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Jorge Ortiz Colom

Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña
Participates in 1 Session
Preservation architect at the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña (ICP) since 1987. In Southern Regional Office, Ponce, Puerto Rico (PR), since 1991. Director of the Preservation Program of the ICP 1995-1998. Former professor at Caribbean and Inter-American Universities in Puerto Rico. Reader of theses presented at University of Puerto Rico (UPR), Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico and Columbia University, New York. Occasional consultant on heritage conservation, history and general architectural issues. ABD, Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, San Juan (present, Ph.D. thesis in progress – History of the Cayey to Arroyo Road); Master in Architecture, UPR, 1981; Bachelor in Environmental Design magna cum laude, UPR, 1980. Significant projects: Rescue and designation of old Cayey to Arroyo road, PR (2010-present); management of the Ponce, Guayama and Coamo Historic Districts (1991-present); Counterproposal for the renewal of San Mateo district, Santurce, San Juan, PR (2005), supervision of work in several historic properties owned by the ICP. Publications: Book articles: “Guerra, ciudad y campo” (es) in Puerto Rico en la segunda guerra mundial vol. 2 (anthology, San Juan, 2015); “La carretera de Cayey a Arroyo por Guayama” (es) in Proceedings of the First Iberoamerican Congress in Construction History, Segovia, Spain 2015, vol. 3. Several articles on preservation and heritage in Puerto Rican press and other media. Seminars and symposia abroad, papers read: First Iberoamerican Congress in Construction History, Segovia, Spain, 2015; Preserving the Historic Road Conference, Savannah, USA, 2014; Vernacular Architecture Forum, Falmouth, Jamaica 2011 and New York City 2006; Association for Preservation Technology, Denver, USA, 2010. Major ones in Puerto Rico, papers read: International Federation for Housing and Planning 2008; Puerto Rican Studies Association 2008; Inter-American Planning Congress 2004; Symposium on Latin American Architecture 2001.

Sessions in which Jorge Ortiz Colom participates