WHO WE ARE

our leadership

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ADRIANA NAVARRO-SERTICH

Founder + Managing Principal 

MARIA CARRIZOSA

Principal + Lead Architect

urbanSEED is an urban collaborative and nimble organization, and we strives to bring an interdisciplinary perspective and approach. Our strong network of cross-disciplinary skill-sets and expertise bridge architecture, planning, landscape architecture, sociology, economy and development. 

For every project, we seek strategic partnerships to  bring the necessary knowledge and experience to address each project needs and the context’s specificities of place.

We believe in participatory processes and strong place-making engaging end-users and clients from early stages of the process to provide continuous feedback and review sessions, and respond to local needs and aspirations. 

We know that creating a strong positive impact in communities, our clients and cities can reap the maximum return. 

We also acknowledge that success requires the integration of a learning-loop process to establish strong parameters for measuring ‘success’ and apply any lessons learned. As such, impact evaluations are key components in our process in order to identify lessons learnt and provide appropriate solutions and alternatives for the long-term maintenance and sustainability of projects. 

our team + collaborators

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FRANK D'HONDT

Senior Urban Planner 

DIEGO BERMUDEZ

Landscape Architect + Nature based solutions

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BLANCA CALVO BOIXET

Architect + Community Planner

AKBAR MODAN 

Disaster Risk Management + Reconstruction + Community Development 

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PAOLA LUNA

GIS Expert

DORIS TARCHOPOLIS 

Housing + Urban Informality + Urban Policy 

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DIEGO SILVA

Urban Economics

ANGELICA ARIAS

Cultural Heritage + Architecture 

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SERGIO GARCIA

Junior Architect + GIS 

BIBIANA HERNANDEZ

Junior Urban Designer + Graphic Design

IVAN SOLANO 

Landscape Architect + Urban Design

SANTIAGO MANDRIÑAN

Botanist

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VIDHEE GARG 

Housing Finance + Housing Management + PPP Structures

LAURA ZIMMERMAN 

Social Scientist +

Community Planner 

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SILVIA SOONETS

Urban Informality + Housing + Urban Design 

MARGARITA ROMERO

Bioclimatic Design

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JULIANA RAMIREZ

Vernacular Architecture and Alternative Materials + Participatory Design

GABRIEL GUTIERREZ 

Biophilic Design

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ANDRES RENJIFO

Junior Architect + Urban Design

LAURA PINEDA

Junior Architect + Urban Design

our business + real estate advisors

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STEVE POLO

OPX GLOBAL

Design Consultancy

PAM ROTHENBURG

WOMBLE BOND DICKINSON

Real Estate Law

RAYMOND RITCHEY

BOSTON PROPERTIES

Real Estate Development

EMILY EIG

EHT TRACERIES

Historic Preservation