José Alvarez, A Closer Look at His Work

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Join us for a lecture by 2021 Jury Chair José Alvarez!  This event is part of the Knowlton School of Architecture Baumer Series.

October 6, 2021 at 5:30 pm

The event will be held in person at the Center for Architecture and Design and simulcast online.

In-person AIA Members, Allied Members, and Students: Free
In-person Non-Members: $10
Online viewers: Free

Limited in-person space available, register today!

In-person attendees can earn 1.0 LU
CEU credits are not available for online attendees

The AIA Columbus Architecture Awards program recognizes excellence in architectural design by Columbus architects and those within the boundaries of the AIA Columbus Chapter. The program’s purpose is to recognize the achievements for a broad range of architectural to elevate the general quality of architectural practice, establish a standard of excellence against which all architects can measure performance, inform the public of the breadth and value of architectural practice, and to honor the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to improve the built environment. Meet the Jury Chair, José Alvarez.

A native of Caracas, Venezuela, José is a Principal at Eskew Dumez Ripple. A talented designer and Project Architect with the design responsibility for many of the studio’s largest projects, his creative work has led to dozens of design awards for projects such as the Louisiana State Museum, the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, and the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum and has contributed for the last 20 years to the successful growth of the firm.

As the lead designer José recently completed a 1,200-seat theatre and performing arts venue in Sao Paolo, Brazil and was an integral member of the design team responsible for 930 Poydras Residential Tower—a mixed-use, contemporary high-rise in the CBD of New Orleans and recipient of a National AIA Housing Award.

In addition to his architectural design expertise, José leads the EDR MLK Day of Service Program, winner of the 2019 AIA Emerging Professional Exhibit and advocates for diversity and inclusion within the design profession. José has served as AIA State Delegate and as the President of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Louisiana Chapter; as well as Program Coordinator for the AIA New Orleans Young Architect Forum (YAF), winner of the 2016 AIA Emerging Professionals Exhibit and the AIA LA Emerging Professionals Award. José was the recipient of the 2015 AIA Young Architect Award for showing exceptional leadership and making significant contributions to the profession and was recently featured in the AIA Center for Civic Leadership publication “Living Your File as a Leader”.

José its currently serving as Commissioner for the City of New Orleans Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA), and the Advisory Board for Tulane School of Architecture and Colloqate Design Studio, a multidisciplinary Non-Profit Design Justice practice focused on the design of spaces of racial, social, and cultural equity.

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