Ricardo Rodriguez grew up in San Germán, Puerto Rico, and has worked alongside industry leaders at Gensler, NIKA Solutions, and WDG Architecture. With over 12 years of professional experience, Ricardo has been recognized for his commitment toward the industry by being awarded with AIA|DC's Emerging Architect of the Year, Young Architect of the Year Award by the DC Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies, and was selected for the YAF’s Practice Innovation Lab.
In his Global Virtual Design & Construction Specialist role, Ricardo spearheads the implementation of digital solutions and BIM, for construction product manufacturer BASF. He’s a versatile leader experienced in creative strategy, technology implementation, and is passionate about creating solutions that help tackle big-picture problems. A frequent industry speaker and panelist, Ricardo has presented “Rage Against the Machines: Surviving the End of Architecture” at AIA’s Conference on Architecture 2018, speaking on “Modern Times - AEC Business Transformation in the Era of AR/VR,” and a panelist at VRX Conference 2018 in San Francisco. Also in 2018, Ricardo was honored by BuiltWorlds, as one of the Nation’s Top 50 Adoption Leaders. In 2019, Ricardo contributed at AIA’s Conference on Architecture, Digital Built-Week, CONSTRUCT Expo, at the Tilt-Up Concrete Association Convention. He was elected to the AIA National Strategic Council, where he would serve as At-Large Representative in 2020-2021.