Architecture Degree Program
Eduardo Guerrero received his professional architecture degree from the University The Republic in Santiago Chile and earned a Master of Urban Design degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining the faculty at the University of Arizona, Eduardo practiced architecture and urban design in Chile and in California. Eduardo has designed and built hundreds of social housing units in the Atacama Desert region, designed prototypical houses for Habitat for Humanity, and selected properties for future housing developments. In addition, Eduardo has overseen neighborhood revitalization efforts in Santiago for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning and has also worked as an urban design consultant for firms in California in both rural and urban areas. As a registered architect (in Chile) and urban designer, Eduardo’s professional and research interests include both disciplinary perspectives. Eduardo is drawn to design problems that engage architecture, urban design, climate, and culture, and is especially interested in the seen and unseen edges that define boundaries between urban, rural, agricultural, industrial, natural and social settings.
When Eduardo is not teaching architectural design at the University of Arizona or designing professionally, he is serving on the Bike and Pedestrian Sub-committee and the Pedestrian Plan Committee for the Pima Association of Governments, and working to make Tucson an even better place to live.
Master of Urban Design. University of California Berkeley.
Diploma in Public Urban Development. Catholic University of Chile, Santiago.
Graduate Studies at University The Republic, Chile. Registered Architect.
ARC 101 Foundation Studio 1
ARC 102 Foundation Studio 2
ARC 471 Urban Design and Social Housing
ARC 201 Design Studio
This course is a fundamental inquiry into the nature of spatial composition. Line, plane, mass and volume will be investigated through a series of abstract exercises. The final project will synthesize all of these elements.
1. Development of the following three ethics: analytical, material and spatial.
2. Ability to raise clear and precise questions, use abstract ideas to interpret information, consider diverse points of view, reach well-reasoned conclusions, and test them against relevant criteria and standards [NAAB criterion 2].
3. Ability to use appropriate representational media, including freehand drawing and computer technology, to convey essential formal elements at each stage of the programming and design process [NAAB criterion 3].
4. Understanding of the fundamentals of visual perception and the principles and systems of order that inform two- and three-dimensional design, architectural composition, and urban design [NAAB criterion 5].
5. Ability to use basic architectural principles in the design of buildings, interior space, and sites [NAAB criterion 6].
ARC 101 Design Studio
Develop a visual and haptic sensibility, rigor and awareness of the world through freehand drawing and physical material manipulation.
This course introduces students to the essential methods of visual communication and ordering systems through a series of inter-related exercises. Techniques such as investigative sketching, freehand drawing, full tonal range drawing and model building are considered in relation to their potential to reveal the world around us with a heightened sense of awareness. Elements such as light, material, structure and enclosure will be explored both empirically and conceptually at a variety of scales and applications. Throughout the semester, each student will develop a set of manual skills that will allow for future innovation and development. The students and faculty are collaboratively engaged in order to establish a practice of drawing and making that encourages an aptitude for critical thought. To this end, a program of spatial and analytical exercises have been developed in order to focus attention not only on how architects draw and make, but also on the reasoning and processes embedded within each operation. Students and instructors will utilize the course material to question, engage and establish our place in the Sonoran Desert.
A multidisciplinary, multi year team of students covering three specialties (architecture, planning, real estate development... Read More
PUENTE for CAPLA, the SoA organization comprised mainly of Hispanic and underrepresented architecture students presented... Read More
The photographic work of SoA Assistant LecturerEduardo Guerrero was selected for the 7th Annual Curious Camera... Read More
SoA Assistant LecturerEduardo Guerrero is part of the collaborative Technical Advisory Committee contributing to the... Read More