Sebastian Cilloniz

Sebastian Cilloniz

Lima, Peru

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With eight years of experience in the architecture field, I have participated in all stages of the design process in a varied number of projects ranging from single-family housing to institutional projects and competitions. In these projects, I have held positions of leadership or as part of a larger team where I have honed my design, drafting, managerial and decision making skills.

As Partner in my own small firm, Tarata, I oversaw the design and development of projects of varying scales, from installations and exhibits to housing and institutional competitions.

Additionally, in 2015 I joined the design team of the Ministry of Education of Peru in order to design and build, in an unprecedented effort, a modular system of schools for the Amazon Rainforest. In parallel, I have kept an active participation in academics by teaching design studios for over 5 years in the Pontificia Universidad Catolica in Lima.

I recently graduated from the Master of Science Advanced Architectural Design program at Columbia University, where I am currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the MSAAD Summer Studio. Prior to that, I hold a five-year Bachelor’s Degree from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica in Lima, Peru.


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Assisting Bernard Tschumi's Advanced Studio Fall 2018 - Concept and Authorship.

Sep 2018 - current

Bernard Tschumi Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Architectural Designer for the development of projects and design competitions in the office.

Sep 2017 - current

Ministerio de Educaion del Peru, Lima, PE, Senior Architect

Co-designed modular school system for rural areas in the Peruvian Amazon Basin.

Co-led the elaboration of a joint venture between the Ministry, the World Health Organization and the FAU PUCP to design alternative water and sewage systems for the Peruvian jungle.

Plan Selva project awarded the Hexagono de Oro (Golden Hexagon), the maximum recognition in the XVII Bienal de Arquitectura Peruana (17th Peruvian Architecture Biennial).

Plan Selva project published in ARKINKA #249 ISSN 1815-9273.

Plan Selva project selected to be showcased as part of the Peruvian pavilion OUR AMAZON FRONTLINE at the 15th Architectural Exhibition in the Bienalle di Venezia. The Peruvian pavilion obtained an honorable mention, along with Japan.

Jan 2015 - Apr 2016

Tarata SAC, Lima, PE, Partner and Senior Architect

Architecture and design studio that focuses on multi scalar projects with added value and meaning.

Lead architect in multiscalar projects undertaken by the office.

Consultant for design and implementation of graphic and human centered design projects.

Jan 2012 - Apr 2016

Barclay & Crousse Architecture, Lima, PE, Architect

Peruvian – French studio founded in 1994 by Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse. They manage a wide range of programs and focus both on the relationship to landscape and human well being through pertinence in use, space and light.

Part of the design team for the architecture competition of the Lugar de la Memoria (Place of Memory). Awarded first place.

Lead architect in different projects designed by the studio.

Feb 2010 - Dec 2011


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Advanced Architectural Design

Jun 2016 - May 2017

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), Lima, PE, BArch, Architecture and Urbanism

Mar 2003 - Dec 2008

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