Dean Francisco Javier Rodriguez and Professor Sotirios Kotoulas are organizing the symposium The Education of an Architect Hedjuk and Cooper Union forty years later, to be held on May 2011 at the School of Architecture.
Professor Elio Martinez Joffre, director of Taller Comunitario, and architect Fernando Pla are developing together with Omega Engineer AIA vice president Jaime Sobrino and a selected group of students the Ricky Martin Foundation project.
Professor Manuel Bermudez is conducting a joint design studio at the Pedro Enrique Urena University in the Dominican Republic. This joint effort will result in an exhibition on the cities in the Caribbean and will include design studio projects already developed in Havana, New Orleans, and Cartagena.
Professors Anna Georas and Manuel Bermudez coordinated the Monserrate Studio together with architect Winka Dubbeldam and Ferda Kolatan from University of Pennsylvania and architect Julio Salcedo from the City College of New York. The community based urban project was sponsored by Interlink.
Dean Francisco Javier Rodriguez and Prof. Darwin Marrero recently published the book Arquitectura Contemporanea en Puerto Rico 1993-2010
Prof. Jorge Lizardi organized the symposium Vivir y pensar la comunidad moderna, historias y memorias de la vivienda social, which will result into a publication on the development of social housing in the 20th century.
Prof. Lilliana Ramos Collado was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in order to develop a Masters Program on the History of art in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean at the Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe.
Professors Jorge Ramirez Buxeda, Manuel Bermudez, Pedro Cardona, Darwin Marrero, Francisco Rodriguez, Carlos Garcia, and Universidad Politecnica professor Ivonne Marcial conducted the design charrette Ciudades del Futuro (Cities of the Future) wich took place at the Colegio de Arquitectos y Arquitectos Paisajistas de Puerto Rico. The project was a collaboration between University of Puerto Rico, Universidad Politecnica, and the Colegio de Arquitectos.
For the fourth consecutive year the School of Architecture will participate in the Stanford Studio project under the leadership and coordination of professor Humberto Cavallin.
Professors Javier Isado and Edgardo Arroyo will be developing the Solar Decathlon together with the Elisava School of Architecture in Barcelona.
Professors Carlos Garcia and Carlos Perez are finalists in the GET Competition sponsored by the Galeria Nacional/Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena.
Dean Francisco Javier Rodriguez presented the lecture Three Short Stories without an ending at Tulane University. The lecture focused on the architectural context in Puerto Rico.
Professor Javier Isado was part of the symposium on digital narratives in the Dominican Republic. The conference was organized by Unibe’s professor Marcos Barinas and will result into a publication.
Professors Crisitna Algaze and Brenda Martinez are conducting the LEED sustainability studio at the School of Architecture.