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Luis Callejas

Luis Callejas, Co-Founder of Luis Callejas and Charlotte Hansson, Landscape and …
Luis Callejas, Co-Founder of Luis Callejas and Charlotte Hansson, Landscape and Architecture (LCLA Office), Medellín, Colombia and Oslo, Norway.


Luis Callejas is Co-Founder of Luis Callejas and Charlotte Hansson, Landscape and Architecture (LCLA Office), based in Medellín, Colombia and Oslo, Norway.

He co-founded LCLA Office with Swedish architect Charlotte Hansson in 2008. Their projects range from scenography design to master plans, cities, gardens, installations, open buildings and vast landscapes. Completed works include the Aquatic Center for the XI South American games, an open-air complex of swimming pools and public space in Medellín. The studio is working on projects in Norway, Germany, Colombia and South Korea.

Luis Callejas is an Associate Professor at the Oslo School of Architecture & Design (AHO), and an Associate Researcher in the Office for Urbanization, Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). He was a faculty member at the GSD 2011-16.

He was awarded the Architectural League of New York Prize for Young Architects (2013) and was selected as one of the world’s ten best young practices by the Iakov Chernikhov International Foundation (2010), and was nominated again in 2012 and 2014. Luis Callejas was one of three finalists for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. He was selected as Patric Geddes Fellow at the University of Edinburgh (2017-18).

Luis Callejas has been recognized in more than twenty design competitions, and his works have been exhibited at the first Chicago Architecture Biennial, 2016 Lisbon Triennial, 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennial, 2010 Latin American Architecture Biennial and 2008 Venice Biennial.

He has been a member of the jury for the Ibero-American Architecture Biennial (2016) and the Chilean National Prize for Architecture (2010).

Luis Callejas was a member of the LafargeHolcim Awards jury for region Latin America in 2020.

Last Updated: June 18, 2020
Medellin, Colombia
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