FranciscoJ. Cruz is a Licensed Architect in the State of New York, and is based in the New York City area. Mr. Cruz received his Masters of Architecture from Parsons School of Design (2004) in New York, and his Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology (2001) in Boston. While at Parsons, Mr. Cruz
participated in the Design Build program, where he and eight other students
designed, fabricated, and built a 600 sq. ft. storage building in Brooklyn, New
York for the Grand Street Campus High School.
Former employers include Notaro Grupp Associates in Glen Head, NY, Kohn Pedersen Fox
Associates, and Kutnicki Bernstein Architects in New York City. Francisco’s experience ranges from suburban residential, commercial and community, to large scale urban developments. In 2012, Mr. Cruz returned to Kohn Pedersen
Fox Associates, where he has evolved as a team leader on a 675,000 square foot headquarters for Prudential Insurance Company in Newark, NJ, currently under construction.
In addition to working in large scale team environments, Francisco enjoys working
on a variety of small scale residential and commercial freelance projects.
Francisco has a proven track record in both design and technical execution of
the very large and small: including custom mill work design and fabrication,
carpentry and general construction. His experience in these aspects has helped
inform his design process in a holistic manner. Mr. Cruz believes that working
in a variety of scales as often as possible helps to enrich each project in a