Javy Alvarado

Architectural Designer

Hello, I’m Javier Alvarado. I was born and raised in Lorain, Ohio, as a second-generation citizen. My grandparents on my dad’s side came from Puerto Rico, and my mother’s side came from Italy. After high school, I enlisted in the U.S. Army with the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of 37F (Psychological Operations Specialist). I spent just one year serving as a reserve unit member before being released due to medical reasons. To this day, I appreciate everything I learned during that year, as it helped mold me into the person I needed to become.

I graduated from Kent State University with a BS in Architecture in 2023. I am only the second person within my family to have ever graduated from college. This has always been a goal of mine, as I grew up as the fourth of seven siblings, and our competitiveness runs deep due to our similar ages.

Outside of architecture, I grew up playing various sports with my older brothers, such as baseball, basketball, football, and even tried my hand at bowling for some time. I believe this is where my competitiveness started, as I always wanted to impress my parents by outperforming my older brothers despite being younger.

I joined Studio+ in September after moving to Florida from Ohio following my graduation to be a part of the team in Lakeland. I look forward to working with and getting to know everyone here.