Raul Rivera Ortiz


Raul Rivera Ortiz_NAAB_2013

Courses Taught:

ARAD 101 Fundamental Design Studio I

ARAD 301 Experimental Design Studio I:  Structural Framework and Assemblages


Educational Credentials:

B. Arch, Cornell University School of Architecture, Art and Planning – Ithaca, NY, 1976

Delft Institute of Technology – Delft, Netherlands, summer 1976

ETH – Zurich, Switzerland, summer 1975


Teaching Experience:

Professor, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, 2011-present


Professional Experience:

President, Rivera & Lastra Architects, PSC – San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2004-2011

Owner, RRO Architects – San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1978-2004

Architect in Training, WMR Architects – Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, 1976-1978



Licensed Architect, No. 8113, Puerto Rico


Selected Publications:

Arq-I-Tec Magazine, “Regulando la Práctica de la Arquitectura”, August 2010

Ambiente y Color Magazine, “El Arquitecto y su Preparación”, July 2010

Arq-I-Tec Magazine, “Requisitos para la Licenciatura:  Educación, Examen, Experiencia”, April 2010

Arq-I-Tec Magazine, “Requisitos para la Práctica Profesional:  Las 5 E’s”, November 2009

Live & Life Magazine, “Architects and What They Do….for You!”, October 2009

Live & Life Magazine, “Architecture… the Palmas Style”, August 2008

Live & Life Magazine, “Elements of Architecture”, February 2008


Professional Memberships:

College of Architects and Landscape Architects of Puerto Rico (CAAPPR)

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH)

National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP)

United States Green Building Council (USGBC)


Professional Leadership Positions:

PR Architects and Landscape Architects Board of Examiners, President, 2008 – Present

NCARB Continuing Education Committee, Member, 2010 – 2011; Chair, 2012 – Present  

NCARB NAAB Visiting Team Pool Member, 2010 – Present