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Architect

Walter Baldomero Martinez, Cuban architect. Registered architect, Florida; certified general contractor, Florida.

Background

Martinez, Walter Baldomero was born on September 21, 1937 in Havana, Cuba. Came to the United States, 1961. Son of Baldomero and Maria J. Amparo (Rodriguez) Martinez.

Education

Certified in civil construction, Arts and Craft Vocational School, Havana, 1957. Student, University Havana, 1960. Student, University Miami, 1964.

Certified fallout shelter analyst, University Miami, 1970.

Career

Job captain Tony Sherman Architect, Miami, Florida, 1961-1963. Project manager Ken Miller Architect, 1968-1969. Designer, project manager Russell-Melton & Associates, 1969-1970.

Head architectural department Sanders & Thomas, 1971-1972. Associate Russell-Wooster & Associate, 1973-1977. Principal Russell-Martinez & Holt, 1977-1984.

Principal, president The Russell Partnership, since 1985. Uniform building code inspector, since 1991. Inspector Southern Building Code Congress International Inc., since 1997.

Achievements

  • Registered architect, Florida. Certified general contractor, Florida.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to Construction magazine.

Membership

Board directors Biscayne Nature Center, Miami, 1982—1997. Vice chairman Latin Quarters Review Board, 1989—2002. Fellow American Institute of Architects (national chairman minority resources committee 1985, president Miami chapter 1982, Silver medal 1981, Hall of Fame award 2001).

Member National Association Cuban Architects (board directors Miami chapter 1986, Gold medal 1984), Florida Board Architects (chairman 1991), National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Florida Home Builders Association (Aurora award 1999), Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce (Hispanic affairs committee 1988-1993, chairman affordable housing committee 1989), National Architect Accrediting Board, Inc. (accreditation team member 1992-1995).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Boating, photography, travel.

Connections

Married Olga Justa Sardina, July 23, 1961. Children: Teresita Maria, Gabriel Jose.

father:
Baldomero Martinez

mother:
Maria J. Amparo (Rodriguez) Martinez

spouse:
Olga Justa Sardina

child:
Teresita Maria Martinez

child:
Gabriel Jose Martinez