Alejandro Beals is the founder of Beals Lyon Arquitectos, an independent practice based in Santiago, Chile. His work is focused on issues of perception and experience, with work distinguished by careful attention to both materials and details.
Beals's work includes housing, the winning installation for the Chilean version of the MoMA/PS1's Young Architects' Program in 2013, and winning proposals for public buildings, such as a town hall in Central Chile, the Library of National Congress, and a Metro Station.
Since 2001 he has taught at Universidad Católica de Chile, where he leads a studio unit at the master of architecture program. He has been visiting professor at the Università Iuav di Venezia and the Scola da Cidade in São Paulo.
Beals's architecture degree was completed in 2001 at Universidad Católica de Chile. In 2012 he received a master of philosophy from the Royal College of Art, London, researching ambiguous borders under the guidance of professor Nigel Coates.
- ARCH 4101/4102 Design VIIAdvanced programs in architectural design, with options in, but not limited to, urban design, architectural technology, computational design, ecology, culture, and representation.
Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)
- Highly Commended project at the Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards, London (2016)
- First prize at the Università Iuav di Venezia summer workshop WAVE 2016, with the proposal "Archipelago Marghera" (2016)
- Premio Mayor UDD a Obra Construida, The Garden of Forking Paths, Santiago (2013)
Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)
- Young Architects in Latin America, 2018 Venice Biennale of Architecture
- Bienal de Arquitectura Lationamiericana, Pamplona (2017)
- 30 Architects, Pavillon de l'Arsenal, Paris (2016)
- Sketch for Syria, Università Iuav di Venezia (2016)
- Beals Lyon Arquitectos: Public Voids. Santiago: Editorial ARQ, 2016.
- MARK 45: 75°South. Beals+Lyon Rediscovers Flanerie. Amsterdam: August/September, 2013
- "Municipalidad de Nancagua." RITA 7: (June, 2017)