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Rodrigo Bollat Montenegro


Rodrigo Bollat Montenegro is the founding principal of RBM Architecture & Design, a firm that focuses on custom residential design, community urban planning, and the continuing adaptation of traditional values in architecture and urbanism in our modern world.

Rodrigo’s current work ranges from new residences in Guatemala and Costa Rica, and custom office designs, to revitalization of historic farms. His previous work experience includes custom private residences at Ferguson & Shamamian Architects in New York City, and new mixed-use neighborhoods while at Estudio Urbano in Guatemala.

Following his undergraduate studies in architecture at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala, Rodrigo graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a masters degree in classical architecture and urban design. He later obtained an MBA from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Rodrigo is the 2022 recipient of the Award for Emerging Excellence in the Classical Tradition, collaboratively awarded by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, The Prince’s Foundation, and INTBAU.

Rodrigo is a licensed architect in the state of New York and in his native Guatemala, where his practice is based. He is a Fellow at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art where he serves in various committees and is a recurring instructor, he is an adjunct visiting professor at the University of Notre Dame, and is a NextGen Leader at the White House Historical Association.