Partner & VP, International Development
Octavio leads all activities related to establishing or expanding physical facilities in Mexico: site selection, planning, design and construction of complex projects such as call and data centers, tech centers, manufacturing plants, and pharmaceutical, engineering and chemical labs.
With expert client-facing and project-management skills, Octavio directs all project phases, including requirements definition, design, RFP development and review, construction, budgeting, and coordination of contractors, architectural, engineering and landscaping consultants, and government agencies. He also has an extensive background in architectural programming, building automation, networked applications and security.
Octavio founded and has led his own architectural firm, Viramontes Arquitectos, (Guadalajara, Jalisco) since 2005. He has simultaneously led Viramontes Real Estate since 2000. Previously, Octavio performed design and construction oversight roles with well-known architectural firms in Guadalajara.
Octavio holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente, School of Architecture, Guadalajara, Jalisco, MÃ©xico. He is a registered architect in the State of Jalisco, Mexico City and other states. He is also a certified Architectural Project and Construction Director and Urban Designer and Construction Director. Professional affiliations include the Colegio de Arquitectos y Urbanistas del Estado de Jalisco and the Colegio de Arquitectos del Estado de Jalisco.
Octavio is a native Spanish/fluent English speaker.