February 10, 2022

Lorena Alvarez Appointed to LA.IDEA AIA|DC Board of Directors

Congratulations to AFG Construction Manager, Lorena Alvarez, for her appointment to the Latin American Interior Designers, Engineers, and Architects DC Chapter (LA.IDEA AIA|DC) Board of Directors as the Education Advisor. In this role, she will drive programming initiatives that further the mission of LA.IDEA.

Prior to serving as the Education Advisor, Lorena (pictured third from left) held the position of Community Outreach Chair for three years. LA.IDEA is the leading collective of Latin American design professionals in the Washington, DC area that creates opportunities for interaction among members, fostering professional development, and engaging the community.

Born and raised in Guatemala City, Lorena received her bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of San Carlos and a Master’s in Natural Resource Management from Rafael Landivar University. Most of her professional experience has been in different countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This work includes the development of emergency infrastructure, design of school buildings, construction management, and more recently the design, evaluation, and monitoring of health facilities. She moved to the DC area in 2013 and joined LA.IDEA in 2016 while working on the development plan for a new co-working space serving the construction guild.

Currently, Lorena is supporting AFG’s Construction Quality Management and Commissioning Contract at the National Institutes of Health Bethesda Maryland Campus as an Inspector.

About AFG Group, Inc.

AFG Group, Inc. is a woman-­owned firm focused on multi-­disciplined program, construction, and relocation management, with a national portfolio of work in healthcare, laboratories, courthouses, educational facilities, and government buildings. With 30 years of business acumen, AFG has earned a reputation for providing strong expertise, responsiveness, and project execution that helps owners navigate through complex design, procurement, construction, and activation processes.