Very proud of Juan Calaf, community architect and almost like a son to me, for his work with communities in Puerto Rico!
Watch “Juan Calaf | 2013 Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow” on YouTube
I am a community-based architect with more than 10 years of experience in community planning, participatory design and green affordable housing development. I have engaged deeply in a variety of innovative community development projects, facilitating “end-user” participation to engage stakeholders as planners and problem-solvers for their future neighborhoods – from visioning, to documentation, to implementation.
I have worked as a project manager, advocacy planner, group facilitator, and green technical assistance provider in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Puerto Rico. I believe one of my greatest strengths is in creating visual literacy tools that allow multiple stakeholders to understand and to participate in complex projects.