In collaboration with CienciaPR.Org (Science Puerto Rico Organization), Biotectonica R&Design Studio seeks to foster the discipline of architecture as a scientific subject. The architecture studio at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico aims to broaden architect’s scope into new fields currently destined to scientists exclusively and defined by STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Linda Bennett, editor of architecture blog Archi-Ninja.com described this new crossover as “stellar”.
With the article “The Scientist Will Design The Emergent City” Bennett presented Biotectonica’s initiative along with CienciaPR.Org. Scientists Daniel Colon-Ramos from the School of Medicine at Yale University and Greetchen Diaz, NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at the Nebraska Center for Virology were protagonists in this article where their scientific knowledge folds into architectural and urban parameters for sustainable cities.