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.

She leads BScan part-time, a 3D laser scanning teaching 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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Peer-reviewed scientific journals

2014: B. Devilat. “3D Laser Scanning of Heritage Areas after Earthquakes”. In: Opticon1826 (16):12, July 2014. Pp. 1-4. Index: Open Journal Systems. Citations by others: 1.  DOI: http://

2013: B. Devilat.“Beyond the Appearance of Heritage: reconstruction of historic areas affected by earthquakes in Chile”. In:  Archnet-IJAR, Archnet, MIT. Pp. 24-39. Scopus index. Citations by others: 5. DOI:

2010: B. Devilat. “Re_construcción de la vivienda en poblados patrimoniales. Propuesta para San Lorenzo de Tarapacá, Chile”. In: Arquitecturas del Sur Nº 37. University of Bio-Bío. Concepción, Chile, pp.24-39. August 2010.  Indexes: WOS, Avery Index, Qualis/Capes B2, Latindex, - Dialnet, Doaj, Redib, Rebiun, Ebsco, Open Archives Initiative, Journal Tocs, ARLA.


Double-blind peer-reviewed conference proceedings

2019: B. Devilat. ‘3D Laser Scanning Built Heritage: St Boniface´s Church as a teaching experience.’ In: Proceedings of the Digital cultural heritage: Future Visions Symposium. The Bartlett Real Estate Institute, UCL, UK. 13-15 November 2017 (to be published).

2016: B. Devilat. ‘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. The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. 11-12 Nov. London: UCL Press. Pp.: 236-240. DOI:

2014: B. Devilat and S. Gage. ‘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. Pp.: 317-326. Indexes: Scopus-Elsevier.

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings

2019: B. Devilat and F. Lanuza. ‘Drawing (on) the context: scanning, designing, building.’ Proceedings of the Drawing millions of plans Conference. KADK, Copenhagen. 1-3 November 2017 (to be published).

2014: B. Devilat. ‘Re-Construction and Record: Exploring Alternatives for Heritage Areas after Earthquakes in Chile’. PhD Research Projects Conference 2014. The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK. Issuu. 25th February 2014. Pp. 8-9.

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

2013: B. Devilat. ‘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. Pp. 148-161.

2012: B. Devilat. ‘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. ISBN: 978-989-95671-9-1. Pp. 463-474.

2012: B. Devilat. ‘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. ISBN: 978-975-8401-82-6. Pp. 265-277.

2010: B. Devilat. ‘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, PUC. Santiago, Chile. 3-5 November 2010. ISBN: 978-956-9006-00-5. Pp. 806- 812.

2009: B. Devilat and F. Lanuza. ‘Representaciones ante a una desaparición: el Sanatorio Marítimo de San Juan de Dios en Viña del Mar’ (Representations facing a disappearance: Maritime Sanatorium of San Juan de Dios in Viña del Mar). Proceedings of the III National Seminar DOCOMOMO Chile. Modern Heritage and City. Valparaíso, Chile. 18th - 20th Nov. 2009. ISBN: 978-956-332-242-2.  Page 102 (poster).

2007: B. Devilat. ‘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 and PUC. Antofagasta, Chile. 2007. Pp.: 100-103. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4784.5603

2007: B. Devilat, S. Bravo, V. Illanes, F. Kramm, Á. Silva and N. Spörke. ‘Proyecto Tarapacá: Iniciativa estudiantil para la reconstrucción del patrimonio arquitectónico del Norte Grande de Chile’ (Tarapaca Project: Student initiative for the reconstruction of the architectural heritage of the Northern Chile). In: II Congress on Education, Museums and Heritage. 1- 2 October 2007. National Historical Museum, Santiago, Chile. Library, Archives and Museums Management DIBAM, and Commission of Education and Cultural Action CECA-Chile. Santiago, Chile. December, 2007. ISBN: 978-956-244-196-4.  Pp. 45-53.

2007: B. Devilat and F. Lanuza. ‘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, PUC. Santiago, Chile. 5-7 September 2007. Pp.: 342-347.

