Jose Murguido, AIA, NCARB, ALEP

As the Head of Zyscovich’s Education Studio, Jose has overseen the design and planning of more than 500 public and private elementary, middle and high schools as well as a vast number of colleges, universities and research centers, during a career of over 35 years. Jose’s award-winning designs have been nationally and locally recognized for their holistic and forward-thinking approach to education. Many of Zyscovich’s repeat clients in the education facility-building sector continuously seek out the services of Zyscovich and particularly Jose because of his thorough understanding on the significance of innovative learning environments and how this relates to the 21st Century Learner.

One of the most notable projects that Zyscovich’s Educational Studio has undertaken in recent years is the Galaxy Elementary School in Palm Beach County, FL and Miami Dade College’s Hialeah Campus. Both of these Zyscovich designed projects serve as a resource to other education facilities on ways to effectively incorporate 21st Century learning pedagogy and environmental stewardship curriculum through the facility design.

In addition to a national video series on Architectural Design for the 21st Century Learning Facility, Jose has routinely shared his knowledge and passion for education facility design for organizations such as: LEED for Educational Facilities, Green Building for Public Agencies, and Hurricane Shelter and Emergency Operations Center Design at the Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference, Lessons Learned with Palm Beach County Schools; AIA NY Conference, and the 2010 Florida Charter School Conference Breakout Session “A Roadmap to Take a Project from Inception to Groundbreaking and Beyond”.

Jose is a proud graduate of New York’s esteemed Pratt Institute, School of Architecture.