Sandra Barclay: Other Tropics

A large, rectangular building with a primarily concrete facade, located at the University of Peru.

Lecture Building, University of Pura. photo / Cristobal Palma

FXCollaborative Lecture on Sustainability, Urbanism, and Design

Founded in Paris in 1994, Barclay and Crousse Architecture is based in Lima, Peru. The studio manages a wide range of programs on a transcontinental basis, leading a design laboratory that explores the bonds between landscape, climate, and architecture. Its work challenges common notions about technology, usage, and well-being that, from specific conditions of developing countries, can inform and be pertinent in a global context.

Most recently, Barclay and Crousse was awarded the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize 2018 by Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, the Oscar Niemeyer Prize 2016, and the Peruvian National Prize of Architecture in 2014 and 2018. Its lecture building for the University of Piura was exhibited at the 2018 Venice Biennale of Architecture.

Sandra Barclay is a foreign member of the French Académie d'Architecture and Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. She currently teaches at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. She is the recipient of the Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at Yale University (2019). She received the 2018 Woman in Architecture Award from the London-based Architects' Journal and Architectural Review, as well as a fellowship from the Fulbright Foundation (2000).