VIctor perez-amado, LEED AP BD+C
Victor Perez-Amado is trained as an architect and urban designer, holding a Master of Architecture and a Post Professional Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design where he graduated with Distinction. Prior to this, he completed a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Florida which included an exchange program to Vicenza Italy.
Professionally, Perez-Amado’s experience is diverse having worked across architecture, landscape architecture and urban design on wide ranging project with such firms as Skidmore, Owings and Merrill-Chicago, De Stefano+Partners in Chicago, two years of experience at William Rawn Associates Architects in Boston and one year at Dimella Shaffer Associates in Boston. In addition he has served as guest critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, lectured at the Pennsylvania State University 2013 Graduate Student Conference Nature of Spatial Practices and has taught for almost two years at the Boston Architectural College.
During his studies, Perez-Amado has been recipient of numerous awards for leadership, academics and design achievement. Among these are: Harvard GSD Clifford Wong Prize for Housing Design (2014) for his thesis “Reconciling the Everglades Edge: Proposal for new Floridian prototypical housing and Urban Schemes”, One ASLA Honor Award in student collaboration (2012), two professional ASLA Honor Awards in Planning and Analysis and the University of Florida Architecture Design Honor Award 2009 among others.
Perez –Amado has received considerable recognition in numerous international design competitions among these ones are the ULI Gerald Hines Urban Design Competition for the proposal “Bayou Common” in Houston (2012 first Prize), first prize and people’s choice award in the 2012 Nashville Designing Action Competition (The Bend) and an honorable mention for the proposal “Multi-grid” for 69/70 The Spaces Between: An Urban Ideas Competition in Salt Lake City.
Over the last years, Victor’s work has been published and exhibited in different publications including: The 2014 Harvard University GSD Grounded Visionaries: Pedagogy + Practice, for his project: Reconciling the Everglades Edge: Prototypes for new Floridian Urban Schemes, the 2013: Buenos Aires Bienal: SAP: “South America Project” Exhibition for his project Story Trail: The Art of Walking based on Patagonia Hydroaysen Damns. The 2014 Harvard University Graduate School of Design Platform 7: Thesis Project, the 2014: Harvard Gazette: Architectural Fever Dreams, GSD Thesis Presentations. The 2013 Paisea: Landscape Architecture Magazine (Spain) for The Bend: Nashville Designing Action Competition among others.
Victor Perez Amado is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.