• B.S. in Architecture, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • M.S. in Project Management, Colorado Tech University


Juan Pablo Valenzuela has over 15 years of experience in construction. After working in the HVAC trade as a sheet metal worker to help pay for community college, he worked as an architect intern for McCormick Architecture in El Paso. He moved to San Antonio to continue his education in architecture at the University of Texas at San Antonio while renovating houses with John Thompson Architect.

For Valenzuela’s senior project, he participated in an international exchange program with University National Autonomous of Mexico to help design and build a battered girls home shelter in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. After graduating, he continued his education in the project management master’s program at Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

After graduating, Valenzuela moved back to San Antonio and worked for Tejas Premier in the estimating and management departments for five years. As a pro-bono practice, he estimated, coordinated the design, managed, and renovated the interior of the Maggie Hartman Down Syndrome Association building. Afterwards, Valenzuela worked for Caddell Construction as architectural quality control at Lackland Air Force Base before joining the St. Mary’s University family.

Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Valenzuela now calls San Antonio home. He has a 4-year-old son and his wife is successful in the construction industry. He enjoys travelling and sketching, and his favorite sport is soccer. He has two shih tzu dogs named Lego and Foster. 

Professional Memberships

  • Board of Directors member of the Down Syndrome Association of South Texas
  • Board Director to Dreams Fulfilled Through Music

Licensures and Certifications

  • Construction Quality Management certificate U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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