Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Estudios Urbanos

Santiago, Chile

Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann is an architect graduated summa cum laude from the Universidad Católica de Chile in 2009. In 2014 he completed with honors a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University. Since 2010 he works as an independent architect in projects of different sizes and programs, public and private. In 2012 he becomes a partner of Izquierdo Lehmann architects.


His work has been exhibited at the MoMA and CFI in NY, at the Ljubljana City of Design in Slovenia, and GA Gallery, Tokyo, among others; has been published in books and magazines around the globe, including Casabella, Detail and GA Houses, among others; and awarded House of the Year (2017, Lujubiana), Design Vanguard 2020 by Architectural Record Magazine and AOA Medal to the Outstanding Young Architect (2021). He has lectured in universities in Chile, USA, and Japan. He is Professor of the Practice at Universidad Católica de Chile, where he teaches design and theory.



2008:   Academic Excellence Award. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

2008:   Best Diploma Project. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

2010:    House for the Pilgrims, Templo Votivo de Maipú. First prize. Associated to Luis Izquierdo and Antonia Lehmann.

2013:   Beca Chile scholarship, for studying a MsAAD at Universidad de Columbia.

2014:   Honor Award for Excellence in Design. Columbia University, New York.

2014:   Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize. Columbia University, New York.

2016:    “House in Futrono” chosen as one of 100 most important works of Chile, by Archdaily.

2016:    “House in Morrillos”, Premio Mayor, to the best “Minimum Work” of the year, Universidad Mayor, December 2016.

2017:    House in Morrillos chosen “House of the year” at the exhibition “Houses of the world”, City of design, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2017.

2017:   House in Morrillos finalist at the AR House awards.

2018:    House in Morrillos nominated to the MCHAP y MCHAP.emerge to the best American work finished between 2016 y 2018.

2020:    House in Matanzas, finalist of Archdaily’s ODA award, nominated by popular vote.

2020:    Design Vanguard, given to the 10 best emergent architects of the year, by Architectural Record.

2021:    AOA Medal to the Outstanding Young Architect. Biannual award given by the Chilean Association of Architectural Offices.


Printed publications of Built Works:

–        “Casa en Morrillos”. In ARQ 94, December 2016, Santiago, Chile.

–        “Casa en Morrillos”. In Ambientes 115, January – February 2017, Santiago, Chile.

–        “Cruz de madera”. In Arquitectura Viva 193. April 2017. Madrid, Spain.

–        “Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann”. In AOA 34. April 2017. Santiago, Chile.

–        “Casa en Morrillos”. In AV Proyectos 079. Mayo 2017. Madrid, Spain.

–         “Maison a Morrillos”. IN AMC Architecture Hors-Série, May 2017. Paris, France.

–        “House in Morrillos”. In Mark 68, June – July 2017. Amsterdam, Holland.

–        “House in Morrillos”. In Hise 85, July 2017, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

–        “House in Morrillos”. In Hinge Magazine 256, July 2017. Hong Kong, China.

–        “House in Morrillos”. In The Architectural Review 1443, July – August, 2017. London, England.

–        “Cerrar para Abrir. Casa en Morrillos”. In Summa mas 161, December 2017. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

–        “Holiday House near Coquimbo (CL)”. In Detail,1-2-2018. January-February 2018. Berlin, Alemania.

–        “Houlzhaus in der Dünenlandschaft der Pazifikküste”. In HOFMEISTER, S., “Bewohnte Natur. Architektur, Topographie, Landschaft”, Edition Detail, Berlin, 2018.

–         “Casa en Morrillos”. In Plot, Edición Especial 11, December 2018. Buenos Aires, Argentina

–        “House in Matanzas” In Interior Design Magazine, New York August 2019

–        “Three houses. Casa a El Peumo, Casa a Matanzas, Casa a Chicureo”. In Arketipo 132, October 2019. Milan, Italy.

–        “Holzbauweise. Wohnhaus aus unbehandeltem Kiefernholz von Cristián Izquierdo”. In MD Magazine, November 2019.

–        “Conjunto Alcántara” y “BO4502”. In Arquitectura y ciudad, Ediciones ARQ, Santiago: 2019.

