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Irene Figueroa Ortiz


Irene Figueroa Ortiz earned a dual master’s degree in architecture and urban planning with distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Her work explores planning and construction methods to produce more resilient built environments.  In 2015, the American Planning Association granted her and a team of classmates the 2015 AICP Student Project Award for Application of the Planning Process for “Connect Chelsea: Three Visions for a Gateway City” –a collection of urban planning proposals developed for a studio course.  She received a bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Puerto Rico, and has participated on study-abroad programs in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM).

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