Juan Alejo Morales Mor

Juan Alejo Morales Mor

Bogotá, CO



Architecture & Construction Project Manager

¤ Universidad de Los Andes (Architect '10 Honors) (Top 5 LATAM University)
¤ Exchange Studio - Christopher C. Gibbs School of Architecture - University of Oklahoma, USA
¤ Master in Architectural Projects - La Pedrera / Polytechnic University of Catalonia (World Top 30) & Pompeu Fabra (M. Arch '12)

» Experience in Architectural Design & Advanced Constructive Design (design, survey, budget, bid, contract, administrate, build and close projects), where I work as Project Manager / Project Development Manager by engaging architectural design, resource management and construction from conception on the drawing board until the final delivery to the owner by combining work in: Architectural Design & Engineering offices, payment and control administrative offices, factories, ports and construction sites working with multinational remote teams.

These professional challenges have provided me tools for establishing, coordinating and managing active work teams that easily meet short delivery times and complex budgets for stakeholders, while being assertive regarding quality and budget.

» Early work practice (at the dean’s office) has given me the skills to develop the ability to interact, negotiate and communicate effectively with different types of people, professional groups, clients, consultants, contractors, designers, investors and organizations, among others, always with quick and accurate information.

» Project Manager for contracts that exceeded $10M USD in the last 12 years for contracts of Shopping Centers, Office Complexes, Retail, Hotels, among others, delivering complex projects, based on budget compliance, efficient in energy use and complying over time under legal, administrative, tax, financial and HSEQ policies among others.

» Main competences in Project Management:
• Architecture and engineering design (A&E) coordination including structural and MEP
• Managing budgets, contracts and schedules
• Constructability, logistics, and value engineering analysis
• Managing vendor submittals, change orders, and construction site reports
• Procurement and contracting strategies, bidding, and negotiation of materials

Contact me:



Tekné Architects, Latin America, Project Manager - Director

After being employed in big architectural design & construction practices as Project Manager for high performance architecture on Retail & Corporate constructions and projects that surpassed 2 Million sqm and $1B USD, settled my own practice as Consultant / Contractor for Budget, Scope, Architectural & Constructive Design matters as Project Manager / Project Director.

Real technical, design assisted architectural, constructive & facility designs for:
• Retail
• Corporate
• Leisure
• Turnkey Project Management
• Client / Tenant Representant
• Independent Facade + Envelope consultancy
• Facade, Aluminium, Glass, Steel, Curtainwall, Material Spec. & Cladding
(Working in close collaboration with foreign and local factories straight to construction site).

Latest contracts:
- Boho Food Market Mall / Architectural finishes, steel and glass structures
- World Business Port Lobby / Neolith sintered stone
- HighEnd Club / Turnkey Project
- Rooftop Bar / Turnkey Project - ongoing
- Multinational Corporate HQ / Turnkey Project - ongoing
- Several other Corporate, Retail & Leisure Architecture and Interior design on design-build contract.

Colombia, Panamá, México and all Latam on a regular travel basis.

Jun 2010 - current

Grupo Basica, Bogotá, CO, Technical Project Manager

He was the Consultant, and Chief of Technical Project for the custom-made facades and ceiling of the Parque La Colina Mall in Bogota, working with the largest construction company in Colombia, Constructora Colpatria, with designs by BMA Architects (Argentina), the real estate developer & owner Parque Arauco (Chile) under technical supervision scored by Gutiérrez Díaz.
Construction executed in less than six months with an allocated budget of 2.2 Million dollars. A total of 220 subcontracted persons and 12 direct personnel hired. He started the operation of the multinational company from scratch, beginning the legal, operational, economic and HSEQ policies.

Responsible for the coordination and management of international design projects, the manufacture and commissioning of facade systems and unique architectural finishes.
In charge of the management of several projects, from the bidding process, local budgeting, planning, site management, resource management, architectural and detail construction design, owner meetings, cost control, manufacturing, transportation, and supervision of the installation on site. He analyzed local contingencies and made reaction plans to address them in record time.

Jun 2015 - Oct 2017

Ventanar, Bogotá, CO, Project Manager - Architectural Designer for Envelope Works

Old Mutual HeadQuarters
(Bogotá, Colombia)

For Facade Contractor Ventanar
Contexto Urbano - General Architectural Design
Constructora Colpatria - Builder

Ventanar is the Aluminum, Glazing & Curtain Wall leader of the region.
I was involved in the delivery through the Procurement, Architectural Design (supporting the buildings general Architectural designer), Detailing, Manufacture, Scheduling and part of the Initial Installation phases of the envelope works using Ventanar's unique Unitized Curtain Wall System & Reynobond Eco Clean panels for ACP.

