List of Puerto Rican architects

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This is a list of notable Puerto Rican architects. This list includes people, both Puerto Rican and foreign, whose work has made a significant contribution to Puerto Rican architecture, even if the person does not have an article yet, in alphabetical order by surname.

List of notable Puerto Rican architects[edit]

Abruña, Fernando, FAIA (1952, San Juan, PR)
"Fellow of the American Institute of Architects,(2005),Recipient of the Henry Klumb Award (2010).
Founder (2005) and first President (2005–07) of the US Green Building Council, Caribbean Chapter.
Important works include The Absent House, Vega Alta, PR (1999), Culebra Eco-School (2006)
Publications include FRESCO GRATIS (1980),[1] ¡CASAS! (1988)[2] A OJO DE BUEN CUBERO (1994).[3] LA CASA AUSENTE (2005)[4]

Pontón, Antonio (1953, San Juan, PR)
Important works include Centro de Bellas Artes, (Naranjito, PR), Paseo de las Artes (Caguas, PR), Plaza Arístide Moll Boscana, (Adjuntas,PR), Polideportivo, (Adjuntas,PR), Sports Complex - University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus (Rio Piedras, PR), Guillermo Angulo Coliseum, (Carolina, PR).

Amaral, Jesús Eduardo, FAIA (1927, Humacao, PR)
Founder (1966) and first Director (1966–69) of the School of Architecture-University of Puerto Rico.
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Recipient of the Henry Klumb Award 1985.
Important works include Hotel Delicias, San Juan, PR (1960), Condominio Universitario, Condominio Costa Azul, Colegio Regional de Humacao.

Benítez Rexach, Félix
Important works include the Normandie Hotel[5]

Bertoli Calderoni, Juan
Important works include Teatro La Perla, Ponce, PR (1864), Casa Serralles, Ponce, PR, Museo de la Musica Puertorriqueña, Ponce, PR.

Cardona, Segundo, FAIA (1950, San Juan, PR)[6][7]
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Recipient of the Henry Klumb Award 1992.

Carmoega, Rafael (1894–1968)
Important works include the School of Tropical Medicine (Escuela de Medicina Tropical) San Juan, PR (1924), Mercado de las Carnes, Ponce, PR (1926), Capitolio de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR (1929).

De Castro y Besosa, Pedro (1895–1936)[8]
Important works include Castillo Serrallés, Ponce, PR (1930), Casa de España, San Juan, PR (1932), Villa Caparra, San Juan, PR (1929), Cuadrangulo UPR, San Juan, PR (1935).

Domenech, Manuel V. (Ponce, PR)
Important works include Rosaly-Batiz House, Ponce, PR (1897), Armstrong-Poventud Residence, Ponce, PR (1899), and Casa Paoli, Ponce, PR (1907 intervention).

Frade, Ramon, (1875–1954, Cayey, PR)

Marvel, Thomas, FAIA (1935, Newburgh, NY, USA)
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Recipient of the Henry Klumb Award 1990.
Important works include Convento Las Carmelitas, Trujillo Alto, PR, Alcaldía de Bayamón, Casa Marvel I, San Juan, PR (1965), and Casa Marvel II, San Juan, PR (1976). [Crespo, Rafael. Thomas S. Marvel: Architecto/Architect. Colegio de Arquitectos y Arquitectos Paisajistas de Puerto Rico, 2005]


Publications include La arquitectura de templos parroquiales de Puerto Rico (with Maria Luisa Moreno (1984)[9] and Marvel, Thomas S., Antonin Nechodoma: Architect, 1877-1928: The Prairie School in the Caribbean (1994).[10]

Méndez, Pedro (1902–1990)[11]
Important works include Edificio Miami, San Juan, PR (1936), Escuela Aguayo Aldea, Caguas, PR (1939), Plaza del Mercado de Ponce, Ponce, PR.

Mignucci, Andrés, FAIA (1957, Ponce, PR).
Henry Klumb Award
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects
Publications include Conversations with Form: A Workbook for Students of Architecture (Routledge, 2014), Arquitectura Contemporanea en Puerto Rico 1976-1992 (1992, 2011).[12] and [Con]textos: el Parque Muñoz Rivera y el Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico (2012).[13]

Nechodoma, Antonin (1887, Prague - 1928, San Juan)[14][15]
Important works include Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Ponce, PR (1907), Casa Korber, San Juan, PR (1917), Casa Roig, Humacao, PR (1921), Mansion Georgetti, San Juan, PR (1923), Banco de Nova Scotia, San Juan, PR (1924).

