Vladimir García

 

Vladimir García is a designer based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. He worked in architecture studios in Los Angeles and San Juan prior to launching the Armada Design Agency in 2007. Vladimir has been nominated for the prestigious United States Artist Grant, selected to represent Puerto Rico at the Biennale of Ibero-American Design in Madrid (where he was awarded first place in the Spatial Design Category for his project Revuelo), and awarded first place in the ephemeral architecture design-build competition Galeria Espacio Temporal, sponsored by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture. His designs have been widely published and exhibited in art spaces like the A+U/Architecture + Urbanism Museum (Los Angeles, USA), the Design Central at Matadero-Madrid (Madrid, Spain), and at the Puerto Rico National Gallery (San Juan, Puerto Rico). He participates actively in the local academic circuit as professor, critic and lecturer and teaches at the Industrial Design Department of the School of Fine Arts of Puerto Rico, where he is appointed Department Chair. Institutionally, he has collaborated in the editorial committee of Entorno, the Puerto Rico’s Architects Association bi-monthly publication, and currently serves as member of the Board of Directors for the Mayagüez Creative Business and Industries Incubator.