After the Storm: Puerto Rico’s Architecture Schools in the Wake of Hurricane Maria; Part 1 — University of Puerto Rico

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l2/l2t0mh545b8lqg5q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l2/l2t0mh545b8lqg5q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l2/l2t0mh545b8lqg5q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l2/l2t0mh545b8lqg5q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Several weeks have now passed since Hurricanes <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1008449/hurricane-irma" rel="nofollow" >Irma</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1022210/hurricane-maria" rel="nofollow" >Maria</a> consecutively ravaged through the Caribbean and southern states and territories of the U.S., leaving behind a trail of destruction and overwhelming infrastructural challenges. Puerto Rico was hit particularly hard &mdash; in terms of human loss, damage to homes, businesses, and life-sustaining networks like power grids, communication systems, water supply, wastewater treatment as well as the subsequent long-term health dangers and the ongoing exodus of professionals and their families.
We have reached out to Puerto Rico's architecture schools to get a reading on the current state of architectural education on the island in the wake of the storms and how faculty, staff, and students manage to cope with the new circumstances. Since most school websites were still down until recently and spotty power and internet supply made using the official .edu email systems near impossible, much of the communication to be conducted via so...

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