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Claudio Vekstein

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Area: Design
Category: Faculty
Title: Associate Professor of Architecture
Office: DN 77
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Specialty: Architecture
E-mail: claudio.vekstein@asu.edu
Web Page: http://www.claudiovekstein.org
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English

Claudio Vekstein is an Architect from Argentina and has been running his own architecture practice, teaching and researching the relationship between the architecture discipline, the public work and the Public Interest. He is a tenured Professor in the Masters of Architecture Program, The Design School, Arizona State University, USA (since 2002), and has run his practice specializing in the Architecture of Public Works and Urban Infrastructure, both in Buenos Aires Argentina (since 1996), and in Phoenix Arizona (since 2002).

His built works include the Extension for the Fine Arts School and Access to the Ernesto de la Cárcova Museum (1996-02), the Monument Homage to Amancio Williams (1999), River Coast Park and Amphitheater (2000-01), Institute for Rehabilitation of the Disabled (2001-04), Emergency Room for Vicente López Hospital (2004-05), all in Buenos Aires, and the Memorial Square for the Monument to Ernesto “Che” Guevara’s 80th Anniversary at his birth-town Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina (2007-08); other projects are on the way to construction in Arizona.

His work has been published and exhibited in Argentina, Brazil, México, USA, Spain, Germany, Holland, Austria, South Africa, and has been awarded the Annual Award by the Professional Architects Council of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (2001), the Vitruvio Award for Integration of Art and Architecture by the National Fine Arts Museum Buenos Aires (2002), the ACSA Faculty Design Award, by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, USA (2003), and more recently the First Prize for the Latin-American Award on Hospital Architecture and Engineering by the Association of Hospital Architecture and Buenos Aires Architects Association (2006) and the First Prize for the Architecture, Urbanism and Theory Biennale granted by the Professional Architects Council of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, (2007), both for the Institute for Rehabilitation of the Disabled.

Born in 1965 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he studied at the School of Architecture and Urbanism Buenos Aires University, later he became disciple of South American master architect Amancio Williams, and completed Master Studies at the Frankfurt Art Academy Städelschule in Germany under Profs. Enric Miralles and Peter Cook.

Spanish

Claudio Vekstein, Arquitecto argentino, desarrolla su práctica arquitectónica, enseña e investiga la relación entre la disciplina arquitectónica, la obra pública y el Interés Publico. Es Profesor permanente del Programa de Master de la Escuela de Arquitectura y Paisajismo de la Arizona State University, EEUU (desde el año 2002), y despliega paralelamente su práctica especializada en la Arquitectura de la Obra Pública e Infraestructura Urbana tanto en Buenos Aires Argentina (desde 1996) como en Phoenix Arizona (desde el 2002).

Sus trabajos construidos incluyen la Extensión de la Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes y el Acceso al Museo de Escultura Comparada Ernesto de la Cárcova (1996-02), el Monumento en Homenaje a Amancio Williams (1999), el Paseo y Anfiteatro de la Costa de Vicente López (2000-01), el Instituto Municipal de Rehabilitación de Vicente López (2001-04), la Guardia del Hospital Municipal de Vicente López (2004-05), todo esto en Buenos Aires, y la Plaza para el Monumento a Ernesto “Che” Guevara en su 80 Aniversario (2008) en RosarioArgentina; otros proyectos públicos están actualmente en vías de construcción en Arizona.

Sus trabajos han sido publicados y exhibidos en Argentina, Brasil, Ecuador, México, EEUU, España, Alemania, Holanda, Austria, Sudáfrica, y fueron premiados por el Colegio de Arquitectos de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (2001), el Museo Nacional de de Bellas Artes de Buenos Aires (2002), la Asociación de Escuelas Colegiadas de Arquitectura, EEUU (2003) y recibió recientemente el Primer Premio Latinoamericano de Arquitectura e Ingeniería Hospitalaria otorgado por la Sociedad Central de Arquitectos (SCA) de Argentina y la Asociación Argentina de Arquitectura e Ingeniería Hospitalaria (AADAIH) (2006) y mas recientemente aun el Primer Premio Bienal de Arquitectura, Urbanismo, Investigación y Teoría 2007, otorgado por el Colegio de Arquitectos de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (CAPBA), Argentina (2007), ambos por el Instituto Municipal de Rehabilitación de Vicente López.

Nacido en 1965 en Buenos Aires, Argentina, Vekstein estudió en la Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, fue último discípulo del maestro arquitecto Amancio Williams, y realizo Estudios de Postgrado en la Academia de Artes Staedelshule de Frankfurt, Alemania, bajo los Profs. Arqs. Enric Miralles y Peter Cook.

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Credentials

MArch Städelschule Academy of Arts Frankfurt, Germany (1993)
BArch School of Architecture and Urbanism, Buenos Aires University, Argentina (1989)

Links to research and faculty pages

www.claudiovekstein.org

Research Interests

Public Work and the Public Interest: architecture, landscape architecture, urban infrastructure, urban design

Sponsored and Applied Research

eCV Public Work - summary (pdf)

Studio and Seminar Teaching

Thesis Studios
Study Abroad Program Buenos Aires
Latin American Initiative
Capitol Mall Project



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