Partner Grimshaw Architects NY
Juan joined Grimshaw in 1996 in London. He helped open the New York office in 2001 and became a Partner in 2012.
Juan is passionate about humane design that is both practical and lifts the spirit of its users and the wider community. He believes that such architecture is a result of the purposeful collaboration of architects, engineers, specialists and clients with a shared vision to make the world better. Juan has experience across a wide range of building sectors and has demonstrated leadership in realising creative solutions that exceed client expectations.
Juan has been Partner in Charge of the Metro North Enhanced Station program and two significant projects in the nation’s capital:the modernisation of D.C. Union Station concourse and the design of the Scottish Rite Apartments, a multi-family rental building in the historic Meridian Hill district. He is also leading the design of three new bridges in the Port Lands of Toronto and the master plan to transform JFK.With Grimshaw since 1996, Juan has played a foundational role in the practice's international expansion and reputation for design excellence, particularly in civic scale projects and the transportation planning and design sector. Based originally in London, Juan helped open the New York studio in 2001 and established the practice's Middle East presence in 2011 before returning to New York.
Juan is passionate about humane design that is both practical and lifts the spirit of its users and the wider community. He believes that such architecture is a result of the purposeful collaboration of architects, engineers, specialists and clients. He has experience across a wide range of building sectors and has demonstrated leadership in realizing creative solutions that exceed client expectations.
Air, rail, mass transit and their associated development has been a focus for Juan since his earliest days at Grimshaw, when he worked on the redevelopment of Paddington Station in London. He has since applied that expertise to award-winning projects around the world, including Fulton Center in NYC; the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre subway station in Toronto; the Education City People Mover System in Qatar; the Metro-North Railroad Enhanced Station Program, NY; landside development as part of the 2050 master plan for John F. Kennedy International Airport; and a family of three signature bridges for Toronto's Port Lands.
Outside of the transportation sector, Juan excels in the design of engaging and sustainable architecture in arts, culture and housing. He was a key designer of the Eden Biomes in Cornwall, UK; the Caixa Galicia Art Foundation in Spain; the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy, NY; Queens Museum in NYC; Via Verde mixed-income housing development in the Bronx; and The Silva, a luxury multi-family rental building in the historic Meridian Hill district of Washington, D.C.