After the Storm: Puerto Rico’s Architecture Schools in the Wake of Hurricane Maria; Part 2 — Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1j/1j7qd2gpktu6kwet.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1j/1j7qd2gpktu6kwet.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1j/1j7qd2gpktu6kwet.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1j/1j7qd2gpktu6kwet.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />For Archinect's <em><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1041807/after-the-storm" rel="nofollow" >After the Storm</a></em> mini series, we had reached out to various architecture schools in Puerto Rico to get a better understanding how the recent 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> &mdash; and the devastation they left behind all over the region &mdash; had impacted school facilities, academic infrastructure, and student life.<br>
In Part 1, we interviewed Mayra Jiménez-Montano, Interim Architecture Dean at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan.
In this second installment, we're talking with Luis V. Badillo-Lozano, Dean of the School of Architecture at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico in Ponce, the island's second largest city.
Archinect: How have the recent hurricanes Maria and Irma impacted the school's daily operations and student life? Have school facilities and infrastructure been affected? Luis V. Badillo-Lozano: Neither Hurricane Irma nor Maria had a big impact on our School's facilities. Some water infiltration through the roof and a crack a glass door (some floor ...

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