Mario F. Ortega

Director of Design

Mario F. Ortega is a Senior Design Architect at BEA Architects with over 20 years of experience. During his professional practice, Mr. Ortega has been the project designer on international and domestic award-winning projects all over the world. He is an Endowed Teaching Chair Recipient and Tenured Professor at the Miami Dade College (MDC) School of Architecture.

Mr. Ortega’s accomplishments as an architectural professional and as a professor of architecture continue to be recognized by the American Institute of Architects Miami Chapter. He is the first and only MDC School of Architecture professor to be honored with the AIA Miami Chapter Education Leadership Award. A prolific writer, Mr. Ortega has also published over seven books of which he has received two awards from the AIA Miami Chapter on the subject of architecture. Mr. Ortega is also the recipient of the Col. Mitchell Wolfson, Sr. Endowed Teaching Chair.

Master of Science in Architecture Pedagogy
University of Florida

Master of Architecture
University of Florida

Bachelor of Design in Architecture
University of Florida

Professional Affiliations
MDC Board Representative of the AIA Miami Chapter

Committee Member for the AIA Miami Design Awards Gala Student Exhibitions

Miami Dade College Mitchell Wolfson
Endowed Teaching Chair Award

American Institute of Architects Miami Chapter
Excellence Design Award

AIA Miami Writing About Architecture Award
“Architecture Student Journal: A Gathering of Architecture Student Projects”

AIA Miami Writing about Architecture Award
“Miami Dade College Europe-Russia Architecture Study Abroad Program”

One of 15 Noteworthy Art Professions in Miami
The Art Career Project