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It is the Mission of 3Ci, its partners and associates, to develop and build environmentally sustainable homes offered to the consumer at an affordable price while changing the way the consumer and general public thinks of the home and how a home operates. We achieve our goals through constant research and incorporation of new designs and technologies that favorably impact the fabrication and operation of a building. Through our commitment to Conserve, Cooperate, Construct, we drastically reduce the amount of pollutants and reliance on fossil fuels that go into building and operating a traditional home. This equates into a healthier, happier consumer, the environment and the planet, for us and for generations to come.


We are committed to contributing to the health of the planet and its people by creating environmentally sound solutions in design, development and construction.

Managing Partners

The Blue Heron 3Ci Sanctuary at Cutler Bay

Beatriz Baldan

Developer - Managing Partner


Beatriz Baldan has been working in the building industry for the last 40 years. She is a dedicated, knowledgeable professional, who has mastered the interdisciplinary fields of architecture, development and construction. Her experience encompasses market rate housing, assisted living facilities, medical facilities, and affordable housing . Based primarily in New York City, Ms Baldan has worked nationally and internationally, including time with the United Nations developing housing in Uganda and other African nations. Beatrice was "green" when green was only a color. She is a visionary who foresaw the need to make energy conservation a platform- on a local and global level- and resolved to use her experience and expertise to develop and build Sanctuary at Cutler Bay. The concept and design for the community has recently been given the Platinum Award by The Builders Association of South Florida for the best Single Family house in Florida. 

George De Armas

Developer - Managing Partner


George De Armas has over 30 years of experience in the Building Industry. He is an experienced Project Executive with expertise in all aspects of development and construction, including large projects in New York City the tri-state area. .Throughout his career he has served as a liaison between owners, developers and the multiple agencies that govern a specific project. As his knowledge of the industry expanded, he became increasingly aware of the need to provide products that are environmentally sensitive, esthetically pleasing, and with a functionality that incorporates affordable luxury. Sanctuary at Cutler Bay is a vision enacted, a dream realized, and Mr. De Armas is committed to providing his clients with a home that not only reduces monthly utility expense, but provides each homeowner the satisfaction of being environmentally aware and involved. Mr De Armas is passionate about his clients, and will educate and inform them throughout the warranty period and beyond.

Team Members

The Blue Heron 3Ci Sanctuary at Cutler Bay

Jorgelina Sabez

Project Coordinator - Chief Officer of Operations

Jorgelina Sabez has been Managing Properties and Businesses of all types for over 16 years in NYC. Her studies include Sustainability in Construction and Design at the Schack Institute of Real Estate at New York University. Her experience includes assisting in the opening of the Hotel Gansevoort’s signature restaurant ONO, and structured room service for the 187 room boutique hotel. Her managing skills resulted in making the Hotel Gansevoort Room Service Department into one of the only profiting departments in NYC.
Jorgelina has been re-elected 5 times by her Co-op Board to be the President of her building in NYCs upper west side. The building has a yearly budget of $150,000. In the time that she was Co-op President the building went through? a series of major capital improvement renovations, from a roof garden to interior, mechanical and structural upgrades. With Jorgelina’s prior experience in business she was able to accomplish these projects without taking out any loans and still has a substantial savings in the buildings accounts.

Jorgelina has also been heavily involved in her community for several years.  Working closely with community leaders in her area to improve the quality of life for everyone on the Upper West Side. She believes Community and People are just as important as the bottom line.


Howard L. Goldstein

Appelrouth Farah & Co, P.A.

The firm was founded in 1985 by Stewart L. Appelrouth and Carlos M. Farah. The firm’s partners and professionals have experience in many areas of accounting and tax typically found only in national accounting firms. Appelrouth, Farah & Co. services the full spectrum of private and public sectors, business conditions, geographical locations and market conditions.


Kevin Regalado - Architect, AIA

KR Architecture & Planning, P.A.

Mr. Regalado has more than 20 years of experience in architectural design, master planning, preparation of construction documents, project management and construction administration. His experience includes the design of mixed-use projects, industrial facilities, educational facilities, office buildings, and aviation facilities, commercial and large-scale multi-family projects for both public and private clients.



Joaquín Pérez. P. E. – Principal, Director

Bolton, Pérez & Associates (BPA)

Mr. Perez has over 29 years of extensive experience in Transportation and Building related projects, including Airports, Mass Transit and Highway Bridges. Mr. Perez is a partner in Bolton, Perez & Associates (BPA) and is Director of Engineering. In this capacity he serves as Project Manager and Senior Structural Engineer responsible for the firm’s engineering projects.  Bolton, Perez & Associates is a certified DBE, HBE, and CBE firm with FDOT, Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. 



Tom David, P.A

Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph PL

Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, PL is a law firm based in Miami, Florida, serving both domestic and international business clientele. Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, PL was named as a “Top Law Firm” by South Florida Legal Guide in 2010, 2011 and 2012; and in 2008 – Recognized Practice Areas: Tax Litigation, Corporate Compliance. 



