & Studies

  • Structural Steel

  • Reinforced Concrete

  • Prestressed

  • Post-tensioned

  • Precast

  • Masonry

  • Wood

  • Aluminum

  • Stainless Steel & Fiberglass

  • Seismic Retrofitting

  • Support of Excavations

  • Historical Structures Restoration

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mechanical engineering

 
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electrical engineering

 
  • High/Low Voltage Transmission and Distribution

  • Co-Generation

  • Substations and Switchyards

  • Protection Coordination

  • Distributed Power Generation

  • Fault Analysis

  • Arc Flash Studies

  • Renewable Energy

  • Lighting and Controls

  • Grounding and Lightning Protection

  • Industrial Controls & Instrumentation

  • Communications and Data Infrastructure

  • Security Systems

  • Access Control

  • Fire Alarm Systems

  • Building Management Systems

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transportation

 
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  • Highway Route Planning

  • Highway & Street Design

  • Highway & Pedestrian Bridge Design

  • Grade Separated and At-Grade

  • Intersections & Roundabouts

  • Toll Road Support Facilities

  • Rail and Bus Transit

  • Multi-Modal Studies

  • Traffic Impact Studies

  • Access Studies

  • Parking Studies

  • Bike and Pedestrian Trails

environmental science

 
  • Flora & Fauna

  • Soil Remediation

  • Noise Level Studies

  • LBP & ACM Inspections

  • Wetlands Delineation

  • Tree Inventory & Reforestation Plans

  • Environmental Site Assessment (Phases I, II, III)

  • SPCC & SWPP Plans

  • Water Treatment & Distribution

  • Waste Water Design

  • UST & UIC Closure Plans

  • Water Balances

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permitting

 
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  • Environmental Impact Statements

  • Land Use Consultations

  • Construction Consultations

  • Air Emissions Permits

  • Solid Waste Permits

  • Earth Extraction Permits

  • Tree Cut, Pruning and Reforestation Plans

  • Wastewater and Stormwater NPDES Permits

  • US Army Corps of Engineers Joint Permit

  • Construction, Urbanization & Use Permits

  • SHPO, ICPR Consultations

  • Endorsements from Federal and PR Agencies

PROJECT & CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

 
  • Project / Program / Construction Management

  • Contract Administration

  • Construction Inspection / Observation

  • Estimating (Opinion of Probable Cost)

  • Scheduling Preparation and Monitoring

  • Inspector of Record (OGPE)

  • Owner’s Representative for Construction (ORC)

  • Condition Assessment Investigations

  • Environmental & Safety Compliance

  • Technical Specifications

  • Construction Contract Document Preparation

  • Bidding / Contract Negotiation

  • Pre-Construction Services

  • Document Control

  • Procurement Assistance

  • Claims Analysis

  • LEED Certification

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we WILL ALWAYS BE OURSELVES

 

The firm SACMAG an established A/E firm in Cuba was started in 1948 by Luis Saenz, then a professor at the University of Havana. Former pupil Ignacio Martin remembers Professor Saenz as a "tremendous teacher, a man full of life explaining engineering problems to the class." Mr. Martin and another former pupil, Edilberto Cancio, joined the firm, and in 1957 and architect named Enrique Gutierrez became the fourth partner. The firm's name SACMAG is an acronym of the first letters of the partners' names.

the pioneer years

the office inception in Puerto Rico

In the late 50s, SACMAG led by Eng. Luis Saenz opened an office in San Juan, Puerto Rico to work on projects for their high-profile client Barcardi.  Engineers Jose Luis Capacete and Ignacio Martin founded the firm in November l959, initially under the name SACMAG of Puerto Rico.

For six decades, Capacete Martín & Associates have fulfilled the commitment of the firm's founders: excellence in architectural and engineering services. That commitment is today manifested in the desire of our skillful team to continue and enhance a tradition that began 60 years ago.

the year 1989 marked our 30TH ANNIVERSARY AND THE BEGINNING OF A NEW ERA WITH A NEW NAME FOR CAPACETE MARTíN & ASSOCIATES. SINCE THAT YEAR WE ARE KNOWN BY OUR INITIALS: CMA

DESIGNING TODAY THE PUERTO RICO OF TOMORROW

We are a full-service architectural-engineering firm, organized into nine specialized departments, including architecture; civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, transportation,  environmental sciences, permitting, and project & construction management.

