Jean Pierre Crousse

Jean Pierre Crousse is principal of Barclay & Crousse Architecture, cofounded with Sandra Barclay in France in 1994. They opened a practice in Lima in 2006, pursuing his professional activity in France with the collective Atelier Nord Sud.

Their work manages a wide range of programs, in a transcontinental basis. Both their current practice and research are focused on merging Territory, Landscape and Architecture in a multiscale approach, which has been recognized by international awards at the XIV Buenos Aires Biennale, the IV Ibero-american Biennale and by the International Committee of Architectural Critics (CICA). The Italian editor Lettera Ventidue published in 2012 a monographic book about their work in the Peruvian desert coastline. Their projects have been published worldwide and showcased at several exhibitions in Europe, South America and Asia.

Crousse is Associate Professor of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He has previously been professor at the Paris Belleville School of Architecture (1999-2006) and visiting professor at the Reggio-Calabria University (Italy), The National University of El Litoral (Argentina), Diego Portales University (Chile) and Los Andes University (Colombia). As part of his academic research, Crousse has co-edited, with Oscar Malaspina, the book Architecture, Pedagogy and Innovation, published by the PUCP. He has participated in the Harvard GSD South America Project initiative with a research about the impact of infrastructure in the Peruvian Amazon basin.