AMBITO LLC was founded in 2006 by Principal Yoel Flores. With the purpose of providing high quality professional architectural, construction and engineering services in the field including design, inspections, supervision, forensic engineering, feasibility studies, project management, design, construction documents, bidding, contract administration and construction management for different projects in the architectural field. We have a team of people that assist with every single part of the project and with our own contractors who we have worked with for 14 years. We develop projects for clients and/or developers. We develop every project from beginning to end — including specs, details, and interior design and landscaping.
Our practice has extensive experience across a broad range of building types and sizes: multi-family buildings, office buildings, renovations, private residential housing (single), industrial and educational centers, masterplan for housing complexes, commercial buildings and marine/landscape projects.
To fulfill this commitment Ambito has a highly experience and qualified staff with a theoretical background that allows us to offer a wide variety of services from residential, commercial, institutional, industrial, among others…
Profit sharing among team members.
Our years of experience have inscribed in each of our designs and projects. Our purpose is to offer beautiful spaces inside and out. We think about the clients’ needs and turn them into architectural spaces that are well thought out, very detailed and beautiful to the espectator, working well with the city and with the surroundings. A construction and architectural project is a monumental endeavor. Ambito will provide the professional and reliable service you deserve during this complex time frame. Timely preparation of construction plans will facilitate the successful completion of each individual project. Our mission is to combine intelligence, expertise, and technology in striving to provide our clients with a final product that offers the best architectural and engineering solutions to their needs.
We aspire to design thoughtful, elegant, contemporary architecture, that fulfills complex programmatic and operational needs, and professional services that exceeds our clients’ expectations for the delivery of substance and value.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
We are an all-inclusive firm/office. We also empower women to work more in the field, by having joined many women in architecture groups.
Our designs introduce fundamental concepts for us: geometry, grid, light, simplicity, and experience. That is what we want to achieve through our architecture. We want to tell a story. We want you to feel what we have created.
The principles that guide our work are rooted in deep thinking about design and the relationship it has with the people. We have basic design strategies and issues we like to use; geometry and grid, light, simplicity, and experience. In every contemporary piece of architecture, these types of issues encompass the whole aspect of designing; how we design for others, how we design for our city. Modern architecture provides us with an optimistic view of contemporary life, while complementing its context with the exploration of these important values. With these basic issues in mind we strive to create works of beauty and elegance that enhance any environment. We also believe that less, is more. A famous quote by admired architect Mies van der Rohe.
Geometry + Grid: The beautiful aspects of proportion and scale in architecture and design are fundamental aspects of our work. In all our approaches to the different projects, we create a rational organization of the building components based on geometric proportioning. We develop our projects by first thinking about a grid. To us, a project without a grid is nothing. We base this grid on the scale of the human body and then think about how common building materials can be organized to produce the experience we want to create. This will give us the basic elements to start designing, with basic rhythms and basic proportions in mind to begin creating volumes and spaces for human connection and interaction.
Light: To us, natural light is also a fundamental element in our designs. It is a central piece to all our work because light acts as a building material. It can enhance a room, it can enhance an experience, and enhances how the person feels when arriving to the space. Light is manipulated to shape space, to create a sense of spirit, to mark the passage of time and for people to be able to see the beautiful sky outside. All these elements that encompass light create a rich architectural experience.
Simplicity: Every project we create is unique in its own way, but simple in its own way as well. Regardless of the site, program, budget, etc… Every project will have a sense of harmony, peace and tranquility that can only be achieved through simplicity. To design with “simplicity” is a word that gets thrown around quite often. However, here at Ambito, we believe that simplicity is more than doing the basic. For us, simplicity in architecture means going above and beyond to create a beautiful experience in the spaces through the use of light, materials, geometry and volumes, rather than ornamentation that is not needed. Simplicity is better than elaborate embellishment; Sometimes something simple is better than something advanced or complicated. We believe that to achieve simplicity, you must design thinking about how the project can speak for itself, and not have its materials talk for you. That’s why all our designs are white and pure, so the architecture and the spaces can speak for themselves, and to bring back the idea that less is more.
Experience: What is architecture, if it isn’t about the experience? How do you feel when you arrive at a space? What elements do you meet when you arrive at a space? What is the experience you get by walking through two walls together? What are the feelings that the person is feeling? Those are the types of questions we always ask ourselves when thinking about a design. Always putting ourselves in the clients’ shoes and understanding their needs. But more importantly, understanding what we want them to feel. Through architecture, you can make a person feel anything. And that is what we achieve to answer with our designs. The feeling of peace, tranquility, order and balance.
Why Work Here?
It's a fast-paced job that requires individuals to be independent but also communicate with the team leader. One of the best benefits of working in AMBITO LLC is the guidance and mentorship from Yoel Flores and Maria Flores. As professors in Universities in the United States, they understand what it's like to teach and they take on interns in order to grow with them. The projects are quite fascinating and no day is the same in the office or on the site. AMBITO LLC could have client meetings one day, and site visits the next.