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Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in April 20th, 1968.


Obtains his Bachelor in Architecture degree from UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL PEDRO HENRIQUEZ URENA (UNPHU) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 1991 and then a Masters in Architecture degree from TULANE UNIVERSITY in New Orleans, LA, United States of America in 1992.

Son of retired founder of the firm, Rafa has led Selman  Arquitectos since 1992 as Principal / Managing Architect.  His works have been widely published and have received many accolades and awards.  As leader of the firm he has been involved in projects of all sorts and sizes, ranging from large Architectural projects in hospitality, commercial, residential and renovations, to Master Planning, Interior and Urban Design.  With a clear vision, Rafa has the particular ability of understanding the client’s need and translating them into exceptional design solutions.

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