Felipe Robayo

Felipe Robayo

New York, NY, US



After obtaining my Bachelors degree in architecture from the Universidad de los Andes, in Bogotá, and as a result of winning a national competition, I founded a practice alongside two other colleagues. During my four years at CFA, I was directly involved in a wide array of projects including a sport facility, housing, retail, hotel, industrial, offices and renovations. Being the cofounding partner of a practice allowed me to oversee different stages of the design and construction process, strengthened my sense of responsibility and heightened my social skills, allowing me to effectively communicate with clients, contractors and peers.

I am highly passionate about design, which is why I decided to continue my professional  education at the post-graduate level in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. I graduated from the MSc in Advanced Architectural Design on May 2016. 



Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Teaching Assistant

Teacher Assistant for Phu Hoang´s Advanced Architectural Design Studio, In Service of…, Culture of Service Work and Play. The studio is based on the idea of service and it´s physical form in architecture. The studio intersects two different architectural forms of service – the omnipresent incubator workspace with building infrastructure services – in order to ask what role of service and “work” will be in architecture.

Jun 2016 - current

Contra Fuerte Arquitectura, Bogotá, CO, Co-founding Partner

Driven by a common interest in research, experimentation and innovation, CFA is created to develop independent and collaborative projects. Partners: Juan Sebastian Larrota and Nicolas Mujica.
Projects: Puerto Salguero Apartments (Housing), C Zone (Offices and Retail), Sora (Hotel and Retail), La Guajira Recycling Plant (Industrial), Habitat Store Renovation (Renovation Retail), Apto 90 (Renovation), Minibhu (Retail). Competitions: Eco-Offices, Centro Rubiales, El Volcan School, Cajica Auditorium, Ciudad Bolivar Municipality, Distrital Cinema.

Jan 2012 - May 2015


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design

Jun 2015 - May 2016

Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, CO, BArch, Bachelor in Architecture

Aug 2006 - Jun 2011

Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, São Paulo, BR, Semester Abroad

Jan 2010 - Jun 2010