Sofia von Ellrichshausen

Design Critic in Architecture

Sofia von Ellrichshausen (b. 1976) is an Argentinean architect, artist and educator. Together with Mauricio Pezo, in 2002 she founded the art and architecture studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen, currently based in the southern Chilean city of Concepcion.

They have taught at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, at Cornell University in Ithaca, the University of Texas in Austin, the Porto Academy and at the Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago.

Pezo von Ellrichshausen’s work has been distinguished with the Mies Crown Hall Americas Emerge Prize by the IIT, the Spotlight Award by the Rice Design Alliance, the Iberoamerican Architecture Biennial Award, the Chilean Architecture Biennial Award and the Regional Architecture Award given by the Chilean Government.

Their work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, as part of the Permanent Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition, where they also were the curators for the Chilean Pavilion in 2008.

Among other venues, they have lectured at the MIT, Princeton SOA, Columbia GSAPP, Mendrisio Academy, TU Munich, the Tate Modern, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Victoria National Gallery, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Alvar Aalto Symposium and the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The work of the studio has been widely published and edited in monographic issues of AV (Madrid, 2017), A+U (Tokyo, 2013), 2G (Barcelona, 2012) and in the essay books Spatial Structure (Copenhagen: B Architecture publisher, 2016) and Naïve Intention (New York: Actar, 2018).

Sofia von Ellrichshausen holds a degree in Architecture from the Universidad de Buenos Aires where she was distinguished with the FADU- UBA Honors Diploma. She has been chair of the Jury at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.