Alejandro Ciudad

Alejandro Ciudad

Washington, DC, US

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Peruvian Architect with single/multi family residential and commercial buildings experience. Currently residing in Washington DC.


Antunovich Associates, Washington, DC, US, Staff Architect

+ Solera Kennsington Senior Living, Construction Administration of 167,823 SF building with independent, assisted and memory care living units. RFI and Submittal Review.
+ 1900 Half Street, Construction Administration of 481,235 SF Multi-Family residential building. Preliminary Unit punchlist of 453 units. COR, RFIs and Submittal Review.
+ Material, Code and technical research.

Sep 2018 - Apr 2020

Fox Architects LLC, Washington, DC, US, Staff Designer

+ 1333 New Hampshire Avenue. Design Development of existing 322,500 gross square feet office building, and expanding it to approximately 335,709 gross square Class A office building.
+ Design Development of 1001 Penn Lobby, closing the existing foyer and expanding the floor area while opening unused office space into the public.
+ Fabrication Lab supervisor.

Sep 2017 - Aug 2018

Arqdesign, Lima, PE, Project Architect

+ Design development for clients and competitions + 3d modeling and renderings
+ Coordination with clients and providers
+ Site supervision and project filing
+ Parametric design development of Alvarez Calderon facade
+ Design development of “Calle 9” residential house/car museum
+ Design of 3 prairie houses in Azpitia, Lima
+ Design development of “DLP House”
+ Facade design, lobby design, and coordination of “Las Orquidias” building.

Feb 2014 - Aug 2015

Independent, Lima, PE, Project Architect

+ Design Development, Construction Documents and Construction Administration + Interior Design Development and implementation
+ Project coordinator and owners representative.

Mar 2011 - Oct 2012


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, MSAAD

The Master of Science degree in Advanced Architectural Design is a three-semester program aimed at providing outstanding young professionals—who already hold a Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture—the opportunity to conceptualize design as a critical practice that shapes the world’s technological, relational, and environmental evolutions. The program is viewed as a framework for exploring both academic and professional concerns through a set of inquiries and premises: architecture and its design practices are critical in addressing contemporary challenges; architectural specificity is the result of transdisciplinary cooperation; architecture’s future agency lies in the discipline’s capacity to mobilize realities across different scales and time frames. These ideas are explored through innovations in representational tools and the embrace of new probationary artifacts, inviting students to shift away from the specialized mastery of specific scales towards methods of “interscalarity.” By aligning new models of response to new architectural modes of practice, the Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design program strives to empower graduating students in the face of unknown future scenarios.

Jun 2016 - May 2017

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), Lima, PE, BArch, Arquitectura & Urbanismo

The program at PUCP consists of an academic training based on humanistic and scientific education, integrated with the experience of the architectural project, the study of the physical space, the society and the contemporary culture. The projects created will then integrate cultural, social, landscaping, geographic, functional and economic requirements maintaining the harmony with the environment. Addressing the demands and needs of the Peruvian society or any other foreign society.

Feb 2008 - Dec 2013

Alexander von Humboldt, Lima, PE, High School, High School

Mar 1996 - Dec 2007


Exhibitor at the 2019 Honk Kong Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, Other


Informed by the post-disaster landscape and its fragile, complex potential, these proposals extract and nurture future realities inspired by found conditions. In comparison to the technological utopias imagined for the megacity, the architecture proposed is markedly more modest and akin to minimally-invasive operations – both being traits at-scale with the community.

Each of the proposals applied research methods guided by “architectural behaviorology” and examined former and potential Actor-network relationships within the tenuous conditions at Odaka, Minamisoma, Fukushima. Informed by interviews and on-site observations, each project explored a specific set of relationships between “actors,” and how such “actors” could perform in order to re-activate the socio-ecological network in the specific area. These projects were developed from research conducted at the Columbia University GSAPP with instructors Momoyo Kaijima, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto of Atelier Bow Wow, and Tamotsu Ito.


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