A two day symposium reflecting on architecture in the Americas at Faculdade de Arquitectura e Urbanismo FAUUSP.
This event is a joint and collaborative project by FAUUSP and the University of Texas School of Architecture.
JUNE 13 + JUNE 14, 2013
Auditorium at FAUUSP
23˚ 32' S
Arquitetos Associados is a collaborative studio of architecture and urban design based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The office was founded in 1996. The founding partners are Alexandre Brasil, André Luiz Prado, Bruno Santa Cecília, Carlos Alberto Maciel and Paula Zasnicoff. Established in parallel to academic teaching appointments, the work of Arquitetos Associados deals with a great range of scales and programs.
The partners are always committed to critically review and rethink programmatic and construction issues beyond its mere ordinary sense, in parallel to the reconsideration of vernacular construction in some small-scale typologies. The design approach focuses on the careful design of the main infrastructural elements recognizing the virtues of indeterminacy, thus seeking for an open concept that could increase the life span of buildings while allowing changes and flexibility in use, transformation and growth.
Among their most recent and most prominent works are art pavilions and support structures at Inhotim, a Contemporary Art Center and sculpture park in Minas Gerais in Brazil.×
Camilo Restrepo Ochoa was born in Medellin, Colombia in 1974. He studied architecture at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin. He holds a master degree in architecture and urban culture from Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelone Spain.
Restrepo Ochoa is the founder of /.AGENdA, an architecture agency where they design relations in space through applied research projects, covering all scales from micro architectural projects and cultural analysis to territorial , regional and hinterland issues.
In 2012, Restrepo Ochoa was one of three finalists for the first edition of the Rolex mentor Protégé Award for architecture. His projects have been pulished worldwide in magazines such as Abitare, Domus, Arquine, amongst others. He has been a Visiting critic and lecturer at different universities and various international cultural institutions such as the MACBA in Barcelone, Spain , the University of Virginia and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, Cambridge.×
Born in San Jose, Costa Rica (1959). Moved to the United States in 1974. Trained as an architect at the University of Houston College of Architecture (B.Arch.1981). Established Carlos Jimenez Studio in 1983. Tenured Professor at Rice University School of Architecture (2000), having taught at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Texas A&M University, University of California in Los Angeles and at Berkeley, University of Navarra in Pamplona Spain, Williams College, Tulane University, University of Houston, GSD at Harvard University, University of Texas at Arlington and at Austin, and University of Oregon.
Jimenez is a frequent lecturer, critic and jury member at national and international architecture events. Jury member of the Pritzker Architecture Prize since 2001.
Jimenez has received several awards for excellence in design from Architectural Record, the American Institute of Architects and the Architectural League of New York among others.×
Tod Williams and Billie Tsien founded Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects in 1986. Their studio, located in New York City, focuses on work for institutions - museums, schools and non-profits; organizations that value issues of aspiration and meaning, timelessness and beauty. Parallel to their practice, Williams and Tsien maintain active teaching careers and lecture worldwide.
Their body of work includes Hereford College at the University of Virginia, the American Folk Art Museum in New York, two additions to the Phoenix Art Museum in Arizona, the David Rubenstein Atrium at New York’s Lincoln Center, the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, and a dormitory at Haverford College in Philadelphia.
An information technology campus for Tata Consultancy Services in Mumbai, India is under construction, in addition to two new skating rinks for Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University.
The firm, with Davis Brody Bond, was recently awarded the commission to design the New Embassy Compound in Mexico City.×
Kevin Alter is the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Academic Director for Architecture Programs, Sid W. Richardson Centennial Professor of Architecture, Director of the Summer Academy in Architecture, and Associate Director of the Center for American Architecture and Design at The University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in design, construction, and theory.
He is a graduate of Bennington College and of Harvard University. His professional practice, alterstudio architects, llp, has received more than sixty design awards and been widely published. Editor of nine books, his writing has also appeared in Architecture, Progressive Architecture, and Architectural Design, among other journals, and he has curated many exhibitions that have been shown in numerous venues. He has been a Visiting Critic, Reviewer, Lecturer and Visiting Professor at dozens of institutions around the world. Together with Michael Benedikt, Wilfried Wang and Barbara Hoidn he is series editor of the O´Neil Ford monograph and duograph series, the latter focusing on the works of emerging Latin American architects.×
Smiljan Radic Clarke (born in Santiago de Chile, 1965), graduated from the Catholic University of Chile in 1989 and studied at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Italy. He travelled for three years before he opened his own studio in 1995 in Chile. He was chosen as the Best Chilean Architect under 35 by the College of Architects of Chile in 2001, selected to be part of Architectural Record's Design Vanguard 2008 and awarded Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects in 2009.
Smiljan Radic has given presentations at numerous conferences and was invited to many expositions like Global Ends en Gallery Ma Tokio, 2010; People Meet in Architecture with Marcela Correa in the 12th Biennal di architectura di Venezia in Italy, 2010 and a video Un Ruido Naranjo at the Museum of Contemporany Art Hiroshima, in 2012. His work has been published in various international magazines including several monographic publications.
Smiljan Radic currently works together with the sculptor Marcela Correa in Chile.×
Jean Pierre Crousse and Sandra Barclay
Both born in Peru, studied at Ricardo Palma University in Lima and obtained further degrees at Paris-Belleville School of Architecture and at Politecnico di Milano, respectively. Barclay & Crousse was founded in 1994 in Paris, France. After 12 years of practice, moved to Lima and opened a new studio, while their activity in France continued under the name Atelier Nord-Sud. Barclay & Crousse received international awards from Architectural Review, Architectural Record, Wallpaper among others. Their work was first runner-up for the best built project at the IV Bienal Iberoamericana, and got a nomination for the French prize Equerre d’Argent. Their work has been exhibited and published worldwide, including the 13th Venice Biennale. The Italian editor Lettera Ventidue recently published a monograph about their works in the Peruvian desert coastline.
They are both professors at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú since 2006. Currently, the studio has many projects under construction such as The Place for Memory and the Paracas culture museum in Peru, as well as a 170-unit mixed housing project in Nantes, France.×
Luis Aldrete received his degree in architecture by ITESO (Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara) in 1995.
From 1996-2000 he worked in architectural practices in Spain. In 1999 he earned a degree in Advanced Studies at the Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya.
For the period 2000-2007, he established hipogeo| estudio de arquitectura and was appointed design professor at ITESM ( Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education). From 2003-2005 he taught Architectural Theory and Design at ITESO.
In 2011, his shelter project for the pilgrimage route La Ruta del Peregrino in Mexico ( masterplan Tatiana Bilbao architects) is selected as part of the permanent collection of architecture of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France.
His work was exhibited at the Guadalajara Architecture Biennale, México in 2003, at the IV Iberoamerican Biennale of Architecture in Lima, Peru in 2004, in 2006 at the exhibition Sequences at the Instituto Cultural Cabanas in Guadalajara, México, in 2007, among others. The most recent exhibitions entries comprise the Biennale di Venezia in 2012, and the Exhibition at LIGA, México in 2013.×