Cristina Algaze Beato

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

ARQU 6514 – Technology IV: Energy Systems

Educational Credentials:

(2005) Master’s Degree in Bioclimatic Architecture and Environmental Studies. Superior Technical School of Architecture, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain.

(2002) Master’s Degree in Architecture. College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, Virginia.

(1998) Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design. School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.

Teaching Experience:

(2006-Present) Professor. School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.

(2019) Advisory Board Member for NSF-RISE-UP. University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.

(2010-2012) Professor. School of Fine Arts of Puerto Rico. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

(2010-2011) Professor. Catholic University of Puerto Rico. Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Professional Experience:

(2022) Advisory Group Member for Puerto Rico Energy System Recovery and Resilience Project. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity (OE) and six National Laboratories.

(2015-Present) Senior Architect. RMA Architects, PSC. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

(2007-Present) Principal and Senior Architect. MASS: Martínez + Algaze Sustainability Studio, LLC. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

(2014-2015) Senior Architect. DDD Architecture, PSC. Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.

(2012-2015) Senior Environmental Compliance Technician, AG Environmental, PSC. San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Licensed architect in Puerto Rico No. 19826


Selected Publications and Recent Research:

(2020) Participation in the development of “Guías para la inversión filantrópica para Vivienda” and “Guias para una Recuperación Justa” by Filantropía Puerto Rico.

(2020) Conference Webinar. The safety gap created by an unaffordable design and construction industry. In collaboration with Rebeca Vicéns. Filantropía Puerto Rico.

(2018) Conference Energy Efficiency Strategies for Buildings. Resilient Infrastructure in Puerto Rico: Public Buildings Sector’s Solution Team FEMA.

(2016) Habitat for Humanity. Speaker at community outreach program. Benefits in Residential Water Efficiency.

(2015) La Ciudad como la Solución. Revista Corriente Verde.

(2012) “Sustainability for a new architectural form” Ocean Drive Magazine.

(2010) “Waste to Energy Technologies for Puerto Rico, Good or Bad?”. ENTORNO Architectural Journal of the CAAPPR.

Recent Creative Work:

Public Policy development for the CAAPPR:

(2018) El Reciclaje en la industria de la Construcción. (2018) Los diseños de viviendas tipo Casa Modelo, el PVC y la construcción y reconstrucción de viviendas a raíz del Huracán María.

(2018) Revitalización de áreas construidas: fundamento para la sostenibilidad a través del desarrollo de la vivienda en Puerto Rico.
SEEDs for Schools (School Energy and Environmental Delegates) curriculum development for the USGBC U.S. Caribbean Chapter

Professional Memberships:

College of Architects and Landscape Architects of Puerto Rico (CAAPPR): (2018; 2021 – present)

Director of the Sustainability and Environmental Issues Committee of the CAAPPR. (2019 – present)

Member of the Community Outreach Committee of the CAAPPR. (2018 – 2019) Member of the Board of

Directors. Director of the Technical & Professional Committee.

U.S. Green Building Council:

(2009 – 2013) U.S. Green Building Council – U.S. Caribbean Chapter

(2010 – 2011) President of the Board of Directors

(2009 – 2013) Member of the Board of Directors

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