The faculty of the Guatemala Visiting School 2018 is still being formed and so far consists of the next group of tutors:
Director of the Guatemala AA Visiting School |UK
Master's Degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the ETSAM (Univ. Politécnica de Madrid) and a Master of Science in Geographic Information Technologies from the Univ. Complutense de Madrid (UCM), his work focuses on the spatial analysis of urban and social dynamics. He teaches at the Landscape Urbanism Master Programme of the Architectural Association and has been guest lecturer at several universities in Europe and Latin America. As a researcher, he works in the tGIS Research Group at the UCM and has been Visiting Researcher at the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis of the University College of London. As a consultant, he has worked for different institutions, such as the United Nations Development Programme.
Picado de Blas
CEU San Pablo | Spain
Master's Degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the ETSAM (Univ. Politécnica de Madrid) and Maria José, a Postgraduate on Landscape of historic gardens in Kings Manor University, York GB. Their interest in architecture begins with the study of new housing typologies, landscape and a diverse range of public programs, narrowing down to the field of objects such as interior design and ephemeral installations. Their work have been awarded and presented at different exhibitions, such as the XI Venice Biennale, X Spanish Architecture Biennale or the II Bienal Iberoamericana de Arq. y Diseño 2011.They founded the office PICADO-DE BLAS in 1991 focusing on concept competitions, simultaneously working as professors in different universities such as IEDesign, Universidad Europea de Madrid, and in CEU San Pablo University.
Pablo Pérez Ramos
Harvard Graduate School of Design | USA
A licensed architect from ETSAMadrid with a Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), Pablo is adjunct faculty in the Harvard GSD, where he teaches in the landscape architecture core studio sequence. His research and work focus on the mediation between theories of ecology and the practice of landscape architecture and urbanism. He has been in the editorial board of the New Geographies journal since 2013, and was co-editor-in-chief of New Geographies 08: Island. He is a landscape consultant and has recently served as landscape planning coordinator for the 2025 Quito Metropolitan District masterplan.
Simon Bolívar University | Venezuela
Elisa Silva is director and founder of Enlace Arquitectura and assistant professor at the Simon Bolívar University in Caracas. She received a Master´s Degree in Architecture from Harvard University GSD in 2002. In 2011 she won the Wheelwright Fellowship from Harvard University, the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome in 2005 and a Grant from the Graham Foundation for the publication “Pure Space: public space transformations in Latin American informal settlements”. Elisa is co-author of the publication CABA. She is an adviser to CAF development bank of Latin America, consultant for UN Habitat Mexico and advisor to Sucre Municipality and Metropolitan Caracas Municipality in Venezuela.
Universidad Francisco Marroquín |Guatemala
Guatemalan architect graduated from the Universidad Francisco Marroquín (UFM), she has mainly focused her work in the urban field, after studying Sustainable Urban Planning at the Universitá degli Studi di Roma – Roma Tre and getting her second master’s degree on Entrepreneurial Design and Development for Cities at the Centro de Estudios OMMA and UFM. She has been teaching Urban Analysis and Design and conducting “The City” Seminars at UFM since 2012. Since 2005 she also has been collaborating in many different urban projects at the Municipality of Ciudad de Guatemala.
Ana Alemán de Paredes
Universidad Francisco Marroquín | Guatemala
She holds a degree in architecture from the Universidad Francisco Marroquín (UFM) and a M.Arch. from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). She has been practicing architecture since 2002, and in 2009 Ana and her husband Axel founded P+A, where they are currently working on various projects at different scales. Her work has been exhibited internationally including in the 2006 Beijing Architecture Biennale. She has also been a Professor of Architecture at UFM since 2008, focusing on the use of new materials and digital technologies in architecture, as well contemporary architectural theory.
Architectural Association | Guatemala
Guatemalan architect and designer, Diego completed his master in architecture, Design + Make, at Architectural Association's woodland campus, Hooke Park. His most recent work explores fabrication and design processes with innovative technologies and timber. As an architectural designer, he has worked on different projects in Spain, India, Norway and Guatemala