Practising Architect and Master in Architecture by the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC). She is the co-founder of Tarapacá Project, an initiative to address reconstruction in heritage villages affected by earthquakes, created after the 2005 earthquake occurred in the northern area of Chile. The main work of this initiative —a Library built for the community— has been published several times and also exhibited in 2010 at the Expo Shanghai, Venice Architectural Biennale and Architecture Biennial of Chile. Since 2005, she has been studying re-construction strategies for housing in heritage villages. Her Master Thesis was awarded in two national competitions and also exhibited at the Architectural Biennale of Chile in 2010. She was an Architectural Design Studio tutor at PUC from 2009 to 2010. Her most relevant professional experience in public institutions was her work in the Heritage Reconstruction Programme at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development of Chile, after the 2010 earthquake.

Currently, she leads BScan, a 3D laser scanning cluster at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London where she also obtained her PhD in Architectural Design with a full scholarship (Becas Chile). Her thesis was titled: ‘Re-construction and record: exploring alternatives for heritage areas after earthquakes in Chile’, where she explored the role of the latest recording technologies — such as 3D laser scanning — in the context of built heritage affected by earthquakes. Her PhD visual work has been awarded twice and exhibited several times in London.   She has published in journals, books, and presented in conferences internationally. Some of her publications are available from:

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Book chapters

2016: Chapter 13: "Creating systematic records through time: the destruction and reconstruction of heritage areas affected by earthquakes in Chile”. In: Campkin, Ben & Duijzings, Ger (eds.) Engaged Urbanism. Cities & Methodologies. UCL Urban Laboratory. University College London. I.B. Tauris: London. December 2016. Pages 117-124.

2016: ‘Recording of Heritage Buildings: From measured drawing to 3D Laser Scanning’. In: Allen, L. and Pearson, L. (eds.). Drawing Futures: Speculations in Contemporary Drawing for Art and Architecture Conference. Section: Protocols, projects. London: UCL Press. Pages: 236-240. Available at:

2011: ”Importancia de los conjuntos patrimoniales. Vivienda y patrimonio modesto (Importance of heritage areas. Housing and modest heritage)” and “Estrategia: Concepto de intervención (Strategy: Intervention concept)” In: Plan de reconstrucción patrimonial. Chile Unido reconstruye mejor: vivienda, barrio, ciudad (Heritage Reconstruction Plan. Chile unified can rebuild better: housing neighbourhood and city). Ministry of Housing and Urban Development of Chile. May 2011. Pages: 13-14 and pages 28-29. Available at:

2010: Research Summary: “Estrategias proyectuales para la re_construcción de la vivienda en poblados patrimonales. Análisis y propuesta para San Lorenzo de Tarapacá, Chile (Design strategies for housing re_construction in heritage villages. Analysis and proposal for San Lorenzo de Tarapacá, Chile)”. In: Haz tu tesis en cultura (Do your thesis in culture), National Book Competition 2009. Council of Culture and Arts. August 2010. Pages: 175-219. ISBN: 978-956-8327-62-0. Available at:

2008: ‘Heritage intervention criteria applied to reconstruction processes. Study for the case of San Lorenzo de Tarapacá, Chile/ Criterios de intervención patrimonial aplicados a procesos de reconstrucción. Estudio para el caso de San Lorenzo de Tarapacá, Chile’. In: Schoonjans, Yves; Lievens, Williams; Corona M., Alfonso; Petric, Jelena; Vigo, Libertad; Pinheiro M., Denise (Eds.): Readings on Architecture and Urban Culture in Latin America and Europe/Ensayos sobre sustentabilidad y patrimonio - Arquitectura y Culturas Urbanas in America Latina y Europa. PROURB, da Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL & St Lucas Architectuur, Brussels, 2008. Pages 197-226. Available at:


Articles in Journals

2014: ‘3D Laser Scanning of Heritage Areas after Earthquakes: San Lorenzo de Tarapacá, Chile’. In: Opticon1826 (16):12, DOI:

