Julio Cesar Perez Hernandez

Julio Cesar Perez Hernandez

Associate Professor of the Practice

(574) 631-6138


Curriculum Vitae

Julio Cesar Perez-Hernandez is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture. He previously taught in this institution as Visiting Professor during the Fall Semester of 2012. His career as a practicing architect and urban planner started in 1982, in Cuba. He obtained his Diploma in Architecture at the School of Architecture of the University of Havana. He taught Design Studios and Lecture Courses in Architecture and Urbanism at his Alma Mater from 1988 to 2006.  In 2001, he became a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University, where he was selected the 2012-2013 Wilbur Marvin Visiting Scholar.

As an academic, he has lectured and taught in the most prestigious institutions of the United States, Canada, Europe, Costa Rica, Cuba and Bermuda. He is also the founding Principal and Creative Director of Caesar Studio | Architects & Planners, a successful international practice ranging from architecture to urban planning and design with a focus on excellence. In this role, he has designed and built projects in the United States, Cuba, Spain, and Panama, some of them recipients of several awards.

Julio Cesar Perez-Hernandez is also the President of both Cuban Chapters of I.N.T.B.A.U. and C.E.U. He has led and organized International Charrettes on Urban Planning and Urban Design annually since 2007, as well as numerous professional Study Tours in Cuba along the past 20 years. 

An accomplished leader, visionary, historian and published author, he is a world-class expert in Cuban architecture and urbanism and has drafted “A Master Plan for 21st Century Havana”, a comprehensive urban plan registered at the United States Library of Congress in 2006, among other master plans.

He is the author of the books ‘Inside Cuba’ and ‘Inside Havana’, published by Taschen in 2004 and 2011, respectively, and two forthcoming books to be published by Trinity University Press (San Antonio, Texas) in 2018 and 2019, besides numerous professional articles published in international journals.

Areas of Expertise

  • Architectural History and Theory
  • Classical Architecture
  • Historic Preservation
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Professional Practice
  • Residential Design
  • Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism
  • Twentieth-Century Architecture and Design
  • Urban Design
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