As an architect and builder, his work incorporates environmentally
responsible, sustainable and energy efficient technologies.
Starting in 1976 with a first solar heated home in the hills of
Corrales, New Mexico, he has over thirty years of professional
An author of three books and countless articles published in
English, Spanish and Portuguese on the theme of sustainability, his
work, both written and built, has received numerous awards in
architectural biennials and competitions, as well as recognition
from the American Institute of Architects.
He has taught and lectured at academic institutions in the US, Latin
America and the Caribbean, including: the Universidad Nacional
Autonoma de Mexico and the Universidad Autonoma de
Guadaljara; the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria and Ricardo
Palma in Peru; the Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro and the
Universidade Nacional de Brasilia in Brazil; and Ball State
University and the University of Texas at San Antonio in the US,
among others. For almost a decade, he served as Dean of the
School of Architecture at the University of Puerto Rico.
Professionally he has been recognized with three Fulbright
Fellowships and numerous grants and awards from the US
Environmental Protection Agency, the National Endowment for the
Arts, the US Department of Energy, the US Department of Housing
and Urban Development, the National Community Development
Initiative/Enterprise Foundation, and the American Institute of
Architects, among others.