Luis Sebastian Ugas

Luis Sebastian Ugas

Lima, Peru

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NYC Department of City Planning, New York, NY, US, Temporary planning/design position at Bronx office

This is a temporary urban planning and design position ending on December 31st 2019.

Jul 2019 - current

Estudio APU – Arquitectura y Proyectos Urbanos, Lima, PE, Co-founder and Senior Architect

Administrative duties:
- Contracts and agreements
- Accounting coordination
- Company databases
- Supplies stock
- Interns selection

Project coordination:
- Clients
- Municipal review committees
- Interns
- Suppliers
- Electrical engineers
- Structural engineers
- Plumbing engineers
- Land surveyors
- Cost engineers

Architectural design:
- Concept design
- Drafting
- -3D visualizations
- Construction documents

for residential, educational and commercial projects

Feasibility studies:
- Zoning, codes and parameter studies
- Spatial distribution studies
- Massing studies
- 3D visualizations
- Final Posters

Jan 2012 - Aug 2017

ACP – Apoyo Consultoría Pública, Lima, PE, External Planning Consultant

Urban analyst for five specific projects:

Comprehensive plans for 1)Rural communities of Ichuña and 2)Corire in Moquegua,Peru and the native communities of 3)Kiteni and 4)Kepashiato in Cusco,Peru.
5)Resettlement plan for Mining Project “La Granja”-Río Tinto


Research on secondary sources
- Gathering data (National/Municipal documents, plans and reports)
- Data analysis and synthesis

- Cadaster expert
- GIS specialist
- Environmental engineer
- Civil engineer
- Economists (team leaders)
- Local authorities
- Social affairs expert

Field work
- Data corroboration
- Data creation (GPS points and route tracking)
- Photographing

Community engagement
- Facilitating workshops and charrettes
- Facilitating participatory mapping activities
- Interviews with local authorities, educators and citizens

Spatial analysis
- Transport/connectivity analysis
- Travel Times/road use frequency
- Service dynamics analysis (health and education)

Mapping and visualization
- Data gathering (social, economic, geographic and prioritized projects)
- Maps creation (GIS)
- 3D Visualizations
- Photomontages

Land use planning
- Analysis of existing land uses
- Proposals for new land use schemes

Mar 2012 - Feb 2016

AOZ – Augusto Ortiz de Zevallos, Arquitecto y Urbanista, Lima, PE, Senior Architect and Project Coordinator

• Urban Strategies and design guidelines for the Ichu River Corridor Strategic Plan (Central Andes, Huancavelica - Perú)

• Design and coordination of the Renovation Project for Bajada de Baños de Barranco (Lima - Perú)

• Design and coordination of the project Club El Bosque (Lima – Perú)

Feb 2011 - Feb 2012

Samadhi Perú /Arquitectura Bioclimática Perú (Sister Companies), Lima, PE, Senior Architect and Project Coordinator

• Design and project coordination: Rebagliati Emergency-Care Hospital (Lima) and New Tarapoto Hospital (Northern Amazon, San Martín - Perú)

• Consultancy Services on Bioclimatic Analysis for Architecture projects (Lima – Perú)

Apr 2010 - Feb 2011

Figari Arquitectos, Lima, PE, Architecture Intern

Drawing assistance:

Architecture drafting and 3D Visualizations for commercial and housing projects

Apr 2008 - Feb 2009

Metropolitan Municipality of Lima, Lima, PE, Planning Intern

Planning assistance at the Urban Planning Office and the Zoning Compliance Certifications Office.

Jan 2006 - Mar 2007

Mantto SAC, Lima, PE, Construction Intern

Site supervisor's assistance in the construction of a mid-rise building in Miraflores, Lima-Peru

Feb 2006 - Apr 2006


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Urban Planning

Sep 2017 - May 2019

Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima, PE, Diploma in Regional Planning for Sustainable Development

Aug 2014 - Dec 2014

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), Lima, PE, Specialization Course in Comprehensive Planning

Oct 2013 - Dec 2013

Universidad Ricardo Palma, Lima, PE, Diploma in Bioclimatic and Energy-Efficient Architecture

Jan 2010 - Jun 2010

Universidad Ricardo Palma, Lima, PE, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2003 - Jul 2009

Areas of Specialization