Community engagement

It is at the core of luis vidal + architects’ ethos to create prospects for education and mentorship in the local communities with whom we engage.

With a firm belief in the transformative power of community engagement and social action, we have dedicated ourselves to several initiatives aimed at creating opportunities for underprivileged individuals coming from a wide variety of backgrounds. Via scholarships, paid internships, and the provision of essential educational materials, we have been enabling diverse voices to pursue their dreams and unlock their full potential.

We have an extensive Internship program and a Mentor-Protégé program where we approach schools and universities, as well as other community organizations, to offer opportunities for students and young professionals. Through robust partnerships, we not only have been granting financial and educational resources to students but also facilitate seamless transitions into higher education, ensuring that they have access to world-class learning environments.

Some of our interns come from prestigious colleges, such as Iberoamerican University (UNIBE) in Santo Domingo, London Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture, Alcalá University, Bauhaus University in Weimar, Politécnica University of Madrid, CEU San Pablo University, Carlos III University, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, and Technical University of Munich, among others. 

We provide openings for working at our offices in different countries -the Dominican Republic, Spain, Chile, the United States and beyond, acquiring an international experience, allowing the members of our team, of different disciplines, to acquire an international experience.

Our thorough outreach effort and social advocacy led us to design and construct facilities for afterschool programs in a high-risk area, providing a safe and inspiring environment for children and teenagers. These initiatives not only keep them off the streets but also offers them a place to learn, grow, and develop essential life skills.

We also dedicate part of our team’s working hours to pro bono services to support specific NGOs, supplying contributions to these organizations.

Through our collective efforts, at luis vidal + architects we are building a long-lasting legacy that is both visionary and inclusive, where architectural innovation and community engagement have no limits.