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Luis Callejas


Institute of Urbanism and Landscape

Luis Callejas' works and research challenge the distinction between architecture and landscape architecture.

Luis Callejas is a full professor in landscape architecture at the Oslo School of Architecture. Before joining AHO he was lecturer at Harvard University Graduate School of design from 2011 to 2016 (Architecture and landscape architecture) He was also the 2020 Louis Kahn visiting assistant professor in Architecture at the Yale school of architecture. Callejas was selected as 2019 Patrick Geddes Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.
His projects range from master plans, cities, gardens, installations, buildings and vast landscapes.
Completed works include the aquatic center for the XI South American games, an open-air complex of swimming pools and public space in Medellin.
Having obtained diverse recognitions in multiple architecture, urban design and landscape competitions, Luis Callejas was awarded with the Architectural League of New York Prize for Young Architects in 2013 and selected as one of the world’s ten best young practices by the Iakov Chernikhov International Foundation in 2010. Callejas was nominated again in 2012 and 2014.
In 2016 Callejas was one of the three finalists for the Rolex mentor and protege arts initiative.
In 2016 LCLA was selected as on the the seven best new studios by Metropolis Magazine. 

Since 2008 Luis Callejas has received diverse recognitions in twenty five design competitions. His works were exhibited recently at the first Chicago Architecture Biennial, the 2016 Lisbon triennial, the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennial, the 2019 Seoul architecture biennale, the 2010 Latin American Architecture biennial and 2018 and 2021 Venice Biennials among others.
Some of his works were acquired by the permanet colellection at the Carnegie Art Museum in 2021.

Callejas is the author of Pamphlet Architecture 33 (Princeton Architectural Press, NY). The competition for PA33 asked previous authors in the series to nominate the architects and theorists whose work represents the most exciting design and research in the field today.
Other books include a monograph on his work "From paisajes emergentes to LCLA office" Edited by Giacinto Cervieri Ed Libria, Melfi. And co author of "Archipielago de Arquitectura" ed Mesa Editores, Medellin.
Works and texts by Callejas have been published Abitare, Domus, Metropolis, Jola, Harvard design magazine, Praxis, Mark, C3, Scape, DeArq, Architectural review, LA Times among others.

Previous teaching appointments and visiting professorships include: Yale school of architecture (Architecture 2020), Harvard University Graduate School of Design (Architecture and Landscape Architecture 2011-2016), Patrick Geddes fellow at the University of Edinburgh (2019), Porto academy (2021), Visiting professor in urban design at the University of Toronto (2012), Oslo School of Architecture and Design (Landscape Architecture, 2011), Tromsø Academy of Landscape and Territorial Studies (Landscape Architecture 2014), RMIT Melbourne (landscape architecture 2013), Escola Da Cidade, Sao Paulo (Architecture and Urbanism (2011), Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellin (Architecture 2009 - 2011)
Callejas has been in the jury of the Holcim award for sustainable architecture, the Iberoamerican Architecture Biennial (2016), the National prize for Architecture in Chile (2010) and other competitions. Callejas has also been frequent visiting critic for thesis, diploma and studios at MIT Cambridge, Harvard University GSD, Columbia GSAPP, Rice University, KTH Stockholm, AHO Oslo, University of Toronto among others.


  • Architecture and Landscape
  • Cities
  • Practise


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