B.Arch, University of Miami






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Jorge Pernas

Technical Director

Jorge Pernas joins MKDA with over 25 years of technical experience in Architecture, Interior Design and Urban Design. He oversees firm-wide implementation of REVIT/BIM. In addition, he manages the day-to-day technical operations and oversees the quality control of all the construction documents produced within the Miami studio.

Prior to joining MKDA, Mr. Pernas led his own firm, Cube Squared Architecture + Design, where he specialized in commercial and residential architecture and interior design. Before that, he was a Senior Project Architect and Associate at Perkins + Will and a Project Architect at Harvard Jolly Architecture, one of Florida’s largest architecture and interior design firms. He has also worked at Arquitectonica International, Bob Weiss Design Island Associates and OBM International.

Jorge has broad experience in both the public and private sectors. His public sector work includes Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Planning and Developments of Regional Impact (DRI) assignments for the Miami Intermodal Center, Metropolitan Development & Housing Agency (MDHA) and Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT),  Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX), as well as numerous libraries, police stations and museums. In the residential, hospitality, retail, commercial, entertainment, healthcare and education sectors, his Architecture and Interior Design work includes assignments for premium brands such as Disney, Sony, Fox Studios, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Albertsons and notable buildings including the Burnham Institute for Medical Research, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University in Saudi Arabia, and a 15-story office tower in Miami.

Additionally, he’s spent 13 years as an Adjunct and Full-Time Professor of Interior Design at the Miami International University of Art and Design, where he teaches various technical courses that include Interior Design Codes and Regulations, Building and Mechanical Systems, Fundamental Construction Documents, Professional Practice, Digital Modeling, Commercial Design Studios, Residential Design Studios, Environmental and Sustainable Design, AutoCAD, Furniture Design and Advanced Construction Documents.

Jorge graduated with honors from University of Miami School of Architecture with a Bachelor of Architecture and an Art History minor. During that time, he participated in the school’s European Architecture Study Abroad Program. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and has his national NCARB certification.