Pablo Allard

Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies

Pablo Allard is the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies at Harvard. He is an architect and urban designer living and working in Santiago de Chile. Allard holds a degree in architecture and a MArch from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile as well as an MAUD and DDeS degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Since 2011 he serves as Dean at the Faculty of Architecture and Arts at Universidad Del Desarrollo UDD in Santiago and Concepción, Chile and will be teaching at Harvard during his sabbatical term.

He is also Principal at Allard & Partners architecture, landscape and urban design Founding Partner at Nueva Via, focused on the development of transportation infrastructure projects, and Board Member at Patagonia Sur, dedicated to conservation and sustainable development in Chilean Patagonia

During his studies at the GSD, and in partnership with Pritzker awardee Alejandro Aravena, in 1999 Allard co-founded the “Do-Tank” ELEMENTAL focused on applied innovation for social housing and urban design. After the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Chile in 2010, he left ELEMENTAL to serve as National Urban Reconstruction Coordinator at the Chilean Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, leading the recovery master plans of more than 150 Chilean cities and towns.

Allard has taught at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, UDD, PUCE in Ecuador and the University of Arizona. His work has been exhibited in the Venice Biennale, the Nai and the Chilean Bienal.

Along with his academic and professional work, he is the author and editor of several books and papers, columnist for the chilean newspaper “La Tercera”, Board member at the Corporation for Infrastructure Policy, the Council for the Santiago Metropolitan Region Resilience Strategy Program and the Santiago Metropolitan Region Smart City Strategic Program, he also served as board member of the National Council for Culture and the Arts, the Presidential Commission for Urban Mobility and the Presidential Commission for the National Urban Development Policy.