Integra to take green architecture to next level from new U.S. hub in Charlotte

Published Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:20 pm

Integra Architecture has announced the opening of its U.S. headquarters in Charlotte, where the firm will be spearheading a leading-edge approach to sustainable design solutions called DeepGreen.

Founded in 2000 in San Juan, Puerto Rico as Integra Design Group, and with more than $800 million in projects under its belt across 800-plus projects in the Caribbean region, Integra’s founders decided to bring their unique value proposition to the states, and selected Charlotte after an extensive review of competing cities.

“Charlotte is not just one of the fastest-growing cities in North America, which itself assures plentiful local growth opportunities, but we fell in love with the contagious optimism in the region, the amazing business climate, and the interest we’ve seen in becoming one of the country’s new centers of sustainable design and green infrastructure,” said co-founder and Managing Member Richard Cuebas, who leads Integra’s growth from HQ Charlotte at Packard Place in Uptown.

The firm, which employs 25 in its San Juan and Santo Domingo offices, expects to employ dozens of architects, engineers and other team members in its Charlotte hub, in addition to creating indirect jobs across the city’s contractor community as it lands projects in the Queen City, throughout the Carolinas and across the country.

“We’re excited to welcome Integra Architecture to Charlotte,” said Bob Morgan, CEO and president of the Charlotte Chamber. “Sustainable practices are critical to the future success of our community.”

DeepGreen is a one-of-a-kind combination of sustainability-driven performance — big savings, higher valuation, enhanced branding and faster sales absorption — along with improved livability in buildings and neighborhoods, and greater property and human resilience in this age of extreme weather events and dizzying market transitions. The service deploys cutting-edge technology and education tools, the latter allowing a project’s stakeholders to be a bigger part of the solution.

For more information, visit or contact:

Richard Cuebas, AIA, NCARB, LEED-AP
Co-founder and Managing Member

Alex Díaz
Business Development

Eileen Cai
VP, Economic & Asian Development

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