Co-Owner, Design Director
While Arturo’s design career has spanned the nation and a multitude of projects, he’s always focused on educating clients and creating great spaces that reflect their vision. An architect by training, Arturo practiced for decades in commercial interior design in New York, Chicago, and Dallas where he focused on workplace design for Fortune 1,000 companies and organizations. Some of his notable achievements include designing headquarters for the American Medical Association, the Girl Scouts of America, and Mesirow Financial. He created the prototype for the United Airlines Club in Chicago and designed the Delta Sky Club in San Francisco.
Ready for a change of pace and scenery, he joined Marc Coan Designs in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2019 where he applied his talents and personal approach to Albuquerque kitchen and bath design projects. When Marc Coan retired in 2020, Arturo and his spouse purchased the Albuquerque custom cabinet and design company, and are busy expanding it under its new name, Bontina.
Arturo also actively supports his profession. He’s served as a Design Peer Reviewer for the U.S. General Service Administration’s Design Excellence Program and was on the Editorial Advisory Board for Contract Magazine. Bontina is a member of the New Mexico Chapter of the National Kitchen Bath Association.