People Juan Porral


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

Early Grimshaw projects include Caixa Galicia Art Foundation →, Paddington Phase 1 → and the Eden Biomes →. 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. 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 to manage a variety of new projects. He is a Qatar Sustainability Assessment System (QSAS) Certified Green Professional and most recently was invited to be a member of the founding Committee of the Qatar Society for Construction Professionals: Al Moltaka.