Rudy Vargas – Street Civil Engineering

VSN Engineering, Inc.

VSN Engineering, Inc. was funded in 1989. The company has twenty four years of experience in the design of residential, commercial, highways and industrial land development projects in Florida with over 20 major projects in Miami-Dade County.  The principals have thirty five years of experience in the areas of design, regulatory approvals, permitting and construction supervision. 



Juan Martinez & Associates, Inc.

Juan R. Martínez Carrasco

Born November 2, 1937 in Havana, Cuba
Juan studied architecture in the University of the Havana in 1956. In 1961, Juan matriculated at Miami Dade Junior College. He then transferred to the University of Miami and graduated as a Land Surveyor by 1964.  In 1967, he became the first Cuban registered in the State of the Florida as Land Surveyor. He worked in his profession for 12 years in the company E.R. Brownell and Associates. In 1973 founded the company John R. Martinez and Associates that provides services of Engineering and Land Development. In all these years, he has worked on more than 1500 subdivisions in Miami-Dade County.



Geotechnical Engineers

Provider of professional and technical consulting and certification services with a 60 year history Serving of serving infrastructure, construction, real estate and environmental markets. Ranked 158 out of top 500 design firms and 81 out of top 100 construction management firms by ENR (Engineering News Record) NV5 provides our project with the Geotechnical engineering and construction materials engineering and testing.



Gisele Colbert, M.S., LEP

Smart Sciences Environmental Consultants

Ms. Colbert has more than 19 years of experience in managing and supervising technical projects and in leading interdisciplinary teams consisting of engineers, geologists, ecologists and other technical experts. Ms. Colbert has extensive experience in all types of environmental permitting in the State of Florida (including Environmental Resource Permits (ERPs), Local Wetlands Permitting, Coastal Construction Permitting, Water Use Permit (WUP), industrial wastewater, as well as practical applications of wetland ecology and surface and groundwater hydrology in the South and Central Florida ecosystems.




Lewis Zemanian

Bluestream Energy, LLC

Provide energy rating, modeling and audit services, taking bottom up approach to the energy profile of a building. Certified Energy Auditor. State of Florida class 1 rater and nationally certified RESNET HERS rater. State of Florida commercial rater; registered with EPA as Energy Star for new homes partner and complete training for present version 3.



RunBrook, LLC

Green Building, Sustainability, Compliance

Matt Zirkelbach is President of RunBrook, a consulting firm specializing in green building certification, energy tax incentives, sustainability, and environmental compliance. Matt is a LEED AP for Homes and a LEED for Homes Green Rater.  Matt also developed sustainability action plans for governments including the City of Ft. Lauderdale, Osceola County, and the Town of Palm Beach. Under Matt’s leadership, RunBrook has certified thousands of residential units through LEED, NGBS, and other rating systems, secured millions in energy tax incentives through EPA Act 179D and 45L.
RunBrook is a full service green building consulting firm and a Green Insight LEED for Homes Provider Partner for the Southeastern United States. We serve the multifamily and commercial building industry, and our team has certified thousands of units through LEED, the NGBS and other rating systems. But, you deserve more than a certification. Our true value lies in our unique process, focused on green building education, design team collaboration, value engineering, energy modeling, and green building construction management.



Food Scape Design, LLC

Thais Thiesen & Mario Yanez

Thais Thiesen is a professional designer and farmer who has been working to restore an ecological balance. She received her Permaculture Design Certificate in 1999 from Douglas Bullock. She studied Landscape Architecture at the University of Florida and is pursuing a Masters in Agro ecology at FIU researching sub-tropical perennial polyculture systems. Thais designed and lived in intentional communities in Pennsylvania, Hawaii and North Carolina where she practiced the art of intensive gardening, raising goats and chickens and harvest preservation. Her specialties include edible landscaping, perennial crops, and permaculture design. Mario Yanez is passionate about the possibility of growing a Life-sustaining culture here in the Greater Everglades, his home bioregion.
He is an ecologist, organic farmer, teacher and activist, sharing his vision of the necessary transition toward growing ecologically-sustainable and resilient human communities everywhere.


At Foodscape Designs, our mantra is Grow Food Everywhere! And we are continually asking the question: “Why not food?”
Our innovative approach creates beautiful human-scale places that are multi-functional and productive while addressing social, economic and ecological goals. We operate at the intersect of placemaking and food.
Since our launch we work with both public and private clients to develop projects in civic spaces, such as schools and museums, and parks; public spaces such as streetscapes, plazas, and other right-of-ways; as well as, businesses and residential projects. The landscapes we design are beautiful, productive, educational and regenerative. They provide an array of ecosystem services, such as urban canopy, wildlife habitat, clean air, water retention and drainage, and carbon sequestration.