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Happy Earth Day! - SKYed to Sponsor "Puerto Rico Now: Practice, Government & Media” Event

posted Apr 22, 2011, 6:53 PM by Skylight Education
April 22nd, 2011
by Yvonne Saavedra Limb

NEW YORK, NY - SKYed Eco Consulting & Education, continuing their close relationship over the last two years with the AIA and the Center of Architecture is proud to be a sponsor of the "Puerto Rico Now: Practice, Government & Media” event.  This event, which will take place on Wednesday, April 27, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM , is part of the Women in Architecture and the Global Dialogues Committees of the American Institute of Architects NY Chapter. Our own, Yvonne Saavedra Limb, has been part of the Puerto Rico Now program organizing committee, and will also be acting as a translator at this event.

We understand this is the first time that current architecture in practice, government, and media, in Puerto Rico, is presented in New York by women architects themselves in a continuation of the series launched in 2010 by Warren James and the Global Dialogues Committee; we are extremely excited about this.

Focusing on contemporary professional practice, public policy and media, three prominent Puerto Rican women architects offer their architectural and urban vision for this Caribbean island, which stands in close proximity to New York City culturally and physically. The presentation followed by a panel discussion will highlight ways in which these architects are engaging and educating communities on building safety, historic preservation and sustainability, as well as influencing government policy in Puerto Rico.  Participants will learn how the speakers actively engage and educate communities through media outreach and other resources and inform government agencies at the Municipal and State level regarding the implementation of public projects directly affecting the architectural and urban built environment in the island.

We at SKYed feel very excited to be part of this global effort, which always reminds us that only as we continue our cultural dialogues, we will also continue taking steps towards global sustainability and a better celebration of Earth Day!


Hoping to see you on Wednesday at the Center for Architecture,  536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY


Diana Luna, AIA – Architect Luna is working with municipalities in Puerto Rico regarding the themes of historic preservation, sustainability, and urbanism. One of her urban projects includes the historic renovation and master plan of Aguirre, a neighborhood in Salinas, Puerto Rico, designated an AIA 150 project.

Astrid Diaz, AIA – Architect Díaz is working through both her own firm and within various local media outlets to educate the public about the importance of preserving the architectural heritage of PueRico. 

Laura Cordero, AIA - A pioneer among women architects in Puerto Rico, Ms. Cordero relocated to the island early on in her career, concentrating her practice on health care facilities while continuing to work on a wide range of projects such as: institutional and educational  buildings, restaurants, resort communities, housing, single family homes and urban rehabilitation.  Architect Cordero has actively participated in the founding and organization of the Puerto Rico’s Architect’s Association and the AIA Puerto Rico Chapter activities