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MCHAP.emerge Lecture: Pezo von Ellrichshausen

MCHAP.emerge winners and Visiting Professors to the IIT CoA Cloud Studio, Pezo von Ellrichshausen delivered a lecture on Wednesday, September 17th at 6:30pm in S.R. Crown Hall titled "Naïve Intention."

The subject is an attempt to speculate about the fundamental opposition between what is intended and what is accidental in the production of a work of art or architecture. Through a presentation of a series of built houses and pavilions, the notions of schematic format and fragile circumstances will be introduced.

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Following their lecture, MCHAP and the Mies Society will host Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen for an intimate dinner held at the Pritzker Club in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center, 3201 S. State Street. For more information and dinner registration, visit


Left: Mauricio Pezo | Right: Sofia von Ellrichshausen

PEZO VON ELLRICHSHAUSEN is an art and architecture studio established in Concepcion, southern Chile, in 2002 by Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen. Mauricio Pezo completed a Master in Architecture at the Universidad Catolica de Chile (Santiago, 1998) and a degree in Architecture at the Universidad del Bio-Bio (Concepcion, 1999). He has been awarded the Young Architect Prize by the Chilean Architects Association (Santiago, 2006) and the Municipal Art Prize by the Concepcion City Hall (Concepcion, 2013). Sofia von Ellrichshausen holds a degree in Architecture from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, 2002) where she was distinguished with the FADU-UBA Honors Diploma. Pezo and von Ellrichshausen have been the curators of the Chilean Pavilion at the 2008 Venice Biennale. They teach regularly in Chile and have been Visiting Professors at The University of Texas (Austin, 2011-2014) and at Cornell University (New York, 2009). Their work has been distinguished with the MCHAP Emerge Prize by the IIT (Chicago, 2014), the Rice Design Alliance Prize (Houston, 2012), the V Iberoamerican Architecture Biennial Award (Montevideo, 2006) and the XV Chilean Architecture Biennial Award (Santiago, 2006). The work of the studio has been edited in monographic issues of A+U (Tokyo, 2013), 2G (Barcelona, 2012) and ARQ (Santiago, 2007) and exhibited at the International Architecture Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice, 2010), at the Royal Academy of Arts (London, 2014) and as part of the Permanent Collection at the MoMA (New York, 2014).


PEZO VON ELLRICHSHAUSEN es un estudio de arte y arquitectura fundado en Concepción, al sur de Chile, en 2002 por Mauricio Pezo y Sofía von Ellrichshausen. Mauricio Pezo obtuvo el grado de Magíster en Arquitectura en la Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago, 1998), el título de Arquitecto por la Universidad del Bío-Bío (Concepción, 1999) y ha sido distinguido con el Premio Arquitecto Joven otorgado por el Colegio de Arquitectos de Chile (Santiago, 2006) y el Premio Municipal de Arte (Concepción, 2013). Sofía von Ellrichshausen es Arquitecta egresada de la Universidad de Buenos Aires donde fue destacada con el Diploma de Honor FADU-UBA (Buenos Aires, 2002). Pezo y von Ellrichshausen han sido los curadores del Pabellón Chileno de la Bienal de Venecia 2008. Ambos enseñan regularmente en Chile y han sido Profesores Visitantes en The University of Texas (Austin, 2011-2014) y en Cornell University (Nueva York, 2009). Su trabajo ha sido distinguido con el Premio MCHAP Emerge del IIT (Chicago, 2014), el Premio de la Rice Design Alliance (Houston, 2012), el Premio de la V Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo (Montevideo, 2006) y el Premio de la XV Bienal de Arquitectura de Chile (Santiago, 2006). El trabajo del estudio ha sido publicado en ediciones monográficas de A+U (Tokio, 2013), 2G (Barcelona, 2012) y ARQ (Santiago, 2007), presentado en la Exposición Internacional de Arquitectura de La Biennale di Venezia (Venecia, 2010), en la Royal Academy of Arts (Londres, 2014) y como parte de la Colección Permanente del Museo de Arte Moderno (MoMA, Nueva York, 2014).


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