–        “Design Vanguard: Cristián Izquierdo”. In Architectural Record, New York, May 2020.

–        “8 casas en calle Alcántara”. In Plot Especial 14, Buenos Aires, August 2020.

–        “Alcántara 360”. In Ambientes 136. October 2020.

–        “Against type”. In Architectural Record 10, 2020.

–        “Conjunto Alcántara”. In Summa Mas 183, Buenos Aires, February 2021

–        “House in Pupuya”. In GA Houses 175, March 2021

–        “Economies of scale”. In Dwell March / April 2021

–        “FLUCHTPUNKT AM HORIZONT”. In Hauser Juni – Juli 3/2021.

–        “Cristián Izquierdo, Conjunto Alcántara”. In Casabella 922, Giugno 2021.



–        IZQUIERDO, C., Pragmatismo y Proyecto. En NÚÑEZ, M. y DÍAZ, F. (editor), “Max Núñez. Colección de ideas.” ARQ Monografías, Ediciones ARQ. Santiago, 2018.

–        IZQUIERDO, C., Nociones estructurales. En ARQ 100, Diciembre 2018, Santiago, Chile.


Seminars and Conferences:

2014:   Conference “What do we call experimental”. Columbia University, New York, USA

2016:   Conference “Arquitectura y Política”. Centro de Estudios Públicos, Chile

2016:   Conference “Laderas”. Universidad Católica

2017:   Conference “Pabellones”. Universidad Católica

2017:   Conference “Equivalencias estructurales”. Universidad Andrés Bello.

2017:   Conference “Structural Equivalencies”. Tokyo University of Science, Japan.

2018:   Workshop “How do we live”. University of Liverpool in London, England.

2018:   Conference “Proyecto Oficina”. Universidad Católica

2018:    Conference “Un diálogo permanente con la arquitectura: Gottfried Semper”. Universidad Católica

2018:   Conference “El lugar de la teoría”. Universidad San Sebastián

2018:   Conference “Programa”. Universidad San Sebastián

2019:   Conference “Composiciones”. Universidad del Desarrollo, sede Concepción.

2019:   Member of the Editorial Board ARQ Magazine.

2019:    Conference “La arquitectura Otra Vez”. Universidad Católica

2019:    Conference “Conjunto Alcántara” at the Wood Week, GAM, Santiago, Chile.

2020:    Conference “Arqutectura en Madera”. Universidad Mayor

2020:    Conversation with Ana Miljacki. “Practices” conference Cycle, MARQ UC

2020:    Conversation with Andrés Jaque. “Practices” conference Cycle, MARQ UC

2020:    Conversation with Juan Herreros. “Practices” conference Cycle, MARQ UC

2020:    Conversation with Beate Holmebakk. “Practices” conference Cycle, MARQ UC

2020:    Conversation with Jane Hall. “Practices” conference Cycle, MARQ UC

2020:    Conference “Copos de nieve”. Online opening of Revista Prima.

2021:   Conference “Tipología y Composición”. Universidad de Viña del Mar



–         “Centro de Servicios Públicos en Valle Grande”. Final degree project Exhibition “Umbrales”, Universidad Católica. 2008.

–         “Rent-a-hearth”, presented at the “What do we call Experimental” seminar, Columbia University. Septiembre 2014.

–        “Casa en Futrono”, Bienal Panamericana de Quito, Ecuador, 2014.

–        “Casa en Futrono” selected at the “Exemplary work” section. Bienal de arquitectura de Chile. Valparaíso 2015.

–        Pabellón YAP-Constructo, exhibited at the MoMA. New York, 2015.

–         “Casa en Morrillos”, exhibition “EXTRA-ORDINARY: New Practices in Chilean Architecture”, CFA / AIA Nueva York, 2016.

–        “Casa en Morrillos”, exhibition “Arquitectura Destacada en Madera en Chile”, Semana de la Madera, Estación Mapocho, Santiago, 2016.

–        “Casa en Morrillos”, exhibition “Houses of the world”, City of design, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2017. Premio “House of the year”

–        “House in Pupuya”, exhibition “GA Houses Project”, GA Gallery, Tokyo, Japón, 2021.

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