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Courtesy of Rodrigo Bollat Montenegro

Rodrigo Bollat Montenegro is the founding principal at RBM Architecture & Design, a firm that focuses on custom residential design, community urban planning, and the continuing adaptation of traditional values in architecture and urbanism in our modern world. His current work ranges from new residences in Guatemala and Costa Rica and custom office designs, to the revitalization of a historic farm. Following his undergraduate studies in architecture at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala, Rodrigo graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a master’s degree in classical architecture and urban design. Subsequently, he obtained an MBA from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He is the 2022 recipient of the Award for Emerging Excellence in the Classical Tradition, collaboratively awarded by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art in New York City, The Prince of Wales’ Foundation in the United Kingdom, and the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU), an organization present in more than 100 countries. Rodrigo is a licensed architect in the state of New York and in his native Guatemala, where his practice is based. He is a Fellow at the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art where he serves in various committees and is a recurring instructor. Since 2022, Rodrigo is a part of the White House Historical Association’s Next-Gen Leaders Cohort, and a member of the New Urban Guild.