LCLA office is positioned at the intersection of architecture and landscape architecture. The studio is based in Medellín and Oslo led by Colombian architect and landscape architect Luis Callejas and Swedish architect Charlotte Hansson.
LCLA OFFICE bridges the apparent limits between architecture, landscape architecture and visual arts, while combining practice with academia and applied research. LCLA office director Luis Callejas has been faculty at Harvard University Graduate School of design since 2011 and Associate professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and design since 2016. Charlotte Hansson’s experience in Scandinavia includes working at Space group, White Arkitekter and Alab.
Currently the studio is working in projects in Norway, Germany, Colombia and Korea. Completed works include the aquatic centre for the XI South American games, an open air complex of competition swimming pools in Medellin, and the renovation of "El Campin", the main futbol stadium in Colombia.
LCLA office was awarded with the Architectural League of New York Prize for Young Architects in 2013 and selected as one of the world’s ten best young practices by the Iakov Chernikhov International Foundation in 2010. Callejas was nominated again in 2012 and 2014. In 2016 Callejas was one of the three finalists for the Rolex mentor and protege arts initiative.
Since 2008 LCLA office has received diverse recognitions in twenty design competitions and their works exhibited recently at the first Chicago Architecture biennial 2015, 2018 Venice biennial, the 2016 Lisbon triennial, the 2016 Oslo Architecture triennial and the 2011 Latinamerican architecture biennial in Pamplona.
Callejas is the author of Pamphlet Architecture 33 (Princeton Architectural Press, NY). The competition for PA33 asked previous authors in the series to nominate the architects and theorists whose work represents the most exciting design and research in the field today.
Porto Academy is the result of an enormous passion for architecture as a discipline. We admire the figures that dream about it, who build, study and promote it. We believe that practice - as an exercise of the architect’s profession - is central to the future of the discipline, and therefore one of the reasons why we’ve founded Porto Academy. For a week period, one lives the passion for the discipline of architecture and enjoys intellectual freedom.