Internationally acclaimed architect Alejandro Aravena is the 2019 recipient of the ULI’s J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. Aravena practices in Santiago, Chile, where he is executive director of ELEMENTAL. His rise to prominence stemmed from his ability to synthesize design challenges to provide solutions that channel people’s capacity to create vibrant communities.
The ULI J.C. Nichols Prize honors the legacy of Kansas City, Missouri, developer J.C. Nichols (1880-1950), a founding ULI member considered one of America’s most creative land use entrepreneurs in the first half of the 20th century.
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Photo of Aravena by Sergio Lopez Isla
Articles about Alejandro Aravena
- How an Architect Who Designs ‘Half-Houses’ Rebuilt a City – CityLab – 9/26/19
- The War on Cliché; A Conversation with Alejandro Aravena – Archinect News – 9/20/19
- Listen to episode 144 of Archinect Sessions, “The War on Cliché”
- Can Building Half a House Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis? – CoStar – 9/19/19