Baumer Series: José Alvarez


Oct 6, 2021



AIA Columbus
50 West Town St., Suite 110 Columbus, OH 43215
Columbus, OH 43202
United States


This event will be held in person at AIA Columbus and will be available to stream live via YouTube. The live event is limited to 40 guests.

A native of Caracas, Venezuela, José is a Principal at EskewDumezRipple. A talented designer and Project Architect with the design responsibility for many of the studio’s largest projects, his creative work has led to dozens of design awards for projects such as the Louisiana State Museum, the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, and the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum and has contributed for the last 24 years to the successful growth of the firm. As the lead designer, José recently completed a 1,200-seat theatre and performing arts venue in Sao Paolo, Brazil and was an integral member of the design team responsible for 930 Poydras Residential Tower—a mixed-use, contemporary high-rise in the CBD of New Orleans and recipient of a National AIA Housing Award. 

In addition to his architectural design expertise, José leads the EDR MLK Day of Service Program, is the winner of the 2019 AIA Emerging Professional Exhibit, and advocates for diversity and inclusion within the design profession. José has served as AIA State Delegate and as the President of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Louisiana Chapter; and was the Program Coordinator for AIA New Orleans Young Architect Forum (YAF). He is the winner of the 2016 AIA Emerging Professionals Exhibit and the AIA LA Emerging Professionals Award. José was the recipient of the 2015 AIA Young Architect Award for showing exceptional leadership and making significant contributions to the profession and was featured in the AIA Center for Civic Leadership publication “Living Your File as a Leader.” Jose is currently serving as Commissioner for the City of New Orleans Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA), and the Advisory Board for Tulane School of Architecture and Colloqate Design Studio, a multidisciplinary Non-Profit Design Justice practice focused on the design of spaces of racial, social and cultural equity.

This event is co-sponsored by AIA Columbus