About the Author
Architect Jorge Rigau graduated from Cornell University and holds a Master’s degree in History from the University of Puerto Rico. He directed the Department of Cultural Affairs for that institution and the Student Arts League of San Juan. First Executive Director of the Colegio de Arquitectos y Arquitectos Paisajistas de Puerto Rico, Rigau has practiced his profession since 1980,having been elevated to Fellow status by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 2000. As one of the finest researchers of turn-of-the-century architecture in the Hispanic Caribbean, Rigau has authored the books Puerto Rico 1900 (1992) and Havana/LaHabana (1994). For years, he has been a newspaper critic, having produced a number of writings, articles and projects that have received local and international awards. For more than a decade, Rigau has directed innumerable research and built projects,most related to architecture, urbanism and conservation in the Antilles.