Juan Jofre is a practicing architect and educator currently residing in Austin, Texas. He is a full-time faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin where he holds the Emerging Scholar in Design Fellowship. Prior to joining the architecture department at UT, he held an adjunct position at Parsons | The New School and was a designer at the firm A+I in New York City. Juan has worked for several renowned firms, including Tod Williams & Billie Tsien, Weiss/Manfredi, and the office of Preston Scott Cohen, and has 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 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 Bogotá, Colombia, he immigrated to the United States in 1996.
Goldsmith Talks is an open-format series of presentations organized by UTSOA faculty, staff, and students. the series aims to encourage and promote presentations that are outside of the scope of the main lecture series. Examples are: invited seminar presentations, book talks, lectures by designers and scholars who may be in Austin for another engagement, round-table discussions, film screenings, product demonstrations, or any other activity related to research, scholarship, and teaching activities and at the school. The format provides a platform for encouraging the dissemination of work by visitors and members of our community. The goal is to raise awareness, increase access, and better integrate such events within the public life of the school.