Edited Books

2014: B. Devilat, E. Wagemann, D. Brablec, M. Stuardo, C. Soza (eds.). ChileGlobal Seminars UK 2013- 2014. Lulu Publishing, UK. December 2014. ISBN:
9789563583465. 112 pp.

2013: B. Devilat, F. Lanuza, V. Sandoval (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. 287 pp. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4817.3284

Book chapters

2016: B. Devilat. 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. ISBN: 9781786721662. Pages 117-124.

2011: B. Devilat. Chapter 4:”Importancia de los conjuntos patrimoniales. Vivienda y patrimonio modesto¨;  (Importance of heritage areas. Housing and modest heritage)”, Section 5.3.1: “Estrategia: Concepto de intervención (Strategy: Intervention concept)” and other paragraphs indicated. In: MINVU, Plan de reconstrucción patrimonial. Chile Unido reconstruye mejor: vivienda, barrio, ciudad (Heritage Reconstruction Plan. Chile unified can rebuild better: housing neighbourhood and city). May 2011. Pp. 13-14; 23; 28-29; 32.

2010: B. Devilat. “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: Council of Culture and Arts. Haz tu tesis en cultura (Do your thesis in culture), National Book Competition 2009. August 2010. Cultura Editions. Pages: 175-219. ISBN: 978-956-8327-62-0. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4948.4008

2010: B. Devilat, S. Bravo, V. Illanes, F. Kramm and N. Spörke. ‘Propuesta de Reconstrucción Patrimonial Proyecto Tarapacá’ (Heritage Reconstruction proposal Tarapacá Project). In: M. Cortés, S. Gray (eds.) Chilean Pavilion Catalogue. 12ª Architecture Venice Biennale 2010. pp. 58-63.

2008: B. Devilat. ‘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. Pp. 197-226. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2130.3521


Journal articles

2018: B. Devilat and F. Lanuza. ‘3D Scan House’. In: InForma, ‘Hybrid Realities’- ‘Realidades Híbridas’ (11): 110-114. Autumn. School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico. November 2018.

2014: B. Devilat. “Reconstruction and record: exploring alternatives for heritage areas after eathquakes in Chile” In: Lobby. Nº 1/ Autumn 2014: Un/Spectacle. The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK. Pages: 87-89.

2007: B. Devilat, S. Bravo, V. Illanes, F. Kramm, N. Spörke and Á. Silva. “Prototipo Proyecto Tarapacá: una propuesta para la reconstrucción de la vivienda en poblados patrimoniales” (Tarapaca Project Prototype: a proposal for the housing reconstruction of heritage villages). In: Revista C/A. (130): 32-35. Santiago, Chile. June-July 2007.

Projects, abstracts and images featured in books

2018: ‘Recording for re-construction: 3D laser scanning for the analysis and intervention of heritage areas affected by earthquakes’. In: RIBA Research Awards Book. London, UK. December 2018.

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. Pp.52-53.

2009: ‘Project for housing re-construction in San Lorenzo de Tarapacá village’. In: EAUC Yearbook 2008. School of Architecture, PUC. Santiago, Chile. April 2009. Pp. 220-221.

Projects and images featured in journals

2018: ‘3D laser scanning heritage. Exploring alternatives for re-construction after earthquakes in Chile.’ PhD Research in the Bartlett Doctoral Review 2018. Cover and page 26. UCL. September 2018.

2017: 3D Scan House. In: Arkitekten. 15th December 2017.

2014: 3D printed models from the 3D laser scanning of heritage houses. In: First Year Report. Institute of Making, UCL, 2013-2014. Pp. 48-49.

2013: Image gallery, three photographs. In: Opticon 1826. Issue n. 15 (Spring 2013). UCL, UK. DOI:10.5334/



2008: Architectural Design Project: Active Landscapes. In: MARQ (03) 49. Master in Architecture. School of Architecture, PUC. Santiago, Chile.


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

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.