Javiera is an architect that focuses on community engagement and research. Prior to moving to London, she worked in Chile for Santiago’s Municipality and national charity TECHO, delivering community-driven public realm and architectural projects. She has self-directed various initiatives in the UK, Spain. Her project ‘Traces’ explored new participatory processes to include young people into urban design debates and was awarded the 2019 CSM Making&Writing Prize and Honourable Mention in TRANSFER Architecture Award 2019.


She has consulted for the NHS, co-designing mental health environments for St.Pancras Hospital while collaborating with the Bartlett Real Estate Institute. She is currently Knowledge Exchange Facilitator for Erasmus+ and UAL guiding international students on social inclusion in regeneration projects in the UK, Denmark and Poland.


Her work explores innovative urban pedagogy creating spaces, methods and tools for non-built environment practitioners to be actively part of urban processes related to transformations of our neighbourhoods and cities.

+44 (0) 7849 591957


2017- 2019
Central Saint Martins,

University of the Arts London.
MA Graphic Communication Design, Distinction.

2009- 2015
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile,

School of Architecture.
Architecture Professional Degree, Distinction.




TRANSFER Architecture Video Award 2019

Honourable Mention.


Making & Writing MAGCD Award, Graduation Project

Central Saint Martins, UAL, UK.


2017 - 2019
Becas Chile Postgraduate Scholarship
CONICYT - National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research, Chile.


Academic Excellence Award
School of Architecture,

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile.



independent projects-----------------------------


Parking Day Barcelona 

Small-scale urban installation shifting the function of two parking lots into an engagement intervention for the city. 



“Traces: New ways to engage with the urban environment”. 

Series of urban engagement workshops with young people from 3 different youth centres in London.


‘La Vega Market Renovation. Self-Build Manual’

Self-Build Manual for market stall owners to construct and extend stall units, keeping the market’s identity consistent and promoting its flexibility and organic growth. 





"Blend Beginnings - Connecting Creatives"

Traces (Film) Youth citizen engagement workshop

March 15, Barnsbury, London.


‘Work in Progress – National Landscape’
‘Sordida Speculo’ Installation  

Together with Daniela Basauri.


“Restoration and Refurbishment of La Vega Central Market” Blueprints and Models
Institute of Urban and Regional Studies, PUC.


‘Modern South-America: objects, buildings, territories’ Editors: Mondragon H., Mejias C.; Ediciones ARQ, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile. 2015. Information Design published in Bonomo U. Borquez.T’. ‘Modernizing Impulses’.

academic experience------------------------------


2016 –2017
Design Studio I; Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, School of Architecture
Teaching assistant

2016 –2017
Color and Architecture; Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, School of Architecture
Teaching assistant


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