Courses Taught (in the last four semesters prior to current visit):
ARQU 4311 – Technology I
ARQU 4312 – Technology II
ARQU 6512 – Technology II: Site Design, Materials and Construction Techniques
ARQU 6313 – Architectural Design I Thesis
ARQU 6314 – Architectural Design I Thesis
ARQU 4037 – Natural Ventilation
ARQU 6992 – Natural Lighting
(1985) Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University College of Architecture and Urban Studies.
(1981) Master’s Degree in Architecture, School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.
(1979) Bachelor’s Degree of Environmental Design, School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.
(1996-Present) Professor. School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.
(1991-1996) Associate Professor. School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.
(1986-1991) Assistant Professor. School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.
(1989-Present) Architect and Principal. Taller de Arquitectura Biotropical. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
(1986-1990) Architect and partner. O.J. Rivera Otero Arquitectos y Asociados.
(1981-1982) Architecture Consultant and Staff Member. Center for Energy and Environmental Research.
Licensed architect in Puerto Rico No.10709
Selected Publications and Recent Research:
(In progress) “The effect of tropical window casement, in natural ventilation of interior spaces with openings on opposite walls”, natural ventilation, solar protection and natural lighting in tropical architecture.
(2017) Conference submitted to the INTA (International Network of Tropical Architects). University of Gainesville, Florida. December 2017.
(2015) “In search of the tropicool: the LAAB an empirical research tool for design, test and analysis of scale models for tropical architecture”.
(1998) Enfoque biotropical para la arquitectura en Puerto Rico. (edited 2016) San Juan, Puerto Rico.
(1992) El túnel de viento: un paso hacia la arquitectura biotropical. Diálogo – Año 7, Número 51
(septiembre 1992) Patrimonio- Volumen 2, Número 1 (julio – septiembre 1991). San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Recent Creative Work:
Design and construction of Tropiesfera (LAAB) Biotropical Architecture Laboratory at the School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico.
(2012) Vocational School Dr. Heriberto Domenech. Public Buildings Authority – AEP 8359. Isabela, Puerto Rico.
(2008) Middle School José C. Rosario. Public Buildings Authority – AEP 8358. Isabela, Puerto Rico.
College of Architects and Landscape Architects of Puerto Rico (CAAPPR)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (FLDBPR)
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