|FIRM PROFILE / PERFIL DEL TALLER|
GV Architects was founded by Gregorio Vásquez in 2008 in Santiago, Chile after his professional development in one of the most prestigious architectural firms of New York and New Haven.
Formed under the wing of the incipient digital architectural department of the UNIACC University (1998), Gregorio had the possibility of researching – using new technological tools – different architectonic explorations and approaches. Projects such as the ENEA Trade Fair Venue (2004) are examples of that passionate need for exploration, found in his works.
“The fruits of such a risky academic gamble did not take long in coming, thanks to a broad and attractive portfolio”*, and the famous office of the architect César Pelli invited the newly graduated architect, Gregorio Vásquez, to join his firm in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Of the projects in which he participated, one of the most outstanding at an international level was the tender for the Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco whose first place was awarded to the firm, ahead of such architects as Santiago Calatraba, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Richard Rogers.
The view of introducing the Pelli Method in Chile, together with all of the potential players in the development of the project – from grass roots to finish – meant GV Architect constantly remaining in touch and cooperating with Pelli Clarke Pelli , as well as being invited to take part in numerous tenders and projects.
Maintaining this concept of cooperation, the idea of C-Studio (Desing Colaborative) – a strategic alliance between Roberto Architect and GV Architect was born . The team, headed by Roberto Espejo and Gregorio Vásquez, had its early beginnings in their experience gained working with César Pelli (23 and 5 years, respectively), who are currently developing projects in Mexico, the US and Chile.
At a personal level, one of the lines of action of the founder of GV Architect is his approach to teaching. Lecturing and organizing workshops for 3 rd year architectural students, Gregorio remains permanently linked to the UNIACC University, contributing with his knowledge and experience in the use of technological tools, always seeking a way in which to direct them to the different cases that arise in architecture.
A large part of the team in GV Architect are young professionals who have been linked academically to Gregorio, thus building up an important platform for professional development when the time comes to lodge tenders for domestic and international projects of different sizes.
*Revista Ambientes. Gregorio Vásquez: Adicción Vital. Nº 57. Año 2007. Lorena Reyes
1998-2004 _UNIACC University, School of Architecture, Santiago- Providencia, Chile
2005-2006 _Enea Thesis, August 2006
1999 _Autocad up grade skills, Universidad De Chile
2005 _Susteinable Architecture Diploma, UNIACC University , Santiago , Chile .
2002_ Participation in the CAP concourse, fifth year ÚNIACC Architecture invitation
2003 _ Participation in the CAP concourse, invited by P.E.T School of architecture, UNIACC
2003_ Participation in the Philips lighten your ideas concourse, in the Pedro de Valdivia bridge, Valdivia - Chile.
2004 _ Professional Practice , 4 months , Santelices y Valenzuela Architecture Studio
2005 _ Participation in the Casino La Araucania concourse, Fg architects.
2006 _ Architecture Project Kamikaze Clubs, Pucón, Maitencillo, Santo Domingo and Peñuelas with Egroup and M+V architects.
2006 _ Participation in the Scuola Italiana concourse, Assadi & Pulido architects.
PERSONAL PROJECTS 2005-2011
2005 _ Participation in the Socovesa concourse, expositions module.
2006 _ Restaurant CONCON. Valparaiso, Chile
2006 _ Preliminary Design White Island. Valparaiso, Chile
2006 _ Project Melipilla house. Melipilla, Chile
2006 _ Project Lozano house. Melipilla, Chile
2007 _ Project Branches house.Melipilla, Chile
2008 _ Participation in the Bycentenary Towers Mexico concourse.
2009 _ Project Lobos - Colomer house. Santiago, Chile
2009 _ Project Montes house. Zapallar, Chile
2009 _ Project Swimming pool house. Atacama, Chile
2010 _ Project 80´s house. Melipilla, Chile
2010_Tokyo Fashion Museum concourse
2010_ Cinema´s house, Tunquen, Chile
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects – New Haven Connecticut, USA. 2006-2009
2006 _ Participation in the Pacific Desing Center . Los Angeles - USA.
2006 _ Participation in the Amoa Tower . Houston – USA.
2006 _ Participation in the Seville Tower . Seville concourse – Spain.
2007 _ Participation in the Mandarin Hotel . Shanghai – China.
2007 _ Participation in the Chelsea Barracks, London concourse – England.
2007 _ Participation in the Transbay Transit Terminal San Francisco concourse,– USA.
2007 _ Participation in the Lionstone Project . Houston – USA.
2007 _ Participation in the Embarcadero Project, San Francisco – USA.
2007 _ Participation in the Four Oaks – Tower Five, Houston – USA.
2008 _ Participation in the Toraroku – Tower, Shanghai – China.
2008 _ Participation in the TourSignal Tower, Paris concourse – France.
2008 _ Participation in the Progressive City, Mexico concourse – Mexico.
2008 _ Participation in the San Diego City Commons, San Diego concourse – USA.
2008 _ Participation in the Sao Paulo Musseum, Sao Paulo concourse – Brasil.
2009 _ Participation in the Transbay Transit Terminal San Francisco resolution,– USA.
2009 _ Participation in the BBVA Bancomer Tower , Mexico concourse – Mexico.
2009 _ Participation in the StarMedica Hospital project – Mexico.
2010 _ Participation in the King Abdullah Sports City concourse - Saudi Arabia.
2010 _ Participation in the Jingui Li Master Plan – Taihu New City, China .
2010 _ Participation in the Shenzhen Vanke – China .
C-STUDIO Chile Architects
2009 _ City Santa Fe Building – DF,Mexico.
2009 _ Lago Alberto Buildings – DF,Mexico.
2009_ Santa Lucia, Masterplan – Monterrey, Mexico.
2010 _ Guadalajara Masterplan –Guadalajara, Mexico.
2010 _ Puerto Vallarta Masterplan –Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
2010 _ Cancun Masterplan – Cancun, Mexico.
2011_ New Haven Office and Residential - New Haven, United State.
2009 _ Participation in the Guadalajara , concourse, Mexico – Assadi - Pulido and Isacc Broid_Third place .
2009 _ Participation in the Club de Campo , concourse Santiago, Chile – Fuenzalida & Swinburn Architecture. First place .
2009 _ Participation in the Santuario , Santiago, Chile – Fuenzalida & Swinburn.
2010_ Participation in the Laguna Caren masterplan with Nicolas Loi. Santiago, Chile.
2011_ Participation in the Siria Tower, Park, Hotel and Retail - Alemparte & Barreda Arquitectos. Damasco, Siria.
2004 _ Andres Bello University, School of Architecture , Teacher Assistant for the class “taller 6”
Participation in graphics and three-dimensional modeling at Andres Bello University .
2004 _ Andres Bello University, School of Architecture, Teacher Assistant for the class “taller 7”
2009 _ Uniacc University, School of Architecture Diploma
2010 _ Uniacc University, School of Architecture Diploma
2010 _ Uniacc University, School of Architecture III year
EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLICACTIONS:
2002_ Bienal de Arquitectura participation, DIGITAL SPACES UNIACC Exposition 2003_ Dialogue magazine , architecture + design + culture, Taiwán, Torre Bicentenario Project.
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