On Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen of the international-award-winning firm Pezo von Ellrichshausen will deliver a lecture as part of the Stuckeman School lecture series. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Pezo von Ellrichshausen is an art and architecture studio established in Concepcion, southern Chile, in 2002 by Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen. They teach regularly at the IIT College of Architecture in Chicago and at the Universidad Catolica de Chile and have been visiting professors at the University of Texas (Austin, 2011-2014) and at Cornell University (New York, 2009). Their work has been distinguished with the Mies Crown Hall Americas Emerge Prize (Chicago, 2014), the Rice Design Alliance Prize (Houston, 2012), the V Iberoamerican Architecture Biennial Award (Montevideo, 2006) and the XV Chilean Architecture Biennial Award (Santiago, 2006). The studio’s work has been edited in monographic issues of A+U (Tokyo, 2013), 2G (Barcelona, 2012) and ARQ (Santiago, 2007) and exhibited at the International Architecture Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice, 2010), at the Royal Academy of Arts (London, 2014) and as part of the permanent collection at the MoMA (New York, 2014).
Mauricio Pezo completed a Master in Architecture at the Universidad Catolica de Chile (Santiago, 1998) and a degree in architecture at the Universidad del Bio-Bio (Concepcion, 1999). He has been awarded the Young Architect Prize by the Chilean Architects Association (Santiago, 2006) and the Municipal Art Prize by the Concepcion City Hall (Concepcion, 2013).
Sofia von Ellrichshausen holds a degree in architecture from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, 2002) where she was distinguished with the FADU-UBA Honors Diploma.