Elevating ARCHITECTURE in the Rio Grande Valley by promoting public awareness of the value of design

OFFICE

COLLECTIVELY, we create AUTHENTIC solutions for the BUILT ENVIRONMENT through ARCHITECTURE + PLANNING


ORANGE MADE is an award-winning architectural firm located in McAllen, Texas. Founded in 2013 by husband-and-wife duo, Erick Darbo Diaz and Carolina Civarolo, ORANGE MADE specializes in designing different types of buildings, including commercial, civic, educational, and residential. Additionally, the firm provides services for renovation and historical preservation, urban design and master planning, and feasibility studies.

ORANGE MADE is a team of enthusiastic designers who are deeply inspired by the influence of design. They work collaboratively with clients and the community to bring about positive change. The firm selects projects based on the potential for cooperation with clients, rather than just the type of construction. The client's ideas are crucial in inspiring their designs. As designers, they are aware that their role carries significant responsibility, as they are tasked with building both socially and physically.

ORANGE MADE recognizes that each project is unique regarding its program, context, budget, and schedule. This challenge provides an opportunity to question, understand, and evolve the design and construction processes to arrive at an innovative solution. The firm has gained experience in adapting to every client by working with a diversity of clients in multiple settings, each with unique design and construction standards.

You may be wondering ”why the name ORANGE MADE?”
In 2005, fresh out of architecture school, Erick and Carolina decided to build a house in central McAllen. Their objective was to better understand fundamental design + construction, and to introduce something unique to the area. The project is at the corner of Orange Avenue and serves as a symbol of their first collaboration and their purpose of elevating architecture in the Rio Grande Valley, so naturally the name MADE sense.

WORK

RENOVATION AND INTERIOR

URBAN DESIGN AND MASTER PLANNING

OUR TEAM

Carolina

Principal Architect

Erick

Principal Architect

Murad

Chief Development Officer

Eliazar

Production Team Leader

Pedro

Design Associate

Luis

Project Manager

Sergio

Design Associate

Aleena

Design Associate

Antonio

Design Associate

Melissa

Administration

Collaborators

Diseño, Inc, bcWORKSHOP, Art and Design Group, NOMA Studio, Origo Works, Andres Aceves, Diana Melissa Andrade, Hilario Anta, J. Thomas Ashley III, FAIA, Mariana Aviles, Laura Ayala, Juan Cantu, Alan Castillo, Adrian Diaz, Belen Diaz, Patrick Diaz, Sergio Elizondo, David Flores, Jazmin Francis, Alejandro Gonzalez, Kaila Gonzalez, Thomas Gospel, Joe Hinojosa, Luis Jasso, Vanessa Lopez, Aylenn Marquez, Isabel Matsuki, Cecia Muñoz, Shelby Parrish, Laura Ramos Leduc

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