— PROFILE

Office

  • 6915 Red Road
  • Suite 204
  • Coral Gables, Fl 33143

Contact

  • 305. 333. 2943
  • studio1@cureandpenabad.com

Founded in 2001, Cure & Penabad aspires to create an architecture of place. The practice seeks to find beauty in differences and is drawn to what makes an environment unique. Inspiration is found in both the vernacular and the academic; in the ancient and the contemporary; in the commonplace and the extraordinary. As such the architectural output of the firm is eclectic, molded by the particular circumstances of each setting and client.

The portfolio of projects, both domestic and international, displays an intense commitment to the discipline of architecture, its material culture, and constructional conventions. The work challenges the double tyranny of program and diagram that have come to dominate the design process today; relying on a broader understanding of history and typology for a looser- and therefore more sustainable- fit between program and form. Projects are invested in building techniques that are culturally relevant as much as performative, searching to capitalize on the intelligence sedimented in building morphologies that have evolved over millennia to tackle the challenges of the environment and sustainability with the ultimate goal of creating new buildings and places of identity and wholeness.

The practice has won recognition, receiving numerous national awards, among them over ten American Institute of Architects design awards and a Silver Medal at the Miami Biennale.

Adib Cúre

Adib Cure is a founding principal of CURE & PENABAD. He received his Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Miami School of Architecture and his Masters of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University.

He, alongside Carie Penabad, lead the design team in developing projects ranging from small buildings to large urban design projects. Beyond his role as principal of the firm, he is a Professor in Practice at the University of Miami School of Architecture and has taught at a variety of institutions including the Boston Architectural Center and Northeastern University. In 2013, he was appointed the Louis I Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale University.

Carie Penabad

Carie Penabad is a founding principal of CURE & PENABAD. She received her Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Miami School of Architecture and her Masters of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University.

She, alongside Adib Cure, lead the design team in developing projects ranging from small buildings to large urban design projects. Beyond her role as principal of the firm, she is an Associate Professor and Director of the Bachelor of Architecture program at the University of Miami School of Architecture and has taught at a variety of institutions including the Boston Architectural Center and Northeastern University. In 2013, she was appointed the Louis I Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale University.

Catherine O’Sullivan

Catherine O’Sullivan is a senior designer at CURE & PENABAD.  She received her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami School of Architecture.

She, under the tutelage of Carie Penabad and Adib Cure and in collaboration with the design team, develops projects ranging from small buildings to large urban design projects. Beyond her role as senior designer, she is the co-founder and designer of Wee Rock Toy Co., a company offering a line of premium rocking toys into the burgeoning green toys market.  The company began from a desire to design a gift utilizing modern fabrication technologies, sustainable materials, and assembly without tools, glue or hardware.  For more information visit www.weerocktoyco.com

Carlos Berrios (AIA)

Received his degree in architecture from The City College of the City University of New York (CCNY). Prior to joining Cure & Penabad he was architect and project engineer at Morrison Knudson Corporation where he worked on large scale architectural and urban design projects inclusing the General Motors Assembly plant in Silao, Mexico, Cerrejon Mining Town Project in Colombia and King Khalid Military City project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Prior to this experience he worked in the office of Paul Rudolph. He is a registered architect and Certified General Contractor in the State of Florida.