ABOUT

María Alejandra Linares Trelles is an architect from Lima - Peru, based in the U.S. She works across design, research, writing, and curation to explore architecture from a sociopolitical perspective. Her projects address issues around ecology, materiality, and identity. In 2016, she was one of the leading architects that designed the new Visitor Center for Machu Picchu archeological site. She has worked at Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation (New York) and studio Llonazamora (Lima). Additionally, she has taught at Pratt Institute (New York), The New School (New York), and has been a Research Scholar of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University. She holds a Professional Degree in Architecture from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, and a Master of Science in Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture from Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture Planning, and Preservation.

María Alejandra Linares Trelles es una arquitecta de Lima – Perú, que actualmente reside en Estados Unidos. Su trabajo aborda la arquitectura desde una perspectiva sociopolítica, a través del diseño, la investigación y las prácticas curatoriales. Sus proyectos exploran temas en torno a la ecología, la materialidad y la formación de identidades. En el 2016 formó parte del equipo de diseño del nuevo Centro de Visitantes de Machu Picchu. Ha trabajado en Andrés Jaque  / Office for Political Innovation (Nueva York) y en el estudio Llonazamora (Lima). Adicionalmente, ha sido profesora en Pratt Institute (Nueva York), The New School (Nueva York), e investigadora en Columbia University. Obtuvo el grado de Arquitecta por la Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú y es Master of Science in Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture por Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture Planning, and Preservation.