Sandra Barclay

Design Critic in Urban Planning and Design

Sandra Barclay was formed as an architect in Lima and Paris. She obtained a Master’s degree in Landscape and Territory at the UDP, Chile. She received the Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the University of Piura, Peru, 2018. She currently teaches at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Perú (PUCP). Her academic experience includes a 16-year tenure as Associate Professor at the PUCP (2006-present), and visiting professor at Yale School of Architecture (2019 and 2021) and at University of Virginia UVA (2020). She has received the 2018 Woman in Architecture Award from the London-based Architects’ Journal and Architectural Review. She has been a member of the jury for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, 2021 and the 6th International Lafarge Holcim Awards,2020. She is a foreign member of the French Académie d’Architecture and Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Sandra was co-curator, along with Jean Pierre Crousse, of the Peruvian Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale, 2016, which obtained the Jury’s Special Mention.

Sandra 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.