2013: ‘Beyond the Appearance of Heritage: reconstruction of historic areas affected by earthquakes in Chile’. In:  International Journal of Architectural Research 7(3)- Special Issue on Post-Disaster Reconstruction. Guests editors: Dr Jason von Meding, Dr Jamie Mackee & Dr Thayaparan Gajendran. Archnet-IJAR, Archnet, MIT- Massachusetts Institute of Technology. November 2013. Pages 24-39. Available at:       


Articles in Magazines

2014: ‘Reconstruction and record: Exploring alternatives for heritage areas after earthquakes in Chile’. In: Lobby. Nº 1/ Autumn 2014: Un/Spectacle. The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK. Pages: 87-89. Available at:

2011: ‘Re_construcción de la vivienda en poblados patrimoniales. Propuesta para San Lorenzo de Tarapacá, Chile (Housing re_construction in heritage villages. Proposal for San Lorenzo de Tarapacá, Chile)’. In: Arquitecturas del Sur. Nº 37. University of Bio-Bío. Concepción, Chile. August 2011. Pages: 24-39. Available at:

2007: ‘Notas para una visión patrimonial del Hospital San Juan de Dios. Punto de inflexión en la arquitectura hospitalaria moderna en Chile (Notes for a heritage vision of the San Juan de Dios Hospital. Inflection point in modern architecture of Hospitals in Chile)’. In: Special Edition Magazine Cuadernos de Arquitectura.  II National Seminar DOCOMOMO Chile. Challenges of Modern Heritage. Catholic University of the North, Catholic University of Chile. Antofagasta, Chile. 2007. Pages: 100-103.


Conference and Seminar Proceedings

2018:   PAPER: 3D Laser Scanning Built Heritage: the Case of St Boniface´s Church in London. Proceedings of the ‘Digital cultural heritage: Future Visions’ Symposium. The Bartlett Real Estate Institute, University College London, UK. 13th-15th November 2017 (to be published).

2018:   PAPER: Drawing (on) the context: scanning, designing, building. Proceedings of the ‘Drawing millions of plans’ Conference. KADK, Copenhagen. 1st-3rd November 2017. Co-author: Felipe Lanuza (to be published).

2014: ‘3D laser scanning for recording heritage areas in post-earthquake re-construction. The cases of Lolol and Zúñiga in Chile.’ In: VisibileInvisibile. Percepire la città tra descrizioni e omissioni. VI AISU CONGRESS. Associazione Italiana di Storia Urbana. Catania, Italy. 12nd - 14th September 2013. ISBN 978-88-98547-05-0. Scrimm Edizione. November 2014. pp. 2013-2024. Available at:

2014: ‘The Role of the Record and the Paradox of the Original. Implications for the re-construction of historic buildings affected by earthquakes in Chile’. In: N. Gu (et. al.) (eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Kyoto, Japan.  14-17 May 2014. ISBN: 978-988-19026-5-8. Pages: 317-326. Co-author: Stephen Gage. Available at:

2013: ‘Re_construction strategies on heritage villages after earthquakes. Chile: 2005, 2010, 20??’ In: Devilat, B., Lanuza, F., Sandoval, V. (eds.). Proceedings Book Encuentros 2012 Conference Paris: Knowledge for Economic and Social Development. 4-6 July 2012. Bubok publishing S.L., Spain. June 2013. ISBN: 978-84-686-3860-7. 2nd Edition. Pages. 148-161. Available at:

2012: ‘From 2005 to 2010: towards a re-construction strategy for housing in heritage areas after earthquakes in Chile’. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development. Green Lines Institute. Porto, Portugal. 19-22 June 2012. Pages: 463-474. ISBN: 978-989-95671-9-1. Available at:

