Dr. Fernando Abruña

Abruña & Musgrave
Owner & Architect


Dr. Fernando Abruña, FAIA is a practicing architect, conservationist, energy auditor and retired Professor of Architecture at the University of Puerto Rico. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a Henry Klumb Award laureate, the highest honor conferred by the PR Architects and Landscape Architects Association. Known as the Father of the Green Building movement in PR, Abruña is the recognized authority on the island practicing what he preaches for more than 40 years.

He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and the Pratt Institute of Technology, where he earned his Bachelor’s (1974) and Master’s Degree (1976) in Architecture. He completed his Doctor of Design Science degree as an apprentice to Richard Buckminster Fuller in 1978. He is the author of local bestsellers, “Fresco Gratis,” “CASAS!,” “A Ojo de Buen Cubero,” “The Absent House, Materials and Methods of Construction” and “Think Green… Build Green,” used as reference on sustainability both in industry and academia in PR and the Caribbean. He has been a guest lecturer throughout the world; his work has earned multiple awards by recognized institutions in the architectural and environmental field.