Alejandro Aravena

Alejandro Aravena is the principal of Alejandro Aravena Architects and the executive director of Elemental, a do-tank focusing on projects of social impact.

In 2008 he was named one of the 20 essential young architects by Icon magazine and won the Silver Lion for “most promising architect” at the Venice Biennale. In 2009 he won the Marcus Prize for Architecture, which recognises emerging talents, and was one of 10 recipients of RIBA’s 2010 International Fellowships.

Aravena also sits on the jury for the internationally acclaimed Pritzker Architecture Prize and held visiting professorship at Harvard University from 2000 to 2005. He is the Elemental Copec Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.