Juan Carlos Arteaga, Division Director, North Terminal Development Program  
Juan Carlos Arteaga
Juan Carlos Arteaga

Director for North Terminal Development Program


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Phone: 305-869-5694
Fax: 305-876-0601
Mailing Address:

PO BOX 025504
MIAMI, FL 33102-5504

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Juan Carlos Arteaga has served as the Program Director for Miami International Airport’s North Terminal Development (NTD) Program since December 2005. His duties include managing and directing the design and construction of the $2.9 billion NTD Program, which will expand and renovate concourses A, B, C, D and E at MIA into a state-of-the-art, 1.3-mile-long linear terminal.

Within the first few months of assuming his current position, he was able to substantially change the course of the program by addressing phasing sequences (including the closure of Concourse A), completing all of the design documents, and redirecting the program toward a successful and timely completion. The NTD Program has consistently delivered milestones and gate openings according to the new consolidated overall program schedule. He directs a group of more than 110 architects, engineers, planners and schedulers for the NTD. He also supervises and coordinates all construction issues with the main managing general contractor (Parsons-Odebrecht Joint Venture) as well as all other general and trade contractors working on the NTD Program.

Prior to joining the Aviation Department, Arteaga was the Airport Division Director for the Miami-Dade Building Department from 2001 to 2005. His duties included managing and supervising the operation of the Building Department’s satellite office at MIA and being responsible for all activities and disciplines including but not limited to building (structural, mechanical, plumbing and electrical), code enforcement requirements, plan review, building permits and code-required mandatory inspections at all County-owned airports (MIA, Homestead, Opa-locka and Tamiami). Arteaga was responsible for 310 Aviation Department projects that included North Terminal Development, South Terminal expansion, Regional Commuter Facility, new north runway, MIA Midfield Fire Rescue facility, concourses A, E, F and G programs, several maintenance repair and storage airplane hangars, and the Miami Intermodel Center (MIC).

Arteaga has a broad range of experience as a professional architect, urban planner, general contractor and design-build and construction manager spanning 28 years. Prior to his years of County service, he has served in various capacities for numerous architectural firms in the private sector, including: Associate Architect, Ocampo and Associates; President, A&A Architect, Inc.; Principal, Siarco SRL., Architects, Engineers and Builders; Project Architect, Gauthier, Alvarado and Associates; Principal, Arteaga SRL., Architects and Builders; and Architect/Engineer, Radian Inc. He has designed and built, in many cases, landmark projects in various continents such as: Weston Town Center in Broward County; a 360-acre satellite city in Santa Cruz, Bolivia; the master plan for the University of Dchang in the Republic of Cameroon; the agricultural campus of the University of Sana’a in the Republic of Yemen; the science building addition at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.; and a myriad of residential, educational, commercial, hospital, urban design and development projects.

He currently serves as an adjunct professor at Florida International University, teaching courses in building codes and regulations and quality control and assurance to graduate and undergraduate students. He was also a professor at Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz, where he taught architectural design from 1996 to 1998, and at the Universidad Mayor de San Simon from 1984 to 1985.

He has received numerous design awards for his architectural and urban contributions outside of Miami-Dade County, in addition to winning the Best Master Plan Award from the Association of Building Code Officials in 2004 during his tenure at MIA.

He is a Registered Architect, Urban Planner, Certified General Contractor, Threshold Building Inspector, Building Plans Examiner, Building Inspector and a Certified Building Official in the state of Florida, as well as a Certified Building Code Official with the International Code Council.

He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in architecture, a master’s in urban planning and a diplomate in urban design. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia.