Cecilia Puga: Works and Projects
Edgar A. Tafel Lecture
Since 1995, Cecilia Puga has run a practice in Santiago, Chile where she has undertaken various scales of design projects, such as family houses; social community housing; educational and industrial equipment; and urban design. In 2009 she was selected by Herzog & De Meuron among 100 architects to design a villa in inner Mongolia in the context of Ordos 100 project, led by artist Wei Wei. She has published in a variety of Chilean and international media. In 2010, 2G architecture magazine dedicated a monograph to her work. For the 2012 Venice Biennal, she was invited to be part of the Valerio Olgiati installation which was later published as the The Image of Architects (Quart Publishers, 2012). Recently Puga won the design competition for Palacio Pereira, an ancient building to be restored for the new headquarters of the Dirección de Archivos y Museos and the Consejo de Monumentos Nacionales in Santiago. In 2007 Puga was a visiting professor at the School of Architecture, University of Texas–Austin; in 2009 she participated in the symposium "Latitudes: Architecture in the Americas" (Austin). Also in 2009 she was invited to teach a design studio at Harvard GSD; and in 2011, was in charge of a short studio design in the BIAarch in Barcelona. Puga is a member of the executive committee of Fundación Familia Larrain Echenique, in charge of the Museo de Arte Precolombino in Santiago.