Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Frank was trained in the visual arts from an early age and graduated from the Design and Architecture Senior High School in Miami’s Design District. Growing up, he explored the nearby wild mangrove estuaries and the marine sanctuary of adjacent Biscayne National Park, and was fascinated by the Everglades National Park. These unique environments formed the basis for his lifelong journey to understand how urban communities can sustainably balance on the edge of sensitive coastal ecologies.
Prior to joining RJI, Frank practiced as an Architect for 10 years in Kansas City, MO, where he worked on large scale civic and sports projects all over the U.S. and South America, including the design of the Florida Marlins Stadium in his hometown of Miami. Additionally, Frank served as an adjunct professor in the Architecture Department at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island for 3 years where he co-taught a foundational seminar course, “Site and Environments”. He was also a teaching fellow and research assistant at The Rhode Island School of Design for a design-build studio in Costa Rica that collaborated with Earth University to design and construct an off-the-grid prototype classroom for rural schools in the tropics.
Frank is currently a project coordinator and senior designer, where he is involved in all aspects of project design from concept to construction supervision. Frank has worked on numerous projects including a new riverfront development in Tampa, the redevelopment of a river-walk and park along the Miami River, a mixed-use hotel in Miami Beach, and numerous private residences in South Florida and the Caribbean.
In his free time Frank enjoys cycling, rock climbing, all things ocean, drawing, and painting the occasional large-scale mural.
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Florida