Florin O. Popa, AIA



FLORIN HAS OVER 23 YEARS experience in the architectural and construction industry, and has gained expertise in the following areas:  information management, LEED Design, project and cost control, program analysis, facility assessment, asset inventory documentation, program management, design charrette facilitation, and construction management related services on a wide variety of project types for both public institutions and private organizations.

As Chief Executive Officer of pbGROUP, LLC, he is responsible for setting the firm’s strategy, developing and managing senior staff, setting the culture of the company, and overseeing the capital allocation.  He leads the firm’s efforts associated with all aspects of Building Information Modeling & Management and IPD Facilitation.  His focus is on the rapid advancement of technology and its integration into the life-cycle BIM process and facilitation.  Additionally, Florin contributes and focuses on a superior level of detail, accuracy, and quality for each and every one of the firm’s clients, and with this instills assurance and confidence that each project will be a success.

Over his professional career in the design and construction industry, he has completed significant projects and programs for Higher Education Systems, K-12 School Districts, Retail / Commercial (Corporate) Clients, Judicial Systems, Financial Institutions, Religious Facilities, High-End Custom Homes, the Federal Government, as well as County and City Governments.  Florin’s experience includes projects ranging in size from 1,500 SF to 450,000 SF located throughout the State of Texas and across the United States.

Florin is a licensed architect, with vast experience incorporating innovative sustainable design concepts and energy efficiency in the designs and projects he has managed and directed.  Some of his past clients include:  Nueces County, El Paso County, Kendall County, Harris County, Bexar County, Calhoun County, the City of Corpus Christi, the City of San Antonio, City of Laredo, Alamo Colleges, San Antonio ISD, Northside ISD, North East ISD, Southwest ISD, Boerne ISD, Bandera ISD, Schertz Cibolo Universal City ISD, Comal ISD, Harlendale ISD, Somerset ISD, Floresville ISD, Luby’s Restaurants, Hard Times Café, Walmart, Circuit City, NTB, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, and various other Federal Agencies.

He received his Bachelor of Architecture, with an emphasis in Design, from Texas Tech University in 1990. Florin is a member of the American Institute of Architects and serves as a chairman/member on the AIA San Antonio BIM/IPD round-table Committee.  He is active in the Society of American Military Engineers.  Florin is also a member of the Association of General Contractors (AGC) and the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) and has frequently participated in various local school Career Day events to discuss the design and construction industries with interested students of all ages.