José Alvarez

AIA, LEED AP
Principal | Architect

A native of Caracas, Venezuela, José has worked with EskewDumezRipple for more than 22 years. A talented architect and leader, Jose maintains the design and delivery responsibility for many of the studio's largest projects, and leads the firm's Mixed-Use Design Group. In recent projects, including the Center of Developing Entrepreneurs in Charlottesville, VA, and The Shop at the CAC in New Orleans, José has reinforced the role of architecture as a catalyzing force for elevating urban life and strengthening communities.

His ability to develop design concepts and visuals aids clients in both decision making and fundraising/marketing efforts. Jose was named an Associate in the studio in 2007, Principal in 2013 and maintains ongoing leadership roles in the training and mentoring of EDR’s youngest designers.

In addition to his architectural design expertise, José leads the EDR MLK Day of Service Program, winner of the 2019 AIA Emerging Professional Exhibit and advocates for diversity and inclusion within the design profession. José was the recipient of the 2015 AIA Young Architect Award for showing exceptional leadership and making significant contributions to the profession and was recently featured in the AIA Center for Civic Leadership publication “Living Your Life as a Leader.” Jose is currently serving as Commissioner for the City of New Orleans Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA), and serves on the Advisory Board for Tulane School of Architecture and Colloqate Design Studio, a multidisciplinary nonprofit Design Justice practice focused on the design of spaces of racial, social and cultural equity.

jalvarez@eskewdumezripple.com

Origin:
Caracas, Venezuela
STUDIED:
Tulane University; Universidad Jose Maria Vargas
SELECTED PROJECT WORK:
930 Poydras Residential Tower
New Orleans Bioinnovation Center
The Center of Developing Entrepreneurs (CODE)
New Orleans Convention Center Linear Park