Glenda Puente is a Miami-based architect making an impact through practice, teaching, writing and service. She holds a master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Florida (Alpha Rho Chi Medal 2011). Born and raised in Ecuador, her graduate studies were dedicated to the subject of Latin American Modernism with a focus on adaptive use and the Modern Movement in Quito. Since 2015, she is Chapter President of DOCOMOMO US / Florida, a non-profit organization that promotes mid-century modern architecture and Adjunct Faculty at Florida International University School of Architecture where she teaches graduate level architectural design studios. In 2016 she was appointed US Coordinator for the Bienal Panamericana de Arquitectura de Quito (BAQ). As an independent writer she has contributed to Curbed Miami, Plataforma Arquitectura, Br Magazine and Un dia una arquitecta. As a film enthusiast, she is a member of the AIA Miami Architecture and Design Film Festival committee. Recently, she was elected to AIA Florida’s Citizen Architect Class of 2017 for playing an important role in shaping Florida communities through public service and was also selected as a scholar in the inaugural Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program, a program that prepares emerging professionals for future leadership roles. Previous work experience includes Project Architect at Glavovic Studio, an innovative and award-winning architecture, art and urban design firm.