Luis Callejas (1981, Medellin) is an Architect, former founding partner of Paisajes Emergentes and now director of LCLA OFFICE. His practice stands in the intersection between the fields of landscape, architecture and urbanism, oriented toward new forms of public realms through environmental and territorial operations.
In 2010 Luis Callejas was selected as one of the world’s ten best young architecture practices by the Iakov Chernikhov foundation, after the evaluation of 133 nominees from 25 countries. In the five years since starting to practice as Architect, he has designed and completed two of the most relevant recent projects in Latin America for public sports infrastructure: The aquatic centre for the XI South American games , and the complete renovation of the main soccer stadium in Bogota, Colombia. Both projects were commissioned through open and public international competitions and the construction works were completed in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
Since 2008 Luis Callejas has received diverse recognitions in sixteen design competitions.
Currently Luis is a Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has been previously engaged as visiting professor at the master in Urban design studies in the University of Toronto, the Oslo school of Architecture, Scola da Cidade in Sao Paulo, Brazil and UPB in Medellín, Colombia. In recent years Luis has been lecturing extensively in diverse venues, seminars and Universities in North America, Europe, Latin America, Scandinavia and Australia.
Projects and essays by Luis Callejas have been published in relevant international design magazines and journals as Domus, Abitare, Architectural Review, Mark , Frame , Praxis, Quaderns, Arquitectura Viva, AV Proyectos, C3 , Scape and 2G dossier.
In July 2012 Luis was the winner of the Pamphlet Architecture 33 competition. He will be the next author to develop a critical monograph for the PA series by Princeton Architectural press.