Felipe Correa is Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Design and Director of the Urban Design Degree Program. A New York-based architect and urbanist, Correa works at the confluence of Architecture, Urbanism and Infrastructure. Through his design practice, Somatic Collaborative, he has developed design projects and consultancies with the public and private sector in multiple cities and regions across the globe, including Mexico City, New Orleans, Quito, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Seoul among many others.
Correa is the co-founder and director of the South America Project (SAP), a trans-continental applied research network that proactively endorses the role of design within rapidly transforming geographies of the South American Continent. SAP specifically focuses on how a spatial synthesis best afforded by design can provide alternative physical and experiential identities to the current spatial transformations reshaping the South American Hinterland. He is currently finishing a monograph, Beyond the City: Resource Extraction Urbanism in South America (forthcoming). The volume examines the role of architecture and urban planning in the creation and administration of landscapes of intense resource extraction. Recently, Correa finished A Line in the Andes (ARD Publishing, 2013) a graphic biography on Quito (Ecuador), which examines the city’s most pressing urban challenges for the 21st century.
His design work, research, and writings have been published in journals, including Architectural Design, Architectural Record, Harvard Design Magazine, MONU, Ottagono, and PLOT among many others.
Correa has lectured and exhibited worldwide at many universities and conferences. Most recently at Columbia University, Cornell University, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, Tulane University, University of Pennsylvania, The National Arts Club of New York, and the Pan-American Architecture Biennale, among others. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Tulane University, and his Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard’s GSD.