Juan is a Landscape Designer at SCAPE. Juan’s design practice centers on the interface of built environments and natural systems with a commitment to forming genuine feedback loops between designers and community stakeholders. Juan is playing a key design role in the Helen Walton Children’s Enrichment Center and the Red Hook Brooklyn Waterfront development project. Prior to joining SCAPE, Juan was involved in the outreach, design and documentation of Hoboken, New Jersey’s newest stormwater park, an impervious surface transformed into an urban landscape capable of handling stormwater for a 10-year storm event.
Juan holds a Master of Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University, where he was awarded the Honor Award for Excellence in Design for his high quality of work in design studios. Juan also received the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize for his multiscalar and multilayered project in Kisumu, Kenya. Juan earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from The University of Georgia where he was the recipient of the Georgia ASLA Chapter Honor Award in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement.