Join us for a talk with UB School of Architecture and Planning alumnus José Bruguera (MArch '84), a partner and lead designer for global architecture firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Hayes Hall 403
Wed., March 1, 2017
Mr. Bruguera joined Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in 1989 and became partner in 2009. His portfolio reflects a passion for detail and material - grounded in geometric precision, architectural invention, and a deep knowledge of building technology. As lead designer of many of the firm's recent projects in Europe, he has focused his practice on engaging diverse contexts and cultures - embracing the challenges and opportunities of international practice while leading multi-disciplinary teams to realize large-scale building projects in complex urban and campus settings. Mr. Bruguera has served as lead designer for a range of mixed-use, hospitality, headquarters, civic and university projects, among them: the new seat of the Lombardy Regional Government (Altra Sede Regione Lombardia), Milan, Italy; Torre Espacio in Madrid; the World Trade Center and Grand Marina Hotel in Barcelona; POS Plaza, a multi-use complex in Shanghai, China; and the San Francisco Main Public Library. He has also contributed significantly to the firm's interior design practice and has been instrumental in Pei Cobb Freed's recent efforts in Latin America, most recently receiving the commission to plan and design a major campus expansion for Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico in Mexico City. Prior to joining Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Mr. Bruguera spent five years in the office of Cossutta & Associates, Architects in New York and prior to moving to the United States, Mr. Bruguera maintained a private practice in Mexico City.