Samuel Bravo BArch 2009, Pontifical Catholic University of
Is a licensed architect in Chile. He has worked in a
variety of contexts in South America, from Patagonia to the
Amazon, developing the relationship between traditional
building practices and contemporary architectural
He is a founding member of Tarapacá Project
(2005–11), an initiative aimed at reconstructing heritage areas
damaged by earthquakes after the 2005 earthquake in northern Chile. The initiative addressed issues such as preservation, vernacular building practices, and public
Since 2009, he has been working with the Shipibo, an indigenous community of San Francisco de Yarinacocha in
the Amazon rainforest in Peru. He collaborated with Sandra
Iturriaga on the design of the Ani Nii Shöbo Healing Center
(2009–12), and the Nii Juinti traditional school (2014) for
His work has been exhibited in the 16th and
17th Architectural Biennale in Santiago de Chile and the 12th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale (2010), and has been published in ARQ, CA, and Casabella. He has being nominated finalist for the 2016 Wheelwright prize.
Since 2012, Bravo has taught architectural design as assistant
professor at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.