Member Spotlight: Arvelo Architecture & Design by Ruperto Arvelo


Ruperto Arvelo, owner of Arvelo Architecture & Design, began his journey through inspiration, education, a new place to call home and the desire to open his own business. Born in New Jersey and inspired by his boss to further his graduate studies, Arvelo received his master's degree from Syracuse University. Shortly after graduating he became an in-house architect for Thompson Financial Services and worked for global firms like Robert A.M. SternRockwell Group and Gensler. It was through this experience, and not letting the imminent recession period ruin his hunger for entrepreneurialism, that he decided to try to venture on his own.

After a year in business, Arvelo decided to take the next step. “After a year of working from my apartment in my pajamas, which I loved, I realized I missed the collaboration of working in a group. So, I decided to rent a space and hire professionals to work with,” said Arvelo. “It was a great decision,” he said.

Today, Arvelo Architecture & Design celebrates a milestone of 10 years in business as a group of licensed architect and interior designers that love to collaborate to create great public and private spaces for clients.

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