JR Coleman-Davis was born in San Juan in 1952, and studied at Tulane University (1970-75) and at the Architectural Association in London (1973-74). He commenced his professional career in 1975 with his father, H.T.C. Davis, and later worked with the esteemed firm Toro-Ferrer. In 1984 he established his own studio. He also teaches a graduate design studio at the University of Puerto Rico’s School of Architecture.
His contribution to Puerto Rico’s architectural heritage has been in the adaptive reuse of historic structures, augmented with a well-established record of contemporary designs. In a thirty-eight year career, he has received recognition at Bienales de Arquitectura and Premios URBE (Puerto Rico) and Honor Awards/Mentions from the American Institute of Architects (Puerto Rico & Florida/Caribbean Chapters). Figuring among his most notable projects is the rehabilitation of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court and the UPR Theater, as well as restorations of Asilo de Beneficencia in Old San Juan, Casa Serrallés in Ponce, San Juan City Hall and Governor’s Mansion (La Fortaleza- UNESCO Site).
A small reception will be held in the lobby of Richardson Memorial Hall prior to the lecture from 5:00pm - 6:00pm. The lecture, entitled: CARRIBBEAN : PLACE, will begin at 6:00pm. This event is free and open to the public.