Santiago del Hierro

is an Ecuadorian architect and researcher based in The Hague. Since 2008, he has focused on development initiatives in the Ecuadorian Amazon, exploring how architecture and urban design can alternatively engage issues related to resource extraction, expansion of agricultural frontiers and the encroachment of indigenous territories. Santiago holds a Master in Architecture from Yale University, where he attended as a Fulbright scholar, and between 2009 and 2010 was a resident researcher at the Design Department of the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Until 2017, prior to moving to The Netherlands, he taught at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, where he developed and coordinated the Urban Design Masters program. He has also been a guest professor at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, the Escuela Técnica Superior de Aquitectura de Valencia and TU Delft.


del Hierro UA

is an urban and architectural consultancy firm established in The Netherlands and Ecuador with experience in educational and cultural projects in Latin America.



Throughout the years, several valuable colleagues have collaborated in architectural and research projects. Many thanks go to Hugo Acosta, Erick Álvarez, Kevin Aragón, Ericka Arregui, Joaquín Arrobo, María del Carmen Burbano, Mauro Cepeda, Francisco Cevallos, Abel Coenen, Fabiola Cruz, Julián Dávalos, José de La Torre, Felipe Donoso, Andrés Endara, Luis Felipe Flores, Mike Fonseca, Andrés Granda, Santiago Granda, Paula Izurieta, Michelle Jaramillo, Alejandro Jurado, Maryangel Mesa, Mauricio Mesías, Roberto Morales, Gabriel Moyer-Perez, Salomé Ordóñez, Santiago Ruales, Rashid Saá, Daniel Sáenz, Janina Sánchez, Pablo Silva, Cristhian Tuárez and Santiago Vaca.



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