Giancarlo Mazzanti, Sifontes Lecture

in collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico and Forum Tulane

Lecture

A reception will be held at 5:15pm in the Favrot Lobby of Richardson Memorial Hall. The lecture will begin at 6:00pm. This event is free and open to the public. This is a Forum Tulane event. AIA credits will be offered for this lecture.


Giancarlo Mazzanti was born in Barranquilla, Colombia in 1963. He graduated with a degree in architecture from the Javeriana Pontifical University in Bogotá and received a graduate degree in history and theory of architecture and industrial design from the University of Florence in Italy.

Mazzanti founded his studio in Bogotá and his projects, like the Parque España Library and the Medellín Coliseum have received numerous international awards. His office, el equipo de Mazzanti, won the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture from the French Institute of Architecture in 2010. He was also the winner of the Panamerican Architecture Biennial in the category of Architectonic Design in 2008 (Quito, Ecuador) and was chosen by the MoMA (New York) to exhibit his work in their permanent collection.

He has received several national and international awards and honors. Most of his architecture work involves social values at its main core, searching for projects that empower transformations and build community. He has collaborated on various projects with renowned Colombian singer Shakira's Pies Descalzos Foundation, and has also taught at several universities in Colombia and abroad.
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