Juan studied and received his professional degree in Architecture at the Universidad Piloto de Colombia in Bogotá, Colombia. His thesis project “El Alcaravan” was selected for a national exhibit among three from his Alma Matter by the Colombian Association of Faculties of Architecture (ACFA). It focused on a new urban development strengthening the commercial relationships between Venezuela, Brazil and Colombia through major rivers of the region. Among other residential projects, he designed the exhibit for the French Ambassador and designed Ventura Discotheque, working closely with his mentor, Architect Carlos Torres. He also worked for P.R.V Asociados Ltda, designing interior office spaces for Celumovil-Bellsouth-Colombia, installing Herman Miller, Knoll and Steelcase office systems.
In Boston, Juan worked with Monika and James McNeely at McNeely & Pauli Architects for six years prior to joining Monika at Pauli & Uribe Architects LLC. There he designed and managed residential projects from design, bidding and negotiation phases to completion. His projects include the renovation and restoration of several nineteenth century historic townhouses in Louisburg Square and on Mount Vernon Street, as well as the Ritz Carlton House Condominiums, Millennium Place Towers and a residence at One Commonwealth Avenue.
Juan brings his enthusiasm, project management, computer skills and, and a fresh perspective formed by his experience and interest in modern architecture, furniture design and whole house integrated systems skills. He values the nuances of historical fine detailing and welcomes the challenges of renovations. He also renovated a loft in the General Electric original headquarters where he designed the millwork, selected furniture and coordinated the installation of smart home wiring for audio video, voice and data. Juan is an avid fly fisherman, golfer, and enjoys open wheel race car driving.