Antonio Fiol-Silva


Principal, Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Antonio is a leading Principal at Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC in Philadelphia, where that firm’s nationally recognized practice is based. His planning, urban design and architectural practice spans twenty-five years and has encompassed a broad range of cross-disciplinary experiences both in the public and the private sector, with particular emphasis on complex urban redevelopment and infrastructure projects, and the creation of public urban spaces. His recent high-profile projects include the South Capitol Area Plan for the Architect of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. and the Downtown Transit and Visitor Center and the Albemarle Couthouse Complex in downtown Charlottesville, VA.

Prior to re-joining WRT in 2000, Antonio served as Planning Director for the City of San Juan, Puerto Rico. As head of that City’s Urban Development Department he spearheaded an extensive program of capital improvement projects that were implemented in that city in the late 1990’s. Before that, he served as Director of Urban Planning and Design for Tren Urbano, San Juan’s new $2.1 billion transit system. Antonio has also worked in the city of Boston, where he had a eading role on Boston’s Central Artery Air Rights Plan – Boston 2000 – while working at the Boston Redevelopment Authority; and in the city of Barcelona, Spain, where he served as a Fulbright Scholar from 1992 to 1993.

His work in architecture and urban design has earned him several awards including three Gold Commonwealth Design Awards from the State of Pennsylvania, an Urban Design Award from Progressive Architecture Magazine, a national Urban Design Award from the American Institute of Architects, and a Charter Award from the Congress of the New Urbanism. Antonio is active in several professional organizations including the American Institute of Architects, the American Planning Association and the Urban Land Institute.

Antonio received his Master of Architecture in Urban Design degree from Harvard University in 1989. Antonio received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University. He has also taught at the University of Puerto Rico and at the Boston Architectural Center.