Our Team

RD Architects

Firm Profile

Our firm is dedicated to providing Architectural and Interior Design Services in the fields of commercial, mixed-use, retail, hospitality, industrial and high-end residential; as well as consulting services in specialized areas of the design and construction management. We offer services such as Design Architect, Architect of Record, Programming, Feasibility Analysis, Zoning Studies, Conceptual Design, Sustainable Design, Municipal Architectural Boards Presentations, Contract Administration and Construction Management.In addition we participate in developmentthrough our support for development teams in thetri-county area. Because of our team range of expertise, our architects also provide the flexibility and mobility to adapt, transform and improve performance of projects.

We assist owners in the process of obtaining the best results for their investments – we understand our success is largely dependent on theirs and therefore place high value on our collaboration.
Our approach is to translate the client’s vision into a design that responds to the demands of the surrounding environment and the users, fulfills the expectations of aesthetics and at the same time is functional, upscale and practical.

“We seek a refreshing and comprehensive approach toproject ideation, design and execution. We recognize each project as unique; we continuallyre-boot our processes to remain inventive and resourceful,intently diving into the specifics of situations– our consistency lies in the delivery of projectswhich are exemplary, which not only realize butrather exceed our clients’ business modelneeds andaesthetic expectations.”

Our Team

Founding Principal

Víctor H. Rodríguez, R.A.

Victor is a broadly experienced architects with more than 25 years of work in South Florida. His early careeryears are associated with world renowned architectural firms such as Arquitectónica International and RTKLAssociates. During his time between these companies, heparticipated in the design and development of many high profile projects including, hospitality, institutional,
government buildings and high-rise residentialstructures. Experience and competence shown on these firms lead to starting of the firm, where he has been commissioned projects including a design –
conversion to hotel and restoration for the Historic Langford building in Downtown Miami; a condo-conversionand restoration of multi-family residential buildings in Miami Beach; and two separate 15 stories luxury condo buildings in North Bay Village.

Those projects have been followed by a stringof completed structures in Miami, Coral Gables,Miami Beach and beyond. Proven design skills andexperience paired with strong construction expertise
have been instrumental in building a solid reputation with clients, colleagues and the community. Victor became Architect in 1988 in the Dominican
Republic and soon after obtained his registration in the Board of Architects.. Between the years 1983 and 1992, VIctor participated in the development ofdesigns and as a construction project manager of several projects, being the most relevant: Torre IWA, a14 stories condominium and Torre KIRA, a 6 stories +basement office building. He is NCARB certified and is a licensed architect in theState of Florida.

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Principal & Director of Design

Vladimir B. Niagolov

Vladimir graduated from University of Architecture & Construction, with a combined Master and Bachelor of Architecture degree in Sofia, Bulgaria. While working in Europe passive solar design has been elemental in his design philosophy. Sustainable architecture is further encouraged through Vladimir’s work with a holistic approach to energy efficiency. Furthermore, working on numerous of World Bank projects he has had opportunities to developknowledge regarding sustainable building materials affecting environmentally sensitive clients. With twenty seven years of professional experience in the discipline of architecture Vladimir brings a great variety of expertise to development team in every project phase.Since he moved to Florida Vladimir has workedintensely on various commercial projects ranging fromoffice buildings in Sunny Isles and Boynton Beach touser specific facilities, mixed use and high-rise projectssuch as 24-Story Marina Palms.

His experienceincludes initial client’s contacts, feasibility studies,concept design, planning, BIM, project scheduling, resource management and contract administration. From the many years involved with construction, negotiations, bid and award, planning and zoning analysis, and building code interpretation, Vladimir hasgained a wealth of experience enabling him to addressprojects of all scopes. With a concentration on hospitality work in recent years he has become recognized by developers and construction companies as one of the finest architect designers and successful team leaders of Hyatt Houseand Hyatt Place hotel projects in Florida.

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Principal & Director of BIM Technology

Olga E. Niagolova


Olga graduated from University of Architecture and Construction with a Master and Bachelor of Architecture degree in Sofia, Bulgaria. While practicing in Europe Olga learnt and followed
the principle that architecture should respond to its particular place and time. Since then for any new project she employs solutions that embrace the regional vernacular style with the simplicity and honesty of modernism. Furthermore, she believes all this should be done with modern materials and techniques that speak of today, but always look to the past for guidance and the future for inspiration. With 20 of professional experience in the disciplines of interior design and architecture Olga brings unique and broad insights to the firm, gathered from previous collaboration in architectural firms in Florida.

Olga’s work is well known for utilizing surrounding natural conditions, creative use of green buildingtechniques. In recent ten years with a concentration onhospitality work she has become recognized as one ofthe finest interior and building designers of boutiqueand Hyatt Place brand hotels in Florida. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, among them Broward and Palm Beach Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Award for Excellence inOffice Building and Restaurant design. Olga pioneered the use of BIM and is a leader inapplications of technologies applied to architecturaldesign ensuring seamless integration of computational
power into architectural design, documentation andconstruction.

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Founding Principal

Ulises Nery Peinado

Ulises is a skilled design professional with more than 25 years hands on experience in design and development of large and complex projects. his tenure as designer and project manager in New York firms such as Cetra Ruddy and working alongside stararchitect Rafael Viñoly enabled his participation in several large scale projects such as MGM hotels and residences in Abu Dhabi, New York University in Abu Dhabi, University for Apllied Sciences in Buenos Aires,Darla Moorde School of Business in South Carolinaand super-tall buildings in the Manhattan core. His work is optimistic, influenced by his life in South Florida, understanding of climate, culture and traditions of sub-tropical design.

Prior to his work in New York, Ulises worked for 15 years in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach,designing and helping develop large residential,hotel and commercial buildings such X Aragon in Coral Gables, Blue and Marina Blue in Miamiand theSarasota Herald Tribune alongside Bernardo FortBrescia of Arquitectonica.Ulises’ experience in real estate development,branding and construction processes has played akey role in his participation as advisor to developersand investors, working on acquisition, due diligence,redesign for efficiency and maximized value.
He is NCARB certified and is a licensed architect in theState of Florida. His academic background is a mix of old and new world, with a master of architecture from the University
of Applied Sciences in Sachsen-Anhalt in Germany and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Florida Atlantic University in Florida.

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Senior Associate & Director of Visualization

Reka Kovacs

Reka is an emerging architecture professional with specialization in design and BIM; she managesthe office BIM operations, covering collaborativetechnologies blending Archicad, Revit, Photoshop,
Artlantis studio, Autocad and Sketch Up. She holds an architecture degree from prestigious Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban planning in Bucharest, Romania followed by engineeringstudies at SzentIstvan University Ybl Miklos Faculty ofArchitecture and Civil Engineering in 2011-2012. Shehas twice been a fellow of the Erasmus Program, aprogram reserved for unusually talent individuals.

Since arriving to RD Architects, Rika has worked in hospitality, residential mid and high-rise buildings, commercial and institutional projects.

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