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.
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.
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.
Master of Architecture Program
California College of the Arts. San Francisco California, USA
2006 Jury Prize Nominee
Bachelor of Architecture Program
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente.In Tlaquepaque, Jalisco Mexico
1999 Jury Prize Nominee