Juan Villafañe




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Juan is a tenacious leader and a big thinker with bold ideas for expanding the influence of architects.

He skillfully aligns resources and stakeholders to bring projects to life, recognizing the importance of connecting the dots to successful outcomes.

Juan’s architectural experience ranges from large-scale commercial developments to technically complex institutional projects. Recent work includes the redevelopment of the United Airlines — Terminal 7, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the expansion of several U.S. Embassy complexes, including the U.S. Embassy — Buenos Aires, and the repositioning of large commercial buildings in Boston 125 High Street and International Food Market.

In every assignment, Juan serves his clients through meticulous attention to detail and commitment to connecting projects to their urban context. His hands-on approach to design reflects his training as a metal fabricator with specialized digital fabrication expertise.

Juan earned a Bachelor of Design degree with highest honors from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He spent a semester abroad at the Federal Technical University in Zurich, Switzerland (ETH).

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