Gilberto Ibarra

Architect & Leed Ap


Gilberto Ibarra is a LEED AP Certified Architect specializing in building design and construction with 25 years of professional experience in commercial, residential, and industrial design and management.

At the firm, he manages project development starting at the proposal phase, including conceptual design, project scheduling and facilitation of construction documentation, building specifications, field supervision and hands-on management of each project from start-to-finish.

His most recent projects include the AA/QC Laboratory Building for Lilly Del Caribe in Carolina, the Pfizer Administration Building in Vega Baja and the Janssen Visitor Center in Gurabo, Puerto Rico.

Prior to joining Álvarez-Díaz & Villalón, Ibarra worked as a senior architect and manager in numerous pharmaceutical and industrial projects for blue-chip, multinational clients such as Pfizer, Eli Lilly and Amgen. His long-time expertise in process architecture and good manufacturing practices is essential to the proper programming and construction of commercial facilities in order to achieve full compliance with FDA and Factory Mutual standards.

Over the decades, Ibarra has worked extensively in project design and construction within the transportation industry, playing key roles in the development of the Urban Train (Tren Urbano) in San Juan and the Chicago Transit Authority metropolitan train systems. Ibarra’s past experience includes work for several distinguished architectural firms, among them CH2M-HILL and Skidmore, Owens & Merrill LLP.

Ibarra is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Puerto Rico Architects and Landscape Architects Association and the U.S. Green Building Council.

In his recreational time, Ibarra is an avid surfer and skateboarder.