M. Arch, CPHD, LEED Green Associate
Juan Gonzalo Soares is a Passivhaus Institut-certified and LEED-accredited architectural designer and educator with over 8 years of experience, rejoining Invizij in 2022 after moving back to Hamilton from Ottawa. Juan was born in Spain and graduated from the Valles Architecture School – UPC in Barcelona. After immigrating to Ontario in 2014, he obtained a Graduate Certificate in Green Architecture from Algonquin College in Ottawa. He is passionate and vocal about regenerative architecture, affordable housing, sustainability, prefabrication, mass timber, and Passivhaus; always looking for opportunities in these fields to make an impact in the design of sustainable and healthy buildings and communities. After work, Juan enjoys riding trails on his bicycle, LEGO builds, and the ever-evolving Ontario craft beer landscape.