After graduation, I was in the First-Year College program from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, United State.
Studied architecture at Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia with courses on urban planning, city studies and architectural design.
Design masters from Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan, Italy.
Shortly after graduating, I started working for the architecture studio of Colombian architect Giancarlo Mazzanti, where I could see up close, his interesting approach towards design in which the success of a project should be measured by the social impact it has. After almost a year in this studio, I decided I wanted to explore other areas of my career on my own, and started a design-build venture in which I was able to work on diverse architectural projects from the initial phases all the way to the construction. During my time in Milan, I was able to collaborate with Officina Architteti, a design studio that focuses on large scale projects all over the world, which gave me a new perspective on the way architecture is perceived by the end user. In Italy, I was also able to work for LVMH group as Project Manager. This experience was really interesting, because regardless of the projects being developed, my role as a project manager, gave me a glimpse at the reality of what plans and design represent. I was responsible for logistics, permits, socialization, construction, budget and all other areas of an architectural project. Finally, after returning to my hometown, I started my own firms that focuses on City Consulting, where I have been fortunate enough to participate and carry out important projects for the city planning office.
Areas of interest
I became an architect because I believe our craft is the testimony of our collective minds and it is therefore our responsibility to generate a positive impact on our society. As we are faced with global threats such as poverty and global warming, I believe we can make a change. I am particularly interested in projects that work towards making cities a better and more livable place for every member of society. I’m strongly drawn towards doable projects that stay on the practical side and center on the execution phases. I consider land use and zoning laws to be tools that need to be studied and implemented correctly to create better urban spaces. I also believe in the power of ICT’s to make a greater impact. Finally, I am interested in the governance structures that can secure the success of important urban projects.