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The Landscapists Seminars #34 Luis Callejas

Thursday 14 May 2020, 09:00 [UK time]

Luis Callejas, LCLA >>> Recent works and persistent enquires

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Luis Callejas is principal of LCLA office and full professor in landscape architecture at the Oslo School of Architecture. Before joining AHO he taught at Harvard University Graduate School of design from 2011-2016 (for both the architecture and landscape architecture departments).

His projects range from master plans, cities, gardens, installations, open buildings and vast landscapes. His recent research focuses on the act of decontextualisation and translation of different canonical landscapes to specific forms.

Completed works include the aquatic center for the XI South American games, an open-air complex of swimming pools and public space in Medellin.

Having obtained diverse recognition in multiple architecture, urban design and landscape competitions, Luis Callejas was awarded with the Architectural League of New York Prize for Young Architects in 2013 and selected as one of the world’s ten best young practices by the Iakov Chernikhov International Foundation in 2010. Callejas was nominated again in 2012 and 2014. In 2016 Callejas was one of the three finalists for the Rolex mentor and protege arts initiative. Callejas was selected as 2018 Patrick Geddes Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.

Since 2008 Luis Callejas has received diverse recognitions in twenty five design competitions, and his works exhibited recently at the first Chicago Architecture Biennial, the 2016 Lisbon triennial, the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennial, the 2019 Seoul architecture biennale and 2018 Venice Biennial among others.

Callejas is the author of Pamphlet Architecture 33 (Princeton Architectural Press, NY). The competition for PA33 asked previous authors in the series to nominate the architects and theorists whose work represents the most exciting design and research in the field today.

Other books include a monograph on his work “From paisajes emergentes to LCLA office” Edited by Giacinto Cervieri Ed Libria, Melfi.

Works and texts by Callejas have been published Abitare, Domus, Metropolis, Jola, Harvard design magazine, Praxis, Mark, C3, Scape, DeArq, Architectural review, LA Times among others.


The Landscapists Seminars are online conversations with leading designers and researchers working with landscape. Hosted by Ed Wall, they provide insights into unique project approaches, techniques and methods from around the world.

The seminars are generously supported by Wiley and School of Design, University of Greenwich, London.


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