Trelles Cabarrocas Architects

Trelles Cabarrocas Architects

Architect’s Biography

"By architecture I mean not only the visible image of the city and the sum of its different architectures, but architecture as construction, the construction of the city over time. I believe that this point of view, objectively speaking, constitutes the most comprehensive way of analyzing the city; it addresses the ultimate and definitive fact in the life of the collective, the creation of the environment in which it lives."
–Aldo Rossi, The Architecture of the City, 1982

Luis and Jorge Trelles, along with Mari Tere Cabarrocas Trelles, Jorge’s wife, started Trelles Cabarrocas Architects in 1986 after graduating from Cornell University. Focusing on urban design and architecture, their work encompasses private residences, gardens, schools, and civic and commercial buildings. The firm has completed built works throughout Southern Florida and the Florida Panhandle. Recent works include the Fine House, a private residence on Elbow Lake in Coral Gables; Ca’ Rosa, the new residence of Jorge and Mari Trelles in Coconut Grove Florida; and Nya Ngyangu, a house and garden at Smuggler’s Cove in Key Biscayne, Florida. Currently in the works are a private residence, a church, and a campus plan along with inner city development projects for metropolitan Miami. In addition to their practice, Luis and Jorge Trelles have taught architecture design studios, drawing, building construction and building systems courses at the University of Miami, were visiting critics at Cornell University and most recently acted as visiting professors at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture

Architect Details

Preferred Name:
Trelles Cabarrocas Architects
  • Dragonette Townhouse

    Building Name:
    Dragonette Townhouse
    Preferred Name:
    Dragonette Townhouse, Studio 210, 210 Ruskin
    210 Ruskin Place
    Code Type:
    Type III – Residential and Workshop
    Building Type:
    Mixed Use