Principal, Barclay & Crousse Architecture, Peru
Last updated: February 01, 2023
Jean-Pierre Crousse is Principal of Barclay & Crousse Architecture, based in Lima, Peru.
He is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (2006- ).
Jean-Pierre Crousse co-founded Barclay & Crousse Architecture with Sandra Barclay in Paris in 1994. The firm has been based in Lima, Peru, since 2006. The studio manages a wide range of programs on a transcontinental basis, leading a design laboratory that explores the bonds between landscape, climate, and architecture. Their work challenges common notions about technology, usage, and well-being that, from specific conditions of developing countries, can inform and be pertinent in a global context.
Barclay & Crousse was awarded the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize by IIT Chicago (2018), the Oscar Niemeyer Prize (2016), the Peruvian National Prize of Architecture – Hexágono de Oro (2014 & 2018), and the Latin America Prize (2013), given by the International Committee of Architectural Critics (CICA). The firm also received international honors at the 20th Pan-American Biennale of Quito (2016), the 4th Ibero American Design Biennale (2004), and the 14th Buenos Aires Biennale (2013). Their lecture building for the University of Piura was exhibited at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale (2018). Barclay & Crousse were curators of the Peruvian Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale (2016), which obtained the Special Mention of the Jury.
Jean Pierre Crousse studied architecture at Universidad Ricardo Palma Lima (1987) and the Politécnico di Milano (1989). He was a teacher at Ecole d’Architecture de Paris Belleville (1999-2006), and was a Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at Yale University (2019-21) and Professor at the University of Virginia (2020).
Jean-Pierre Crousse will be a member of the Holcim Awards 2023 jury for Latin America.