P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Juan Jofre, 2011

Assistant Professor in Foundations, Pratt Institute

Juan Jofre is an immigrant from Colombia

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MArch in Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

JUAN JOFRE is a designer at Architecture Plus Information. 

Juan was born in Bogota, Colombia and immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of nine.

Juan received his master’s degree in architecture at MIT in 2013. He completed his B.S. in Architecture, magna cum laude, in 2010 at the University of Cincinnati. During his undergraduate program, he had the opportunity to work at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Studio Daniel Libeskind in New York, and Preston Scott Cohen Inc. in Boston. He has worked on projects of various scales from master plans for entire city centers to museums and small houses.

At MIT, Juan has focused on creating projects that deal with issues of permanence and temporality in architectural design. He also works as a teaching assistant in the department, which has enriched his education and provides an opportunity to help others. 

  • MArch Architecture | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 2014
  • BS Archetecture | University of Cincinnati 2010
Work History
  • Pratt Institute, Assistant Professor in Foundations | August 2019 - PRESENT
  • Architecture Plus Information, Designer
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