With a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, Rafael is a calculated story teller whose design language is both contemporary and timeless. His interest in inventive design and materials, and attention to craft, has assisted him in creating unique interiors, including Rosewood London and The Ritz-Carlton, Millennia Singapore. In addition to hotel design, Rafael has a curated portfolio of residences, restaurants and couture boutiques that have been widely published. As Associate Design Director in Wilson Associates New York, he is responsible for crafting the overarching design narrative and ensuring his team fulfills that creative vision. Rafael is a creator, and when he’s not designing in the studio, he’s soaking up all NYC has to offer, exploring galleries in Chelsea, visiting the latest museum exhibits, enjoying the theatre, and dining with friends.
English and Spanish