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Name: González, Guillermo (1932-2013)


Historical Note: Guillermo González was born in Cuba in 1932. In 1950, he graduated from the De La Salle School in Vedado, Havana. González left Cuba in 1961 and began working as a draftsman at HJ Ross Associates where he stayed for twenty years. During his time with HJ Ross Associates, he earned degrees in mechanical engineering from Florida International University and the University of Wisconsin. After his time with HJ Ross Associates, González went on to work for sixteen years as the head of the mechanical engineering department at Spillis-Candela Architects. He later worked with McDowell Engineers and TLC Consulting Engineers for fourteen years. In May 2011, on the fiftieth anniversary of his career, González retired from engineering. In addition to his contributions to the field of engineering, he was an active community member. González was active in the Coral Gables Historic Preservation Board and the emerging Cuban Museum. He frequently presented his locally renowned slide collection at local bookstore Books and Books. Besides his dedication to the local community of Coral Gables, González was an avid world traveler. Guillermo González passed away in Miami on June 23, 2013 at the age of 81.






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