Vertex Architecture, Inc.

Vertex Architecture, Inc. prides itself with providing excellent architectural services to its clients. Vertex was conceived in 1992 and fully created in 2001 by Alejandro Santamaria, R.A. AR 91405, a licensed architect. Here at Vertex, Alex as he is more commonly known, brings almost 30 years of architecture, engineering, construction, interior design, and developer experience to our projects. We also provide most of our own integrated engineering services consisting of Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection (Sprinklers), Landscaping & Irrigation Engineering. This allows our firm a quicker turnaround time for completion, while also providing our clients a one-stop shop for all of their consolidated architectural and engineering design needs which benefits not just us but also all of our clients and their unique project needs.



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Alejandro Santamaria, R.A.

Principal and President of Vertex Architecture, Inc., Alejandro Santamaria has a diversified background and experience in architecture, engineering, interior design and construction projects. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Miami School of Architecture and a graduate degree in Construction Management from Florida International University. His early career experience includes large scale projects such as the 45-story Continuum Condominium on South Beach and design and construction management for several new United States Post Office branches throughout Miami-Dade County. Current projects include many custom homes, numerous residential additions and renovations, residential and commercial legalizations, and a large number of commercial projects such as several day-care centers and office tenant improvements.


January 2020

Vertex is well positioned for this next decade as we are designing several brand new residences. We have also almost finished work on our longest ever project, a renovation and large addition to an existing single-family residence in the South Miami area near St. Thomas Catholic Church. The renovation and addition of the house is complete. Now the exterior work of adding a pool, driveway, outdoor kitchen, exterior fencing, landscaping including a vegetable garden, irrigation, and other amenities is underway and under construction.

December 2019

We have landed another great project of a large addition & renovation to an existing single-family home for a discerning contractor and their family in Palmetto Bay, Florida. This contractor and their family previously hired another architecture firm but was dissatisfied with their services and final product even though the plans were approved by the Village of Palmetto Bay. They have since switched to Vertex to bring their family a true 21st century design and living experience.

April 2019

Another service Vertex proudly provides is the famed 40-year inspection reports for properties throughout South Florida. Vertex continues to provide structural and electrical inspections for these 40-year inspections that are required of all non single-family and duplex buildings in Miami-Dade and Broward counties once the buildings turn 40-years old, and then every 10 years thereafter.

February 2019

Vertex has designed several greenhouses before, but was just awarded the commission of the first greenhouse designed by Vertex along with a local designer to be attached to a living area. This will be a true inside outside style of living for the homeowners and their family in Southwest Ranches.

January 2019

Oftentimes homeowners face a violation for doing additions and other work without the approved permits. Sometimes a violation can also come about due to an addition or other work being without the approved permits for work that was done before the current owners bought the property. In this case we are helping the homeowners and their family legalize exactly these situations: a first violation for building an addition and other work without the approved permits, plus a second violation due to an addition for work that was done before these current owners bought the property. Never fear as vertex is here to help these and many other property owners throughout South Florida.

November 2018

Vertex is proud to have been begun another great project consisting of combining 2 adjacent existing units in a prestigious ocean-front SoFi (South of Fifth neighborhood) Miami Beach condominium residence. The 2 units will be renovated and combined so as to flow seamlessly into one another and give the family and their young kids unique spaces fitting their desired beach lifestyle.

March 2018

We have landed another series of great projects as we have been contracted by a local developer & general contractor group to do a series of spec single-family residences all over Miami-Dade County. This series of single-family homes is named after famous world cities such as Andalucia, Barcelona, Cordova & Fortaleza, Brazil.

December 2016

Vertex just embarked upon what it foresees as its longest ever project: a renovation and large addition to an existing single-family residence in the South Miami area near St. Thomas Catholic Church. The original house built in 1962 has never been updated and remains much as it was in 1962. A completely new front door location, a new kitchen facing the ample backyard, a new garage/mudroom/storage area will be added, a master and another bedroom wing addition, opening up several of the dropped down ceilings to expose the higher roof profiles, a larger expanded terrace with outdoor kitchen, and other amenities are some of the many items that will be added and improved upon. This unique solution also will include an Administrative variance where Miami-Dade County will allow Vertex and the homeowners the opportunity to locate the addition 12.5’ closer to the street and 7.5’ closer to the side property line than what is allowed by the zoning code –something Vertex has successfully done 10-15 times before.

May 2013

Vertex Architecture, Inc. has moved its offices to a new office condo complex that has been renovated by Vertex to suits its specifics needs.

November 2010

Construction has begun on the prototype for the Prefabricated Modular building that Vertex Architecture, Inc. has been developing along with Worldwide Modular (formerly Miami Modular). The modules are designed to fit inside standard shipping containers, allowing them to be delivered to any site world wide. The prototype building is designed as a low-cost housing project in North Miami, however, the modules are flexible and can be designed as residential (affordable housing to luxury apartments), hospitality, office and just about any building type. The construction of the modules occurs in a warehouse making construction an efficient and sustainable practice, and their portability make it the perfect construction scenario for difficult sites such as in the Caribbean. The modules comply with the Florida Building Code, thus making them Hurricane compliant, as well as earthquake compliant.

October 2010

Vertex Architecture, Inc. was again selected to develop the interior design drawings for world-renowned Interior Designer Phillippe Starck for the Ritz Plaza, South Beach for the SLS Hotels, a hotel, restaurant and night club development group. The project includes The Bazaar from chef Jose Luis, Katsuya Restaurant, The Beach Club, and hotel rooms, penthouse suites, cabanas and bungalows with the unique designs from team Starck.

October 2010

Vertex Architecture, Inc. announces the completion of the Casa Bahia project in Coconut Grove. Originally designed by as a much larger house by another Miami architect, the owner/developer chose to reduce the scope to match the current economic conditions and asked Vertex Architecture, Inc. to provide that service. They worked closely with the owner/developer to maintain the original design intent while maintaining the tight budget required for it’s successful implementation.

September 2010

Vertex Architecture, Inc. is selected as the architect for South Dental Dadeland. The 2,600 square foot build-out will include 8 dental chairs, along with 2 surgical chairs and an interior design far more creative than your standard dental office. Future expansion of the facility will include a day-spa.

January 2010

Vertex Architecture, Inc., along with Urvan Studio, were selected to develop the interior design drawings for the YOO+Arts Tower in Panama City, Panama for the Phillippe Starck/YOO Interiors team. Selected for their great collaborative work back in 2006 on the ICON Brickell project in Miami, Vertex Architecture, Inc. along with YOO and Urvan Studio make up a great creative team encompassing design through construction implementation.

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    10251 SW 72 St., #104,
    Miami, FL 33173

    Business Hours

    Mon – Fri …… 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Sat, Sun …… By Appointment Only


    (305) 785-8296