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Lorenzo A. Rios, P.E.

Founding Principal

Mr. Rios led Advance Design  Consultants for 38 years in an effort to to realize a dream of creating an architectural and engineering firm that would do it better, with more imagination, drive and passion then any other team. In 1984, he founded Advance Design Consultants with the goal of developing a dynamic, diverse, multidisciplinary and multi-experienced team of technical experts and engineers that could interact directly with clients to gain an in-depth understanding of needs from the beginning, and work with clients throughout the project process to create innovative and inspiring designs that would change the way buildings function. He now serves as Founding Principal and continues to be active in the company in an advisory role

Mr. Rios now serves as Founding Principal and continues to be active in the company in an advisory role. Lorenzo holds a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering, a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering, and has over 40 years of multi-disciplinary engineering experience.  Mr. Rios has extensive experience overseeing, managing, and participating in every part of the design process. His experience also includes working extensively with HVAC systems, process piping, fire protection, plumbing, power distribution, motor control centers, boiler installation and replacement, tool installations, and programmable logic control. Mr. Rios is personally involved in mentoring the ADC team so they can effect changes in the way we think about designing for the built environment, the operational and construction cost savings, building efficiencies and create designs where overall sustainability are inherent.

California – M21000 – 1980
California – E10342 – 1979

M.S., Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
B.S., Electrical Engineering
University of Texas at Austin

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRE)
International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
International Facility Management Association- Silicon Valley (IFMASV)
Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE)
Rotary Club of Santa Clara

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