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Alfredo Brillembourg


Alfredo Brillembourg is, together with Hubert Klumpner, Chair for Architecture & Urban Design at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland and Founder of Urban-Think Tank (U-TT), an interdisciplinary design firm, with offices in Caracas, São Paulo, New York and Zurich.

He obtained a Bachelor of Art and Architecture (1984) and a Master of Science in Architectural Design (1986) from Columbia University, New York. He received a second architecture degree from the Central University of Venezuela in 1992.

He founded Urban-Think Tank (U-TT) in 1993 in Caracas, Venezuela. Since 1994 he has been a member of the Venezuelan Architects & Engineers Association and has been a guest professor at the University José Maria Vargas, the University Simon Bolívar and the Central University of Venezuela.

Since 2007, he has been a guest professor at the Graduate School of Architecture & Planning, Columbia University, where he co-founded the Sustainable Living Urban Model Laboratory (SLUM Lab) with Hubert Klumpner.

As co-principle of U-TT, Alfredo Brillembourg received the Ralph Erskine Award (2010), the Global Holcim Awards Silver 2012, and was part of the Golden Lion-winning team at the 13th International Exhibition of Architecture at the Biennale of Venice for the installation “Torre David/Gran Horizonte”.

Alfredo Brillembourg was a member of the Holcim Awards jury for Latin America in 2014.

Last Updated: January 01, 2015
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