In the 1960s, CMA met the growing demand for highrise buildings, such as one of its early projects  - Palma Real in Miramar. In the 1970s, Puerto Rico underwent an industrial revolution, and the firm jumped full force into the construction of pharmaceutical-manufacturing operations. The company continued to focus on this sector as it reached its peak in the following decade. CMA had established itself in the area of infrastructure projects by the time the number of new manufacturing operations reached a plateau and began to slow in the 1990s. It successfully completed several highway and public transportation projects and had begun working on the Urban Train project when the world entered the new millennium.

since iTs inception, our multidisciplinary firm has evolved and diversified along with the island's changing economic conditions.

cma has helped build Puerto Rico

Designing a wide variety of projects, from industrial facilities to highways and bridges, to residential, educational, business, environmental and control systems, our team is proud of being part of a firm that grows and changes in harmony with changing times, while maintaining its unmistakable identity throughout. 

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leadership committed to quality service  

"We know you don't make great architects and engineers overnight. We strive to develop the professionals who will continue CMA's legacy into the future" 

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Civil Engineering

Professional Societies: CIAPR, ASCE

Contact: 

jtirado@cmapr.com

787-615-0912

Managing Member

JORGE TIRADO, P.E.

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Environmental Engineering 
Professional Societies: CIAPR, AAEE, AIDIS, ASCE, AWWA, WEF, Diplomate American Academy of Environmental Engineers, Past President, Puerto Rico Chapter of WPCF and AWWA.
Past Member, WPCF Board of Control (1985-1988)

Contact:

jbofill@cmapr.com

787-378-3393

Member

JORDI BOFILL, P.E.

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Structural Engineering

Professional Societies: CIAPR

Contact:

jbfuentes@cmapr.com

787-529-6371

Associate Director

JUAN BOLIVAR FUENTES,

PH.D., P.E.

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Transportation Engineering

Professional Societies: CIAPR, ASCE

Contact:

jocolon@cmapr.com

787-522-9916

Associate Director

JOSÉ O. COLÓN VÉLEZ, P.E.

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Transportation Engineering Professional Societies: CIAPR, ASCE, ITE, T&DI, TRB, SAME, ACI, PCIPast President ASCE Puerto Rico Chapter

Contact:

jcarro@cmapr.com

787-232-9496

Member

JOSÉ A. CARRO, P.E.

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Project & Construction Management

Professional Societies: CIAPR, CSI, USGBC, ASTM, ACI, AWS, DHI, FBPE, ICRI, NRCA

Contact:

gjusino@cmapr.com

787-249-7896

Member

GERALDO E. JUSINO-ARROYO, P.E., CDT, LEED AP

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Mechanical Engineering

Professional Societies: CIAPR, ASHRAE , ISPE, NFPA, ICC

Contact:

lmerle@cmapr.com

787-923-7606

Member

LUIS MERLE, P.E.

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Electrical Engineer
Professional Societies: CIAPR

Contact:

fvalentin@cmapr.com

787-608-8594

Member

FRANCISCO VALENTÍN, P.E.

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Science & Environmental Engineering

Professional Societies: CIAPR, AIDIS, INCE, IECA, SWANA, NREP, USGBC, WEF

Contact:

pjaner@cmapr.com

787-312-7978

Member

PEDRO JANER, P.E., REM, LEED-GA

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Civil Engineering

Professional Societies: CIAPR

Contact:

amartinez@cmapr.com

787-403-9766

Associate Director

ALEXIS MARTÍNEZ, P.E.

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Electrical Engineer

Professional Societies: CIAPR, IEEE, PES

Contact:

lopezc@cmapr.com

787-487-1673

Associate Director

CHRISTIAN LÓPEZ, P.E.

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Architecture

Professional Societies: AIA, CAAPPR, NCARB, CSI, USGBC

AIA Academy of Architecture for Health

Contact:

avera@cmapr.com

787-508-6048

Member

ARIEL R. VERA BEVERAGGI, 

AIA, NCARB, CDT, LEED AP

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Structural Engineering Professional Societies: CIAPR, ASCE, ACI, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Seismological Society Of America

Contact:

amrodriguez@cmapr.com

787-316-1436

Member

ALVIN M. RODRIGUEZ, P.E.