Juan Jofre is currently the Emerging Fellow in Design at the School of Architecture.
Prior to joing the School of Architecture at UT Austin, he was a practicing architect and educator in New York City, where he was a part time faculty member at Parsons The New School and a designer at the firm A+I. Juan has worked for several other reknown firms, including Tod Williams & Billie Tsien and Weiss/Manfredi, and participated in multiple public exhibitions, including as the Research Coordinator for OfficeUS, the American Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale.
He pursued his graduate degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was the recipient of the Imre Halasz Thesis Prize for his work on architecture in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Prior to graduate school, he attended the University of Cincinnati as a Darwin T. Turner Fellow and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Science of Architecture. In 2011, he was named a Soros Fellow for New Americans.
Born in Bogota, Colombia, he immigrated to the United States in 1996.
OfficeUS - Atlas (Repository)
OfficeUS, the U.S. Pavilion for the 2014 International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, reframes the history of U.S. architecture through the lens of export in two interrelated constructs: “The Office” and “The Repository”. The “Repository” presents 1000 projects designed by 200 US offices working abroad in a chronological archive of the last 100 years.