-30,000 sqm built surface
-12,000 sqm Glazing & Ventilated facade designed

LEED Certified facade consultancy

Jan 2015 - May 2015

Attmosferas / Il Fiorino, Colombia, CO, Technical Project Manager - Architectural Designer for Envelope Works

More than 60,000 m2 designed / detailed / consulted / built / managed facade works for Malls, Hotels, Retail, Corporate, Government, Institutional ...
Among other relevant projects:

Plaza Bocagrande Mall + Hyatt Regency Hotel + H2 Condominium
(Cartagena, Colombia)

For Facade Contractor Il Fiorino Stone / ATTmosferas
TAB / Daniel Bonilla - General Architectural Design
Chapman Taylor - Concept Design
Constructora Parque Central - Builder
Ospinas - Developer
ARUP - Facade Consultant

ATTmosferas is the porcelain tile & architectural finishes leader of the region. Trough its subsidiary for special projects Il Florino, I was involved in the delivery through the Procurement, Architectural Design (supporting the Master Concept design, General Architectural Designer, and ARUP's consultancy), Detailing, Manufacture, Scheduling and the whole installation phase & On-Site Project Manager of the envelope works using Marazzi Tiles.

The project is one of the biggest and most emblematic projects of the region in recent times. It was an enormous pride to have participated in the project as it was the first facade consulted by Arup in Colombia.

-40,000 sqm built surface for Pt. 1 + 100,000 sqm Pt. 2 (Hyatt Regency + H2 Condominium)

-8,000 m2 ventilated facade consulted, designed & built


La Estación Centro Comercial
(Ibagué, Colombia)

For Facade Contractor Il Fiorino Stone / ATTmosferas
Arq. Augusto Salazar - General Architectural Design
Constructora Estación del Cambulo - Developer

ATTmosferas is the porcelain tile & architectural finishes leader of the region, trough its subsidiary Il Fiorino I was involved in the delivery through the Procurement, Architectural Design, Detailing, Manufacture, Scheduling and the complete Installation phase & Control as On-Site Project Manager of the envelope works using Porcelanosa Tiles.

-75,000 sqm built surface
-18,000 sqm Ventilated Facade consulted, designed & built

May 2013 - Aug 2014

Firestone Building Products, Colombia, CO, Technical Project Manager

Field Operations on the region
On Site Project Management for roofing contractor

Marriot Hotel (Bogotá-Colombia)
Alcaravan Mall (Yopal-Colombia)
Holiday Inn (Bogotá-Colombia)
Attorneys Office (Bogotá-Colombia)

Experience with EPDM, TPO, PolyISO for flat roofing & facade waterproofing systems.

Aug 2010 - May 2011


Barcelona Institute of Architecture (BIArch), Barcelona, ES, MArch, Post Professional degree in Architecture

International postgraduate institution established to further the interaction between academic research, specialized practice and the dissemination of contemporary architecture. BIArch is an open laboratory for professionals and researchers that aim to promote new ways of thinking about architecture and design in the face of technological, energetic, and economic conditions in permanent change.

Pier Vittorio Aureli
Manuel Bailo
María Buhigas
Joan Fontcuberta
Juan Gallostra
Javier García-Germán
Aleksandar Ivancic
Michael Jakob-HarvardGSD
Fredy Massad
Manuel Ocaña
Cecilia Puga
Philippe Rahm
Miquel Rodríguez-XMade
Yoshiharu Tsukamoto-Atelier BowWow
Dr. Philip Ursprung
Gloria Moure
Iñaki Ábalos-Chair Harvard GSD
Dr. Josep Anton Acebillo
Toni Gironès
Agustí Obiol-BOMA
Pep Avilés
Krunoslav Ivanisin
Pere Riera
Renata Sentkiewicz
Anna Viader
Guillem Baraut
Bet Capdeferro
Carles Enrich
Olga Felip
Marc Montlleó
Cecília Obiol-BOMA
Daniel Obiol-BOMA
Chris Wise-ARUP
Clara Solà-Morales

Aug 2011 - Jun 2012

Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, CO, BArch, Architecture

Meritorious Degree

For the third consecutive year, the University of the Andes was ranked among the 400 best colleges in the world through the ranks of the British magazine Times Higher Education World University Rankings, edition 2019.
Currently latam´s top 5.

Aug 2005 - Sep 2010


CEMEX Housing Prize, 1st Place


Meritorious Degree / B. Arch Universidad de los Andes, Honorable Mention


Areas of Specialization