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Rafael Alvarez

Architect, graphic designer and painter Rafael Alvarez was born in the Dominican Republic. Visual arts graduate, school of arts apec (EDA) and architecture at the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena (UNPHU). Artist in Residence, art and design director and instructor for the Foundation Altos de Chavon, an affiliate of Parson’s School in New York. Collaborated with the sculptor Nancy Graves in New York. Winner of the biennial visual arts, Santo Domingo His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally and by invitation to the Biennale de Paris, Sao Paulo, Havana and Mexico. Design Director for Tihany Design in New York for more than twelve years working in the most internationally recognized projects such as: Le Cirque 2000, New York Le Cirque, Las Vegas, Nevada One cps, Plaza Hotel, New York Le Cirque, Mexico City, Mexico Inagiku, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York Circo, Las Vegas, Nevada Spago Chicago for Wolfgang Puck, Chicago Shun Lee Palace, New York The Time Hotel, New York Louis’s Restaurant, Charleston, South Carolina Osteria Circus, New York Thomas Keller, Per-Se, New York “C” Restaurant, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Aleph Hotel, Rome, Italy Paladin, New York Pignoli Restaurant, Lydia Shire, Boston Monte’s Club Restaurant, London, England Tizio Restaurant, Hotel Exedra, Rome, Italy Hangar One, Private Airport, Arizona The Mirage Buffet “Craving”, Las Vegas, Nevada Coffee Garden, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Lafite Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Mo bar, landmark building, Hong Kong, China Oxo Bar, Charles IV Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic Box Block & Gigalight, Carlos IV Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic Amber Restaurant, Landmark Mandarin Oriental building, Hong Kong, China The Line, Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore Jade & Summit Shangri-La Hotel, Shanghai, China Rafael opened his own design company “Rafael Alvarez Design llc” in 2004 and owns “Alvarez + Brock Design llc”. since 2016 all the companies are under: Bureau of Rafael Alvarez inc. Creating a new style in the direction of design today at: Le Cirque Cafe, New York The Morrell Catering Hall, New York Peking Pavilion, Manalapan, New Jersey Lucier Restaurant, Portland, Oregon T & T Bar, Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada Scampo Restaurant, Liberty Hotel, Boston Westmount Country Club, New Jersey Izakaya Restaurant, Borgata Hotel, Atlantic City Rhumba, Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada Uncle ted’s, New York city Uncle sam’s, New York city The italian restaurant. Beijing ,China Wallsé restaurant, New York city Wm bathrooms, Woodland , New Jersey Kuo social, Robbinsville, New Jersey Lectures & Recognition Awarded “ Wave of the future Award”by Hospitality design magazine. Miami , Florida. 2010 Awarded “International architect of the year “by society of dominicans architects (sad) & dominicans college of engineers, architects and surveyors (Codia). 2015 Awarded “ Reign of Spain Award”. Spain. 2010 Speaker at Contract design. Valencia, Spain. 2012 Speaker at IGAPE international. Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. Spain.2014 Guest at Extenda. Andalucia. Spain. 2015 Speaker at the 10th International Architecture Biennial, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, DR, 2010 Awarded “ Fray Antón de Montesinos in architecture Award”. Alumni Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD). New York 2009 Jury for the magazine Hospitality Design Boutique in new materials, New York 2009 Speaker / 25 years of Altos de Chavon School of Design, La Romana, 2009 Awarded the Medal of honor, “citizen of Merit”, Dominican Consulate, New York 2009 Speaker, Show on beauty and harmony of architecture and decoration, Universidad Nacional Pedro Enriquez Urena (UNPHU), 2007 Speaker at “Artista en Casa”, organized by Universo Erin, from New York city 2020 Interview by Mónica Gutierrez , program: Entrepuntos, from New York 2020 Speaker “Encuentro Internacional Contract Castilla-La Mancha,Toledo ,Spain 2018 Speaker, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), organized by arch. Erwin Cott, 2006 Speaker, Pontifical University of Santo Domingo (Pucamaima), organized by arch. Franc Ortega, 2006 Speaker, Ibero-American University (UNIBE), organized by D’Alesandro arq. Jesus Speaker, Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (Ucamaima), Santiago, Dominican Republic, organized by arch. Tacitus Lamb, 2006 Guest Critic, Parsons School of Design, 1998 Guest Critic, School of Interior Design, New York, 1999 Seminar on High design, Altos de Chavon school of design, La Romana, Dominican Republic, 2000 Jury in the 8th International Architecture Biennial, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, DR, 2006 Speaker at the 8th International Architecture Biennial, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, DR, 2006 Publications: “Material Man,” New York Times Magazine, April 5. 1998 (interview) Rafael Alvarez: There is a difference between creativity and cliche, “Boutique Design, Oct. 16, 2008 (interview) Interiors, June 1999 Interior Design, October 2003 “Le Cirque Perks,” New York Post, October 8, 2008 “Can Think Big Portland, The Oregonian newspaper, February 16, 2007 Interni magazine, May 2003, Italy Interior Design Magazine, October 1, 2003 Architectural Record, 1999 Arquitextos Magazine, March 2007, Santo Domingo Reuter, March 19, 2008 Gaming News, March 20, 2008 Social pace, Listin Diario, September 22, 2007, Santo Domingo (interview) Robb report, April 1, 2005 Portland Food and Drinks, May 28, 2008 Hinges magazine, Volume 160, 2008, Hong Kong Ways Design, April 2009, South Africa The House, in November 2008, Santo Domingo (interview) Architecture Files Antilles AAA026, 2007 (interview) Apa-De, vol.11, 2009, Japan Vegas magazine, November 2008 Hospitality Design magazine, April 2009 Arquitextos Magazine, September 2007, Santo Domingo (interview) Interiors, June1999 Dominican Night Magazine, April / May 2009, Santo Domingo / Puerto Rico (interview) Hospitality Design magazine, January / February 1995 Market Review, November 2005, Santo Domingo (interview) Interiors, August 1996 Boston Globe magazine, September 22, 2007 Hospitality Design magazine, January / February 1998 Voice, May 7, 2009 Boutique Design, July 10, 2008 Single Women Magazine, December 2007/January 2008, Santo Domingo (interview) Las Vegas Magazine, July 19. 2009 Interni magazine, January / February 2005, Italy Tihany Design Book, 1999 Contract Design, November1996 Tihany Style book, 2004 Attitude Interior Design magazine, No. 26, 2009, Portugal People, Listin Diario, April 3, 2005, Santo Domingo (interview) Architectural Record, September 1997 Hospitality Design magazine, January/February1999 Interior Design magazine, November1996 Hospitality Design magazine, March 2003 L’Arca magazine, vol # 125, 2000, Italy Contract Design, March 1995 Interiors, May 1997 Documentaries and Commercial Appearances: Pinnacle, CNN, 1998 Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven, HBO documentary, 2009 Rafael Alvarez, Orange (telecommunications), commercial, 2007


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