Gustavo Rodriguez is passionate about working collaboratively to craft innovative buildings. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, he grew up surrounded by tropical modernism and playing with Legos. This instilled in him a fluid understanding of the relationship between the natural and built environments and a deep appreciation for tectonics, forces that shape his approach to designing with contextual sensitivity and attention to detail. Gustavo believes that good design should improve the quality of the environment, natural and manmade, and must have an emotional impact. It is not enough to see a building–one should experience it.