Javier Fernández Porres
Javier Fernández Porres manages Totem’s growing roster of urban design projects based in Central America. While studying architecture at Universidad del Istmo in Guatemala City, he began work with the Municipality of Guatemala’s Urban Mobility Department on multiple expansions of the Transmetro Bus Rapid Transit system in 2010 and 2012. He also worked to implement a master plan related to the City’s bike lane system, Ciclovias, the first of which provided 25 kilometers of north to south bikeways crossing the city.
Upon graduating, Javier was formally hired by Guatemala City to work as an urban planner on the continued revitalization of Cuatro Grados Norte, managing placemaking initiatives such as the Festival del Shuco, Chileriemos la Cuadra, and other events designed to activate public spaces within the district. These efforts have help to establish Cuatro Grados Norte as one of the most recognized neighborhoods in the city and attract further private investment and real estate development to the area.