Design Critic in Landscape Architecture
Architect, P. Universidad Católica de Chile (1998) and Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania School of Design (2005.) Private practice in architecture and landscape architecture and Associate Professor at Universidad Católica’s School of Architecture in Graduate Landscape Architecture Studios. The focus of his professional and academic work has been to position the concept of Landscape as a structural element of design at the urban scale. Professionally he collaborated with Chilean architect Teodoro Fernández, winning first prize in the international design competitions for the Park of the Americas (Santiago, 1999), the New Building for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Santiago, 2001), the Isla Cautín Park (Temuco, 2011), the Park of La Ciudadanía (Santiago, 2012) and the Metropolitan Park Cerros de Chena (Santiago, 2016), along with designing the project for the renewal of Santiago’s Quinta Normal Park (2011), among others.
Upon graduating from Penn he was awarded the Faculty Medal in Landscape Architecture, the Landscape Architecture Prize in Theory and Criticism, and the ASLA Certificate of Merit Award. Internationally, he was Landscape Designer at OLIN in Philadelphia (2003-2005) and Associate Landscape Designer at James Corner Field Operations in New York (2005-2008.) He was awarded, with Anita Berrizbeitia, a Honorable Mention in the competition for Caracas’ Grand Central Square (2004) and was a finalist, also with Berrizbeitia, in the competition for the Parque del Lago in Quito (2008.) In 2016 he won first prize in the international competition for Nueva Alameda Providencia, in association with Idom, Groundlab and Lyon Bosch Architects, with whom he is currently associated. His work has been published in Chile and internationally.