Mr. Martinez is a Project Manager and Senior Associate at Studio 16:19. Bart is a designer and urban planner, and has over twenty-four years of experience in the profession. He is the latest addition to the Studio16:19 team, and his past project experience combines master-planning, architecture, and illustrative rendering graphics to gather informed consent from the client and public interest being represented. His broad experience includes public open space design and planning, as well as regional master planning. His passion for design and site-planning has led him to use a wide range of skill-sets to create high quality, thoughtful, outside-the-box, inspirational environments from urban to natural settings. His background in architecture provides a unique platform for his work within the landscape design and planning realm as he is able to problem solve through space planning and constructibility issues, as well as consider creature comforts within exterior designs. Each space he impacts leaves lasting benefits on the environments and the people that use them. Mr. Martinez is also working towards securing licensure as a certified planner (AICP) through the American Planning Association.
- BA Architecture, Texas Tech University- 1994
- BFA Architectural Design, University of Texas at San Antonio -1993
Years of Experience: 24
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
French Vanilla. I like it simple!
What did you want to be when you were little?
Famous Artist; It’s not leaving something for people but leaving something ‘in’ people. When it touches someone and adds value in their life, that lives on forever. Same can be said with sketches…there is emotion behind the ink.
If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
Paris. It is so rich in history.
If you could get anything for free for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Bananas!…There’s a saying: It’s the simple things in life that are most extraordinary and only the wise can see them.
If you could be talented at anything instantly what would you choose?
Golf. After years of playing I’ve learned there’s more “to it” than chasing a little stupid ball.
Do you have a favorite quote?
Frank Lloyd Wright: “Talent is good. Practice is better. Passion is best.” If you are passionate, the two others will follow suit. You have to love what you do OR it’s just work!