Juan Carlos Gallisá Becerra

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

ARQU 5995 – Urban Agriculture

Educational Credentials:

(1987) Master’s Degree in Architecture, School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.

(1985) Bachelor’s Degree of Environmental Design, School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.

Teaching Experience:

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

(2021-2022) Professor. School of Architecture, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.

(2009-2015) Professor Environmental School, Metropolitan University, Puerto Rico.

(2004-2008) Professor Continued Education and Professional Studies Division, University of Puerto Rico.

Professional Experience:

(2020-2022) Design Department Director. ROV Engineering services PSC, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.

(2015-2021) Director of Municipality of San Juan Permits Office. Municipio Autónomo de San Juan, Puerto Rico.

(2013-2015) Director of Development Programs and Land Use Office. Administración de Terrenos de Puerto Rico. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

(1999-2013) CSA Architects & Engineers, San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Licensed architect in Puerto Rico No. 11745 / LEED AP

Selected Publications and Recent Research:

(2020) Publication awarded by Biennale CAAPPR 2020, “AGRO-URBAN REHABILITATION OF THE CITY”: How to incorporate agriculture into cities to improve our sustainability.

(2015) “Do we have Urban Mobility or Suburban Immobility?”. Crossroads Magazine. Metropolitan University.

(2010) “Glossary of Gray Environment and Green Architecture” and Dossier “Recommendations for a Land Use Plan” in the Environment Magazine Articles

(2011-2021) “Sustainable Cities” and “Ecological Urban Agriculture for Cities + Sustainable” in Corriente Verde Magazine.

(2008) “Towards Intelligent Development, 10 Principles and 100 Strategies for Puerto Rico” Conclusion.

(2006) “Charrette Green Infrastructure and Our Cities” in Green Infrastructure and Our Parks.

(1992) Publication of the project awarded by the AIA in the book Contemporary Architecture in Puerto Rico 1976-1992.

Recent Creative Work:


Convention Center District, Cemex Works Award

Villa El Vedado, AIA Unbuilt Work Awards

Residencias: Hacienda San José, Finca Barrancas, Las Casuarinas, Finca Elena

Oficinas Sol 208

Escuela Aguada / Escuela Macana

Adición a Hospital San Jorge

Centro de Diagnóstico y Tratamiento Las Marías

Centro Sor Isolina Ferré

Professional Memberships:

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

U.S. Green Building Council

Link to CV or portfolio: https://pr.linkedin.com/in/juan-gallisa-97154413