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Eduardo Pizarro


Eduardo Pimentel Pizarro is Professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the Universidade São Judas Tadeu (USJT), São Paulo, Brazil (2018–).

He teaches urban and environmental design and also researches the infrastructural potential hidden within the spaces in between buildings.

He is an architect and urban designer, and a Research Fellow in the CAJU (Climate Adaptive, Just Urbanism) Initiative that articulates urban resilience with measurable evidence-based, replicable and accessible design strategies that can prepare urban communities, to cope and adapt to climate change in regard to heat stresses (2015–).

He is Brazilian Ambassador of the Latitudes Network (University of Westminster, London).

He holds a PhD in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of São Paulo (FAUUSP), including a research internship as an Academic Guest at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich (2017). He also holds a Master in Technology of Architecture from FAUUSP (2014) including a research internship at the Architectural Association Graduate School (AA), London (2013); and a Bachelor Degree (honors) in Architecture and Urban Design from FAUUSP (2012).

His PhD thesis imagines a São Paulo for the future, driven by morphological, environmental, and social parameters, turning neglected urban voids into infrastructures of change. His Master dissertation investigates the redesign of spaces in between buildings in the second largest favela in the city of São Paulo. The project was recognized with the Student Poster Competition 1st prize at the Holcim Forum on “Infrastructure Space” held in Detroit (2016).

He was the curator of the Latitudes Global Exhibition, displayed in Ahmedabad, São Paulo, Chenai and London (2018). His projects were exhibited in international events including the 11th and the 12th São Paulo Architecture Biennial (2017/2019). He has contributed to international publications including Urban Design Journal (London) and ArchDaily.

Eduardo Pizarro is a Holcim Awards Ambassador for Latin America.

Last Updated: September 17, 2021
São Paulo, Brazil
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