Back to Partners

Juan Porral

New York
Juan Porral

Juan joined Grimshaw in 1996 in London. He helped open the New York office in 2001 and became a Partner in 2012. 

Grimshaw projects while in London include Caixa Galicia Art Foundation →, and the Eden Biomes →. In NY Juan was a key designer of the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center → in Troy, New York, the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Subway Station →, Toronto, Canada, the Fulton Street Transit Center → and Queens Museum →, both in New York City.

Juan is passionate about humane design that is both practical and lifts the spirit of its users and the wider community. He believes that such architecture is a result of the purposeful collaboration of architects, engineers, specialists and clients with a shared vision to make the world better. Juan has experience across a wide range of building sectors and has demonstrated leadership in realising creative solutions that exceed client expectations.

In 2011, Juan established Grimshaw’s Doha office and led projects such as NDIA →Al Farjan Recreational Sports Facilities → and the Education City Tram Stops under construction. Since returning to NYC in 2014, Juan has been Partner in Charge of the Metro North Enhanced Station program and two significant projects in the nation’s capital:the modernisation of D.C. Union Station concourse → and the design of the Scottish Rite Apartments, a multi-family rental building in the historic Meridian Hill district. He is also leading the design of three new bridges in the Port Lands of Toronto and the master plan to transform JFK.