Adjunct Lecturer. ETSAB – UPC

PhD. in Architectural, Building Construction and Urbanism Technology. Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Barcelona, ​​Spain 2020.

Master in Construction and Built. National University of Colombia. Bogotá, Colombia. 2016

Architect. National university of Colombia. Bogotá, Colombia. 2006


 Barcelona – Spain

Architectural Innovation and Technology Laboratory. LiTA


PhD Thesis:

Diseño Paramétrico de las Estructuras Desplegables. Control Límite de Movimiento.

Sobresaliente Cum Laude +info

[Parametric Design of Deployable Structures. Movement Limit Control]

Excellent Cum Laude

Professional Profile

Architect and Master in Construction and Built of the National University of Colombia. PhD from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, BARCELONATECH. Research about parametric design of deployable and transformable structures, approximations of habitability. Study of the structural morphology applied to architecture and lightweight construction buildings. Skills in computational design and digital fabrication. Teaching experience in the area of innovation and technology in architecture. Participation as a speaker at several international conferences on unconventional structures in architecture. 6 years of experience as researcher in the LiTA (Laboratory of Innovation and Technology in Architecture) research group from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Co-founder SMiA research group.

Research about “Deployable Structures: Motion Control Systems”

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Academic Production and Research

Vertex pavilion: deployable arches structure with triangular section. Inspiring the Next Generation – Proceedings of the International Conference on Spatial Structures 2020/21 (IASS2020/21-Surrey7) Pg. 3203 – 3210. DOI: +info Young Series: Computational Design II presentations. “Parametric Design of Deployable Structures. Movement Limit Control” 2020. +info

Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais Virtual Conference Series: “Deployable Structures with Straight Bars: Parametric Design, Manufacturing and Assembly” 2020. +info

Emporia Gold Award for Innovation in Ephemeral Architecture 2019. National ephemeral architecture award for the Vertex Pavilion project. Spain 2019. +info

Vertex Pavilion. Competition and exhibition of innovative lightweight structures. International Conference FORM and FORCE 2019 – Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures IASS 2019. +info

First place award in the 2019 Fabric Structures Student Design Competition for project Vertex Pavilion. Contest organized by The Fabric Structures Association, a division of IFAI, Industrial Fabrics Association International. +info

Deployable structures with straight bars: Design, manufacturing and assembly. Pages 7. Structures and Architecture – Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders.  Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA 2019), July 24-26, 2019, Lisbon, Portugal. +info

Project: Transformable Architecture. Participation in the Venice Biennale 2018. Spain Pavilion. May 26 – November 25. 2018. Venice. Italy +info

Vertex Pavilion; Constructive experience of a deployable structure with straight bars. Latin American Symposium of Tenso Structures 2018. Lima, Peru. +info

“Learning by doing: Fostering creativity in the teaching and learning of deployable structures in architectural education”. Proceedings of the IASS Symposium 2018 Creativity in Structural Design.  July 16-20, 2018, MIT, Boston, USA. +info

Researcher at Competitive Research Project in LiTA research group from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. AGAUR 2014 – 2017. +info

“Deployable Structures System, Hexagonal X-frame, Three Case Studies”. 41 Three Case Studies. ALGORITHMIC THINKING # 8. ArchiDoct. Pg  41 – 56. ISSN 2309 0103. Feb 2017. +info

SMiA. Structural Morphology in Architecture, constructive experiences with wood. LIGNOMAD17: Congress on Construction with Wood and other Lignocellulosic Materials: Pg. 86-91. Barcelona. 2017. +info

Third place for their project “Spider Circus.” 2016 Fabric Structures Student Design Challenge, of the Fabric Structures Association. IFAI.  Charlotte, N.C. EEUU. +info

Finalist of the first edition of TEDxBarcelona Awards 2016, prizes promoted by TEDxBarcelona to spread innovative ideas. With the project “Transformable Architecture for Emergency Housing”.  +info

First place in the competition of ideas of Latin American Symposium of tensile structures and IASS – International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures 2014. Brasilia, Brazil. +info

“Experimental workshop in unconventional structures: deployable & tree-like structures smia – training and research at barcelona tech” – proceedings of the IASS (association for shell and structures)   symposium: Proceedings of IASS Annual Symposia, IASS 2014 Brasilia Symposium: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints – General 8: Structural Morphology, pp. 1-8(8) 2014. +info

“Transformable Architecture. Experimental solution for a square mesh deployable cover.” Transformables2013. Pg.125 – 130.Sevilla, Spain. ISBN: 978-84-939565-3-0

“Geometric Exploration Space Networks Tetrahedron with inhomogeneous cores Sandwich Panel in Composite Materials”. IASS 2013 Symposium. International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures.2013. Wroclaw, Polonia. ISBN: 978-83-7493-787-0 . +info

“Deployable membrane structures Design proposal for the scissors-type system”. ICSA 2013. Guimarães, Portugal. 2013. ISBN: 978-0-415-66195-9. +info

CORE DESIGN FOR SANDWICH PANELS FROM LOW DENSITY, Tetrahedrons Groupings. Thesis for the title of Master. Faculty of Arts, National University of Colombia. 2012.

Third to the best thesis in the sixth annual architecture of the Colombian Society of Architects. (December 2006)

Membrane Deployable Structures, thesis for the title of Architect, Faculty of Arts, National University of Colombia. 2006.


  • Deployable Structure Workshop. Spring 2020. Nottingham Trend university. UK
  • Deployable Structure Workshop. Spring 2019. Nottingham Trend university. UK
  • Parametric Design & Deployable Structures. Summer 2018. ITESM. Monterrey Mexico.
  • Deployable Structure Workshop. Spring 2018. Nottingham Trend university. UK.
  • Structural Morphology Workshop. Winter 2017. ITESM. Monterrey. Mexico.
  • Deployable Structure Workshop. Autumn 2017. Abdullah Gul University, Kayseri. Turkey
  • Deployable Structures Workshop. Autumn 2017. UIC Barcelona. Spain.
  • Structural Morphology Workshop. PEI. International student program. Summer 2015,2016,2017. Javeriana University of Colombia. Barcelona. Spain.
  • Structural Morphology Workshop. Autumn 2013, 2014, 2015. ETSAV. UPC. Barcelona.