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José Bruguera AIA

Jose Bruguera joined the firm in 1989 and became a partner in 2009. His portfolio reflects a passion for detail and material—grounded in geometric precision, architectural invention, and a deep knowledge of building technology. As lead designer of many of the firm’s recent projects in Europe, Mr. Bruguera has focused his practice on engaging diverse contexts and cultures—embracing the challenges and opportunities of international practice while leading multi-disciplinary teams to realize large-scale building projects in complex urban and campus settings.

Mr. Bruguera has served as lead designer for a range of mixed-use, hospitality, headquarters, civic, university, and headquarters projects. His work includes the World Trade Center and Grand Marina Hotel in Barcelona; Torre Espacio in Madrid; Palazzo Lombardia, the new seat of government for the region of Lombardy, whose dramatic public spaces are woven seamlessly into the urban fabric in Milan; Universidad Europea de Madrid, which shapes and integrates the space of a hillside campus with local material traditions; and Soyak Kristalkule Finansbank Headquarters, an emblematic corporate headquarters complex whose prismatic design navigates a new high-rise district on one side and an historic neighborhood on the other.

Mr. Bruguera has contributed significantly to the firm’s interior design practice, with projects whose interiors are related seamlessly with their buildings’ architecture and inspired by the cultures and traditions within which they occur. Mr. Bruguera has also been instrumental in PCF&P’s recent efforts in Latin America, most recently receiving the commission to plan and design a major expansion campus for Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) in Mexico City.

Education

State University of New York at Buffalo
MArch 1984

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
BArch 1980

Professional Experience

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Partner 2009–
1989

Cossutta & Associates, Architects P.C., New York
Architect/Job Captain 1984–89

Corporación de Desarrollo Turístico y Urbano, Mexico City
Architect 1980–81