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Personal Profile

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Fernanda Vuilleumier focuses on material innovation, research, application, and ingenuity within a broader social and cultural context while providing a well-rounded architecture.  She engages physically and digitally with high and low technologies and innovative construction materials systems to explore architecture as an evolved critical functionality.


Vuilleumier’s methodology is to negotiate complex relationships between the observer and the object.  She employs and manipulates a diverse range of innovative strategies and emerging technologies:  Hybrid materials, printed surfaces, and complex repetitive arrangements of elements. The resulting tectonic language facilitates the adaptation and evolution of the functional necessities, at the same time creating creative environments that are spatial and material.

2000 - 2014, I was internationally Nominated for Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) for Emerging Architecture.   The project, OutsideIn House, Puerto Natales XII Magallanes Chilean Antarctica, Province of Ultima Esperanza, Chile.


2009 - 2010 Urgent Architecture Post Natural-Disaster Shelters. It is an area of research that seeks to re-think a shelter to cover the basic needs of a survivor with the intervention of the first 24 hours after a natural catastrophe:  The design of shelters for affected people after a natural disaster.

2009 -2010 Scholarship winner Urgent Architecture project. Architecture Program of Young Artists National Fund for Culture and the Arts FONCA.





CCA, California College of the Arts. San Francisco California, USA


ITESO, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente.In Tlaquepaque, Jalisco Mexico

Master of Architecture Program

2006 Jury Prize Nominee 

Bachelor of Architecture Program

1999 Jury Prize Nominee 


September 2010

Morelia Ex Convento del Carmen for the Fondo Nacional Cultura y las Artes.

 June 2007  

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California. 

May 2007

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California.

Abril 2007

Mexican Consulate Gallery in  San Francisco, California.

1999 - 2000

Guadalajara Mexico.

FONCA Exhibition, Urgent Architecture.  Morelia Michoacán, México.Presented

post-catastrophe shelters at the Casa de la Cultura de

Argentina Studio Exhibition

Graduation Exhibition

An Architecture Exhibition

  Geometry and Color, Elemental Exhibition

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