Jean Pierre Crousse

Design Critic in Urban Planning and Design

Jean Pierre Crousse was formed as an architect in Lima and Milan. He obtained a Master’s degree in Landscape and Territory at the UDP, Chile. He is currently the Director of the Master Program in Architecture at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP). His academic experience includes a 6-year experience teaching at the Paris-Belleville School of Architecture (1999-2006), a 16-year tenure as Associate Professor at the PUCP (2006-present), and visiting professor as Design Critic at Harvard GSD (2015), at Yale School of Architecture (2019 and 2021) and at University of Virginia UVA (2020). He has been a Curatorial advisor for Peru, for the MoMA exhibition “Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980”, 2015, and member of the jury for the MCHAP Prize, Chicago, 2016. He is a foreign member of the French Académie d’Architecture. Jean Pierre was co-curator, along with Sandra Barclay, of the Peruvian Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale, 2016, which obtained the Jury’s Special Mention. He is the author of “Landscape in Central Andes” (PUCP, 2020) and editor of “Urban Black Holes” (PCP, 2017)

Jean Pierre co-founded Barclay & Crousse Architecture in Paris, in 1994, established in Lima in 2006. The practice has been awarded the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize 2018, the Oscar Niemeyer Prize 2016, the Peruvian National Prize of Architecture in 2014 and 2018, and the Latin America Prize 2013, given by the International Committee of Architectural Critics (CICA), among other international prizes. Their work has been published worldwide and was part of the main exhibition at the 16th Venice Biennale, 2018.