Emilio Padilla, AIA is a project principal at JGMA (Juan Gabriel Moreno Architects). Emilio studied architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago and also lived and studied in Merida, Mexico and Barcelona, Spain during his academic career.
At JGMA, Emilio oversees and manages the firm's large-scale projects through the design and construction phases. Through his work experience and influence, Emilio’s portfolio includes a wide range of local and international project types; public and private sector, high-rise, hospitality, commercial and non- profit organizations.
Emilio has served as past president of Arquitectos Inc., where he supports the success of the organization’s mission. His mission-driven leadership has expanded services provided by Arquitectos to students, emerging professionals, and licensed professionals seeking further professional development. Emilio is also a member of Landmarks Illinois and serves on the board of directors. He is very active in his community and has served as a commissioner for the historic preservation commission in Berwyn, IL.