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PANEL: Emerging Brazilian Practices

Join the College of Architecture on Wednesday, March 17 for the next panel in its spring lecture series. Called Emerging Brazilian Practice, the panel invites the architects behind two renowned Brazilian practices in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro: Gustavo Utrabo, Pedro Rivera, and Pedro Évora. They will discuss their work in and contributions to the architectural landscape of Brazil, South America’s largest country.

Utrabo is the founder of his eponymous firm, which intends to expand the field of architecture through sustainable and inclusive approaches. This strategy is exemplified by internationally recognized works such as the Children’s Village, a residential school for approximately 540 children in the heart of Brazil that heavily features the use of local materials. The school garnered Utrabo a Royal Institute of British Architects International Prize, while The Guardian called the project “a model for architectural ingenuity.”

Rivera and Évora are the co-founders of Rua Arquitetos, a Rio de Janeiro-based design firm that has received worldwide recognition for its work, including a golf clubhouse for the 2016 Rio Olympics. The firm has been recognized through publications and awards, having participated in exhibitions at MoMA and the Carnegie Museum of Art, as well as the Chicago Architecture Biennial and the Venice Bienniale of Architecture.

The panel will be moderated by Ana Luiza Nobre, professor of the History, Theory, and Criticism at the Department of Architecture and Urbanism at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).


The panel will begin at 5 p.m. and is accessible via Zoom (passcode: 868532).