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Luis Longhi Traverso

Louis Longhi

Biography

Luis Longhi is a Peruvian architect. He studied architecture and fine arts specializing in sculpture in the United States at the University of Pennsylvania from which he graduated in 1984. As a student he spent 6 months in Ahmedabad, India, in BV Doshi’s studio working on housing projects in collaboration with Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn. In the United States, he worked in many architecture agencies in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Atlanta, and studied Computer Architectural Design at Harvard University and adopted it in his conceptual design practice. In 1994, he returned to Peru where his personal quest as an architect and sculptor led him to specialize in human-sized design and construction projects, scenographies, exhibitions and installations where the ancestral crafts of Peru are highlighted. Internationally renowned, his studio with Juvenal Baracco offers a unique method of teaching architecture over 5 years, and where he teaches the first year students. In 2003 and 2007, he participated in the Quadrennial of Scenography and Theater Architecture in Prague, and he was a finalist in the Ibero-American Bienniale of Architecture in 2004. Luis Longhi also teaches in several universities: UPC University in Lima, the University of Hawaii and the Instituto Superior de Arquitectura y Diseño in Chihuahua, Mexico.