FERNANDA VUILLEUMIER 

ARCHITECT - DESIGNER 

Fernanda Vuilleumier practices architecture within a broader context of pro formative research

in which the medium of architecture is an active condition. Her work encompasses client-based

projects in a wide range of scales, including hypothetical architectural proposals and temporary

perceptions, contexts and nature.

Vuilleumier focuses on material innovation, research, application, and ingenuity within a broader

social and cultural context while providing well-rounded architecture and design

services. Vuilleumier’s methodology is to negotiate complex relationships between the observer

and the object.

Vuilleumier engages with high and low technologies and innovative construction materials’

systems to explore architecture as an evolved, critical functionality. Designs include hybrid

materials, printed surfaces, and complex repetitive arrangements of elements. The resultant

tectonic language facilitates the adaptation and evolution of the functional necessities, at the

same time creating creative environments that are at once spatial and material.

Awards

2014 International Nominated for Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) for Emerging

Architecture. Project, OutsideIn House, Puerto Natales XII Magallanes Chilean Antarctica,

Province of Ultima Esperanza, Chile.

2009-2010 Scholarship winner Urgent Architecture project. Architecture Program of Young

Artists National Fund for Culture and the Arts FONCA. An area of research that seeks to re-

think a shelter covering the basic needs of a survivor with the intervention of the first 24 hours

after a natural catastrophe.

Exhibitions 

September 2010    FONCA Exhibition, Urgent Architecture.  Morelia Michoacán,

México.Presented post-catastrophe shelters at the Casa de la Cultura de Morelia Ex Convento

del Carmen for the Fondo Nacional Cultura y las Artes.

2007  Argentina Studio Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California. 

2007 Graduation Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California.

2007 An Architecture Exhibition, Mexican Consulate Gallery in  San Francisco, California.

1999/ 2000     Geometry and Color, Elemental Exhibition, Guadalajara México.

Education

2004-2007

Master of Architecture Program

California College of the Arts. San Francisco California, USA

2006 Jury Prize Nominee 

1996-2000

Bachelor of Architecture Program

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente.In Tlaquepaque, Jalisco Mexico

1999 Jury Prize Nominee

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