Jesús Eduardo Amaral life and biography

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Jesús Eduardo Amaral biography

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Birthplace : Humacao, Puerto Rico
Nationality : Puerto-Rican
Category : Arhitecture and Engineering
Last modified : 2010-10-25
Credited as : Architect, and educator, partner in Amaral y Morales firm

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Jesús Eduardo Amaral is a Puerto Rican architect and educator. As partner in the firm Amaral y Morales, he produced some of Puerto Rico's most notable modern architecture primarily from 1950 to 1970. He is the founder and first head of the School of Architecture of the University of Puerto Rico (1966-1969).

Amaral was born in 1927 in Humacao, Puerto Rico. He studied civil engineering (1948) and architecture (1951) at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. With architect Efrer Morales (1928-1992) he formed Amaral y Morales (1956-1969), one of Puerto Rico's pioneering modern firms. In 1966 he founded the School of Architecture of the University of Puerto Rico, the island's first architecture school. He was both President of Puerto Rico's Institute of Architects, as well as President of the Puerto Rico Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He was elevated to the American Institute of Architects' College of Fellows in 1978. He was the recipient of the Henry Klumb Award in 1985. In 2000 he was given a Honoris Causa Doctorate by the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.

Some of his most significant buildings include the Condominio Universitario, Condominio Costa Azul, the Hotel Delicias and the School of Law at the Interamerican University in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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