2012: ‘Housing Re-Construction in Vernacular Settlements after Earthquakes: San Lorenzo de Tarapacá as a starting point’. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Seminar on Vernacular Settlements-ISVS: Contemporary Vernaculars: Places, Processes and Manifestations. Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus. April 19- 21 2012. Pages: 265-277. ISBN: 978-975-8401-82-6. Available at:

2010: “Estrategias proyectuales para la reconstrucción de la vivienda en poblados patrimoniales. Propuesta para San Lorenzo de Tarapacá, Chile”. In: Proceedings of the X International Congress on Rehabilitation of Architectonic Heritage and Edification. CICOP- Chile. Extension Centre. Catholic University of Chile. Santiago, Chile. 3rd -5th November 2010. Pages: 806- 812. ISBN: 978-956-9006-00-5

2009: POSTER: Representations facing a disappearance: Maritime Sanatorium of San Juan de Dios in Viña del Mar. Minute of the III National Seminar DOCOMOMO Chile. Modern Heritage and City. Valparaíso, Chile. 18th - 20th November 2009. Page 102. ISBN: 978-956-332-242-2.

2007: “Proyecto Tarapacá: Iniciativa estudiantil para la reconstrucción del patrimonio arquitectónico del Norte Grande de Chile”. In: II Congress on Education, Museums and Heritage: Youth, Museums and Heritage. 1st - 2nd October. National Historical Museum, Santiago, Chile. Library, Archives and Museums Management DIBAM, and Commission of Education and Cultural Action CECA-Chile. Santiago, Chile. December, 2007.  Pages: 45-53. ISBN: 978-956-244-196-4. Co-authors: Samuel Bravo, Verónica Illanes, Felipe Kramm, Álvaro Silva and Natalia Spörke. Available at:

2007: “Design strategies for thermal improvements in social housing. Applications in the town of San Lorenzo de Tarapacá, Chile”. In: D’Alençon, Renato (Ed.), 6th International Conference on Sustainable Technologies: SET 07. School of Architecture. Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies. Catholic University of Chile. Santiago, Chile. 5th - 7th September 2007. Pages: 342-347. Co-author: Felipe Lanuza. Available at:


Edited Books

2014: ChileGlobal Seminars UK 2013- 2014. Lulu publishing, UK. December 2014. Eds.: Bernardita Devilat, Elizabeth Wagemann, Dana Brablec, Marcos Stuardo y Cristian Souza. Available at:

2013: Proceedings Book Encuentros 2012 Conference Paris: Knowledge for Economic and Social Development. 4-6 July 2012. Bubok publishing S.L., Spain. June 2013. ISBN: 978-84-686-3860-7. Eds.: Bernardita Devilat, Felipe Lanuza and Vicente Sandoval. Available at:


Projects in Books

2016: ‘Drawing from 3D laser scanning in Zúñiga, Chile’. In: Ferencz, Read and Tayob (eds.) Bartlett Drawing Research Series. June 2016. London: The Bartlett School of Architecture. June 2016. Pages 52 and 53.

2009: ‘Project for housing re-construction in San Lorenzo de Tarapacá village’. In: EAUC Yearbook 2008. School of Architecture. Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies. Catholic University of Chile. Santiago, Chile. April 2009. Pages 220 and 221.


Projects and images in Magazines

2013: Image gallery, three photographs. In: Opticon 1826. Issue n. 15 (Spring 2013)University College London, United Kingdom. 2013. Available at:

2008: Architectural Design Project: Active Landscapes. In: MARQ (03) 49Master in Architecture. School of Architecture. Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies. Catholic University of Chile. Santiago, Chile. 2008.


Interviews in National Magazines

2016: ‘Walk Around The British Pavilion’. British Council website . 24 March 2016 by Kate Le Versha. Available at:

2011: ‘To rebuild in silence’. Interviews made to a 5 outstanding architects in the reconstruction process after 1 year from the earthquake of February 27th, 2010. In: Housing and Decoration Magazine.  El Mercurio Newspaper. Santiago, Chile. 26th February 2011. Page 30.