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Sandra Barclay + Jean Pierre Crousse Barclay & Crousse

Barclay & Crousse. Their work manage a wide range of programs and focuses both on the relationship to place and human wellbeing, through pertinence in usage and attention to time, space and light. They like to consider their projects as being part of a design laboratory that explore the bonds between landscape, climate and architecture, in order to challenge those notions of technology, usage, and quality of life that, from the specific conditions of developing countries, can inform and be pertinent in a global context.

Founded in 1994 in Paris, since 2006 the studio is based in Lima,  pursuing its activity in France with the Parisian studio Atelier Nord-Sud. Their work has been recognized by the first Oscar Niemeyer Prize, and in several international Biennales. They have been awarded by the International Committee of Architectural Critics (CICA) with the 2013 Latin America Prize.  Barclay & Crousse has earned the Peruvian Architecture National Prize, Hexágono de Oro, in 2014. Their work has been exhibited and published worldwide. The Italian editor Lettera Ventidue published in 2012 a monographic book about their work in the Peruvian desert coastline, presented at the 13th Venice Biennale.

Sandra Barclay

1967 born in Lima (Peru).  1990 Graduated as Architect at URP (Lima).  1993  Graduated as Architect at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville (France).  1993 Robert Camelot Prize for best Architectural Thesis in France.  1994 Established Barclay & Crousse Architecture in Paris, France.  2000 Fulbrignt Foundation and American Institute of Architects Fellowship.  2005-2006 Teacher at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris La Villette (Paris, France). 2006 Teacher at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.  2012  Participant for Peru at the 13th Venice Biennale. 2013  Master in Territory and Landscape, Universidad Diego Portales (Chile).  2016  Curator of the Peruvian Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale.

Jean Pierre Crousse 

1963 Born in Lima (Peru). 1987 Architecture degree at URP (Lima). 1989 graduated at the Politécnico di Milano (Italy).  1994 Established Barclay & Crousse Architecture in Paris, France.  1999-2006 Teacher at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris Belleville (France). 2006 Teacher at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.  2012  Member of the South America Project, GSD – Harvard University.  2012  Participant for Peru at the 13th Venice Biennale.  2013 Master in Territory and Landscape, Universidad Diego Portales (Chile).  2015 Design Critic at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.  2016  Member of the International Jury of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, Chicago.  2016  Curator of the Peruvian Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale.

Verónica Rosero

Verónica Rosero. (Quito - 1981) PhD in Architecture (Universidad de Alcalá, 2015) with the thesis "Demolition: the black hole of modernity", published by Editorial Diseño. Master in Architecture and City Projects (2009). International Doctorate Mention for research stays at the Delft University of Technology. Architect (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, 2006). She is currently an associate professor of Architectural Design and Final Degree Projects at the Universidad Central del Ecuador and Architectural Criticism at the Universidad de las Américas. External professor of the PhD in Architecture at the University of Alcalá. Central University Award 2019, indexed publications category, and BAQ XXIII Pan-American Award, printed books category. She has published in specialized magazines and given talks in Ecuador, Spain, France, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, and Mexico. Co-founder of I+D+A Architecture Studio with Néstor Llorca.
 

Néstor Llorca

Néstor Llorca. (Quito 1981) Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Alcalá with the thesis “Hybrid architectures of hybrid cultures. The case of Quito in the 20th century”. Master in Architecture and City Project and Architect from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, 2008. Member of the research groups “Theorization and diagnosis of contemporary habitat” and “Intelligent environments via cyber-physical systems”. He has published several articles in the areas of Theory and Criticism, as well as in Technology in journals from Ecuador, Colombia, Uruguay, Spain, Ireland, and Italy. BAQ XXIII Pan American Award, printed books category. He was dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Engineering at Universidad Internacional SEK between 2017 and 2022. Co-founder of I + D + A together with Verónica Rosero.
 

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