Submitted by Svigals + Partners
Omarys C. Vasquez, AIA, LEED-AP, associate at Svigals + Partners, is a licensed architect in Connecticut. Born of migrant parents looking for the American dream, she was raised for most of her life in a public housing development in New York City. Attributable to her humble beginnings, she brings motivation, passion, and empathy in everything that she touches and with all whom she collaborates with. Omarys assures that her client’s design intent is carried throughout the project and her passionate nature allows for fluid collaboration between client, consultants and construction management, with the ultimate goal to inspire, enliven and enrich the human experience.
With over 14 years of experience, Omarys has been associated with a wide range of projects from schematic design through construction administration including those in the healthcare, academic, hospitality, commercial, institutional, multi-family, and transportation sector. The first ever built project that she partook on – the African Burial Ground Memorial National Monument, under architect Rodney Leon, AIA – activated her desire to impact the community through design that encapsulates the history of a people.
Her passion further extends beyond the built environment, helping to set the stage for equity, inclusion and diversity in the architectural profession. As a member of the AIA-Connecticut Women in Architecture Committee and as co-founder of the soon-to-be-formed first Connecticut state chapter for the National Organization of Minority Architects, she aims to advocate, provide mentorship, and engage in early educational outreach so that the architectural profession can embody more of the communities that we serve.