2019 - Honorable Mention, CAAPPR XV Biennial of Architecture - “Therapeutic Pools La Esperanza”
2018 - First Place - Premio Obras CEMEX, Therapeutic Pools
2016 - A.I.A. Mention - Therapeutic Pools La Esperanza
2014 - A.I.A. Honor Award - El Blok
2014 - A.I.A. Honor Award- Therapeutic Pools
2013 - Mention, XII Biennal of Puerto Rico - "Boys and Girls Club's pool roof/Las Margaritas'
2012 - A.I.A. Honor Award - ‘Arkitektura Showroom’
2012 - A.I.A. UnBuilt Design Honor Award - ‘Boys and Girls Club, Bayamón’
2011 - National Prize, XII Bienal of Puerto Rico - ‘Natatorio Mayaguez 2010’
2007 - A.I.A. Honor Award - ‘Casa Delpín’
2007 - A.I.A. UnBuilt Design Honor Award - ‘Casa 774’
2007 - A.I.A. Mention - ‘Casa i 2.1’’
2006 - A.I.A. UnBuilt Design Honor Award - ‘Oceania’
2005 - Honor Award. IX Bienal of Puerto Rico - ‘Casa Viera’
2005 - A.I.A. Mention - ‘Casa Viera’
2004 - A.I.A. Honor Award - ‘Casa del Castillo’
2004 - Third Prize, ‘Casa Patio’ CAAPPR Housing competition; Category: Conventional Housing
2004 - Third Prize, ‘Casa Tilt-up’ CAAPPR Housing competition; Category: Experimental Housing
2003 - Mention. VIII Bienal of Puerto Rico - ‘Casa del Castillo’
2003 - 2nd. Prize - CAAPPR Annex Design Competition
2002 - Honorable Mention - VII Biennal of Puerto Rico - ‘Escuela de Bellas Artes de Carolina’
2000 - A.I.A. Honor Award -’Escuela de Bellas Artes de Carolina’
2000 - A.I.A. Mention- ‘Plaza del Mercado de Rio Piedras’
1994 - Mention: AIA UnBuilt Design Awards- Casa Pagán-Picó, Ocean Park
1992 - Premio de Honor IV Bienal de Arquitectura de Santo Domingo- Pabellón de las Artes
Architect Nataniel Fúster is the principal partner of ‘FUSTER + Architects, PSC’ and a managing member of ‘CASA-i ’, both firms based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He completed his Master’s degree in Architecture at the University of Puerto Rico and subsequently a Master’s degree in Urban Design (MAUD) and a Doctorate of Design (DDes) at Harvard University. He is the only Puerto Rican with this degree (DDes). His work explores the possibilities of prefabrication, natural light, sculptural spaces and forms as well as the integration of cultural, site specific and sustainable aspects into his designs.
His work has received numerous awards, both locally and internationally, including 9 Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA, PR chapter) and the 2011 National Prize of the CAAPPR for his residential, institutional and commercial buildings. One of his projects is featured in The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century Architecture among the world’s 1,000 best buildings of the 21st century, this being the first time that a project from Puerto Rico had included in the atlas. Another of his designs, El Blok hotel, was named as one of the best hotels of 2015 by Travel and Leisure and was featured in the ´Phaidon Atlas of Brutalist Architecture´. Fúster’s work has also been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and magazines such as Dwell, Architectural Record, Domus, Architectural Review, Architectural Digest, Surface and Wallpaper. He was the first Latin American whose work was included in Barcelona’s ‘Escofet’ catalog.
He is a full professor teaching Architectural design and Technology at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Architecture.