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Juan Carlos Portuese Associate, Architect BArch | MArch Toronto

Juan Carlos is an accomplished architect recognized for his commitment to creating meaningful projects that celebrate the communities, cultures, and environments they serve. He has led and collaborated on projects across Canada, the U.S., and internationally in a career spanning two decades. A sense of purpose, diverse cultural background, and extensive project management experience have honed Juan Carlos’s compelling and innovative design solutions. He is known for his uncanny ability to solve complex project requirements, such as physical and budgetary constraints.  His portfolio of healthcare, universities, K-12 schools, civic, sports and recreation, residential, and commercial project types, as well as large-scale urban and master planning projects, displays his artful, practical, and sustainable approach. Juan Carlos is dedicated to advancing the architectural discipline and the purposeful integration of design, technical innovation, and advanced project delivery methods.

What’s your favourite pastime?
Playing a Fender Stratocaster with the neck pickup activated, plugged into a slightly overdriven tube guitar amp .

What’s one item you won’t leave home without?
I always carry with me a $1 bill that belong to my grandfather. My uncle passed it on to me before I emigrated from Venezuela. It connects me back to my roots and reminds me that I am where I am at and I am who I am thanks to the efforts of my ancestors.

Architecture places us in this world, it defines the uniqueness of our species and what we can accomplish together. I am constantly inspired by the incredible opportunity I have to be part of this discipline.

Master of Architecture
Southern California Institute of Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture
Universidad Rafael Urdaneta

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