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Daniel Bermúdez Samper


Daniel Bermúdez Samper is Emeritus Professor of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture & Design, Universidad de los Andes and Principal of Bermúdez Arquitectos in Bogotá, Colombia.

He graduated from the Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, with a degree in architecture (1973).

He was a faculty member of the Universidad de Los Andes teaching in the Department of Architecture & Design (1973-2013). He coordinated the Degree project course (BA), part of the faculty team in charge of thesis projects and was a member of the Architecture, City and Education (ACE) research team.

He received the Bienal Colombiana de Arquitectura (1992, 1998 and 2004), the Asocreto Concrete Excelence Award (1998, 2002, 2004), and the “XIII Premio Obras Cemex” award (2004).

Daniel Bermúdez Samper has been an independent architect since 1975. His highly-awarded projects include: master plan for the Universidad de los Andes campus including “Alberto Lleras Camargo” and “Carlos Pacheco Devia” buildings; library, auditorium, gallery, postgraduate building and square for the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano; director of the collaborative city planning project Ciudad Salitre; and two of Bogotá’s large scale public libraries.

He won a LafargeHolcim Awards Acknowledgement prize for Latin America in 2014 for “Breathing Envelope: Vertically-stacked convention center and public spaces” in Bogotá, Colombia. The project Ágora Bogotá is unique: the city’s new convention center is stacked vertically to minimize the building’s footprint and to correspondingly maximize the surface area of outdoor public spaces in the heart of the city.

Daniel Bermúdez Samper was a member of the LafargeHolcim Awards jury for region Latin America in 2008 and 2011.

Last Updated: January 15, 2020
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