Originally from Chicago’s northside neighborhood of Rogers Park, Cesar earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology before moving to New York City. During his 15 years in NYC, Cesar advanced his architecture knowledge base at several of the city’s most prestigious firms. After almost two decades on the East Coast, Cesar and his family decided to move back to their home state of Illinois. Cesar then joined the Myefski Architects team in Chicago, excited to contribute his world-class expertise.
Cesar’s enthusiasm for design is encouraged by the diversity of architecture, restaurants, and people found within the boroughs of NYC – the contemporary high-rises in Manhattan, the “Old World” brownstones in Brooklyn, the crowded sidewalks in The Village, the serenity of Central Park, and the high-end restaurants next door to family-owned ethnic eateries. Among this wide variety, Cesar’s favorite architectural style involves projects of “hand-crafted” quality – he’s particularly impressed by The American Folk Museum, a landmark designed and constructed with an innovative use of materials.
As a LEED-certified architect, Cesar has contributed to a vast assortment of significant projects, most notable being the Columbia College Chicago School of Cinema Art & Science (winner of an IIDA Red Award), the Philip House Condominium in the Upper East Side of New York City, the Superior Ink Condominium in the West Village in NYC, and the Devonshire House in the Greenwich Village of NYC.
Aside from architectural pursuits, Cesar enjoys spending his free time running 5k races and hanging out with his 2- and 7-year old children.