Pérez-Chanis, Efrain (1920–2005)
Recipient of the Henry Klumb Award 1992
Founder and Director of the architectural magazine URBE.[16][full citation needed]
Publications include Crónicas en un Tiempo de Arte (2003).[17]

Porrata Doria, Francisco (Ponce, PR)
Important works include Banco Credito y Ahorro Ponceño, Ponce, PR (1924), Banco de Ponce, Ponce, PR (1924), Castillo Mario Mercado, Guayanilla, PR (1930), Teatro Fox Delicias, Ponce, PR (1931).

Rigau, Jorge FAIA (1953, Arecibo, Puerto Rico)
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Recipient of the Henry Klumb Award 2006
Founder (1995) and First Dean of The New School of Architecture-Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (1995–2006)
Publications include Puerto Rico 1900, Turn of the Century Architecture in the Hispanic Caribbean 1890-1930 (1992),[18] and Havana (with Nancy Stout) (1994).[19]

Vivoni Farage, Enrique (1949, San Juan, PR)
Director, Archivos de Arquitectura y Construcción Universidad de Puerto Rico (AACUPR)
Publications include Antonin Nechodoma: umbral para una nueva arquitectura caribeña (1989),[20] Pedro Mendez Mercado en su Tiempo (1999),[11] Pedro de Castro y Besosa: Alarife de Sueños. (1999),[8] Klumb: An Architecture of Social Concern (2007)[21]

Wiechers, Alfredo (1881, Ponce; 1964, Barcelona)
Important works include Casa Villaronga, Ponce, PR (1911), Casa Serrallés, Ponce, PR (1911), Casa Oppenheimer, Ponce, PR (1913).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abruna, Fernando, Fresco Gratis, Future Conceptions Workshop, 1980
  2. ^ Abruna, Fernando, ¡CASAS!, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, 1988
  3. ^ A Ojo de Buen Cubero, Editorial A...Z/0...9, Instituto Puertorriqueño de Estudios y Creacion IPEC, 1994
  4. ^ La Casa Ausente, Instituto IPEC, 2005
  5. ^ Official Normandie Hotel website
  6. ^ Sierra Cardona y Ferrer, Arquigrafías, AAA Editores, 2005.
  7. ^ Segundo Cardona, Arquitecto, 2009.
  8. ^ a b Vivoni, Enrique. Pedro de Castro y Besosa: Alarife de Sueños. Archivos de Arquitectura y Construccion, 1999.
  9. ^ Marvel, Thomas & Moreno, Maria Luisa, La arquitectura de templos parroquiales de Puerto Rico, Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1984,
  10. ^ Antonin Nechodoma: Architect, 1877-1928: The Prairie School in the Caribbean, University Press of Florida, 1994
  11. ^ a b Vivoni, Enrique. Pedro Mendez Mercado en su Tiempo. Archivos de Arquitectura y Construccion.
  12. ^ Mignucci, Andrés, Arquitectura Contemporanea en Puerto Rico 1976-1992. American Institute of Architects Capítulo de Puerto Rico, 1992.
  13. ^ Mignucci, Andrés, [Con]textos: el Parque Muñoz Rivera y el Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico. Rama Judicial de Puerto Rico, 2012.
  14. ^ Marvel, Thomas S., Antonin Nechodoma: Architect, 1877-1928: The Prairie School in the Caribbean. University Press of Florida, 1994.
  15. ^ Vivoni, Enrique, Antonin Nechodoma: umbral para una nueva arquitectura caribeña. Archivos de Arquitectura y Construccion, 1989.
  16. ^ URBE. Magazine of Puerto Rican Architecture and Arts, 1962-1973
  17. ^ Pérez-Chanis, Efrain, Crónicas en un Tiempo de Arte, Editorial Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, 2003
  18. ^ Rigau, Jorge. Puerto Rico 1900, Turn of the Century Architecture in the Hispanic Caribbean 1890-1930. Rizzoli, 1992.
  19. ^ Rigau, Jorge and Stout, Nancy. Havana. Rizzoli, 1994.
  20. ^ Vivoni, Enrique. Antonin Nechodoma: umbral para una nueva arquitectura caribeña. Archivos de Arquitectura y Construccion, 1989.
  21. ^ Vivoni, Enrique. Klumb: An Architecture of Social Concern. Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico. 2007.