Samuel Bravo
BArch 2009, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

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 production.

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 housing policies.

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
Shipibo children.

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.