Segundo Cardona, FAIA

Segundo Cardona was part of the first graduated class of the School of Architecture of UPR in 1972, where he also taught as professor between 1974 and 1984. During that time, we was principal of Segundo Cardona Arquitectos. Since 1984, he is a principal partner of Sierra Cardona Ferrer, Arquitectos (now known as SCF). His work as an architect has been recognized with multiple local and international awards. In 1992, he was awarded the Henry Klumb Award, the highest distinction of the Puerto Rico Architects Association (CAAPPR), and in 2006 he was selected as Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He has remained active in academic and civic affairs as a lecturer, visiting professor and juror, as well as past president of the CAAPPR. His experience in the design of a great diversity of typologies is complemented by his successful experience as a project developer.


An illustrated monograph covering his architectural work in a span of thirty plus years was published in 2008.


Alberto Ferrer, AIA

Alberto Ferrer is responsible for the firm’s accounting processes, the yearly budget monitoring, and all human resources needs. As such he conducts partners’ meetings to discuss all financial and project management matters as well as marketing strategies associated with SCF’s business development.


Alberto has over thirty years of experience in complex interior design projects. His extensive experience includes the planning, design and project management of many interiors, hospitality, and corporate office projects.


Alberto Ferrer holds a Bachelor’s Degree, Architecture, School of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and is a member of Cornell’s Secondary School Committee. He is also a Member of the Board of Regents of the Colegio Puertorriqueño de Niñas, in Guaynabo, and a Trustee of the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (USC), in San Juan.

Carmen Rita Fortuño, AIA

Clemente González

Carmen Rita graduated in 1987 from Cornell University School of Architecture. She joined SCF the same year, specializing in interior architecture projects, including programming, corporate offices, master plan studies, retail spaces, hospitality and facilities management.  In 1997, she became an associate at SCF and Director of the Interior Architecture Department.  Then, in 2007 she became the first female partner of a major architecture firm in Puerto Rico.  During the last 15 years at SCF, Carmen Rita has overseen the firm’s summer internship program and participated as a visiting critic in the 3rd and 4th year studios at the University of Puerto Rico’s School of Architecture.  Some of her most prominent projects include the Master Plan Study for Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, AMGEN’s New Offices and Training Center, DIRECTV Corporate Offices, O’Neill & Borges Law Offices, the Interior Remodeling of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court Building, Costa Caribe Golf Villas, and the Sales Center at Bahía Beach. Projects outside of Puerto Rico include Casa Salsa Restaurant in Miami and Andersen Consulting both in Argentina and Venezuela. In recent years, Carmen Rita has also designed a series of projects for growing businesses, such as Sol Partners, DMX and Melody Capital Management.


Clemente González graduated in 1990 with a Master Degree in Architecture from the University of Puerto Rico School of Architecture. The same year he joined Sierra Cardona Ferrer, Architects, and began a substantial transformation in the methods of document production of the firm, mainly through the integration of the personal computer and custom software designed by him.


In 1995, Clemente centralized all the firms’ data in a local area network and created a protocol to control file sharing and management. In 2002 he made a major renovation of the LAN facilities expanding our capacity for production.


Clemente has always maintained a strong pace with the evolution of all design relevant technology, understanding the intrinsic importance in the nature of these tools for the design process and the promotion of our services.