Bienvenido Pichardo

Courses Taught (in the last four semesters prior to current visit):

ARQU 5995 – Health, Safety and Welfare in the Built Environment

Educational Credentials:

(2006) Certificate in Environmental Regulations and Permits, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.

(1987) Master’s Degree in Architecture, Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Teaching Experience:

(2022-Present) Professor. School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.

(2015-Present) Lecturer about Codes and Regulations. CAAPPR & CIAPR. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Professional Experience:

(2000-Present) Principal. M-B Projects / PICHARDO Arquitectura. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

(1990-2000) Project Manager. Banco Popular of Puerto Rico. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

(1987-1990) Designer Architect. CODETEL- GTE. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


Licensed architect in Puerto Rico No.11983


Authorized Professional – Permit Management Office of Puerto Rico (OGPe)

Green Permit Inspector – Permit Management Office of Puerto Rico (OGPe)

Accredited Verifier – Home Innovation Research Labs (NGBS)

Selected Publications and Recent Research:

(2021) Green Permit of the Joint Regulation 2020 Conference, CAAPPR.

(2021) Fire Prevention Code in Existing Buildings, PR Existing Building Code, CAAPPR & CIAPR.

(2019-2021) Fire Prevention Code 2018, CAAPPR & CIAPR.

(2018-2021) Workshop on the Processing of Environmental Determinations for Construction Permits, CIAPR, CAAPPR.

(2017) 2009 International Fire Code Fundamentals, CAAPPR.

(2017) In-Force Fire Code and New Requirements, CIAPR.

(2015) Green Permit, what is it, Processes and Guides, CAAPPR.

Recent Creative Work:

(2021) Laundry Room Grade C, Baxter Healthcare Corp, Design & Construction Documents.

(2020) Alameda Towers NGBS Green Verifier

(2020) Casa Linda del Sur, Development NGBS Green Verifier

(2020) Casa Metropolitana 2 NGBS, Green Verifier

Professional Memberships:

College of Architects and Landscape Architects of Puerto Rico (CAAPPR)

U.S. Green Building Council