NUESTRO EQUIPO

La Oficina de Desarrollo + Arquitectura + Planeamiento – Buro DAP -, esta basada en distintas regiones del mundo y conformada por un grupo de profesionales altamente cualificado en los campos de la ciencia y el conocimiento desde lo técnico y lo social.

Por una parte: arquitectos, planificadores territoriales, diseñadores urbanos, diseñadores gráficos, paisajistas, ingenieros de transporte, ambientales, civiles y de infraestructuras, programadores de software; por otra parte: antropólogos, sociólogos, psicólogos, trabajadores sociales y periodistas y expertos en marketing y comunicación.

Nuestro grupo de expertos y consultores aprovechando su ubicación geográfica alrededor del globo aporta conocimientos e innovación en ámbitos desde el planeamiento en la escala territorial regional hasta el concepto y diseño de producto. El trabajo desarrollado por nuestro equipo de consultores, expertos, practicantes y “staff” es altamente innovador, integral y visionario, basado en una comprensión holística de los problemas del territorio desde la categoría de lo “GLocal” y en clave con los desafíos que demanda el cambio climático y la sostenibilidad.

Nuestro equipo esta altamente cualificado y formado en las más importantes Universidades del mundo, en su mayoría provenientes de escenarios interdisciplinares y en capacidad de aportar soluciones integrales, éticas y socialmente responsables a las necesidades de comunidades, Instituciones y ciudades. Lo anterior involucra abordar soluciones desde escenarios innovadores, integrales y dinámicos, producto de la interacción compleja de distintos ecosistemas (urbanos, naturales, sociales, económicos y políticos)  para un mejoramiento permanente de los procesos creativos que impacten por medio del diseño realidades territoriales, desde el planeamiento y diseño del entorno hasta el diseño de producto.

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  • Associate Partners
  • Consultant Associate Partners
  • Founders
  • Professional Leader
  • Professional Staff
  • ELKIN VARGAS
    ELKIN VARGAS
    Founder
  • RAJESH RAJASEKHARAN
    RAJESH RAJASEKHARAN
    Founder
  • TEJAL SURTI
    TEJAL SURTI
    Founder
  • JAYDEEP CHAUDHARI
    JAYDEEP CHAUDHARI
    Founder
  • CAMILO JIMÉNEZ
    CAMILO JIMÉNEZ
    Consultant Associate Partner
  • FELIPE LEÓN
    FELIPE LEÓN
    Consultant Associate Partner
  • BHARAT DAHIYA
    BHARAT DAHIYA
    Associate Partner
  • MARÍA ELENA TORRES
    MARÍA ELENA TORRES
    Consultant Associate Partner
  • JAYPRAKASH S. CHADCHAND
    JAYPRAKASH S. CHADCHAND
    Consultant Associate Partner
  • JAIRO AGUDELO
    JAIRO AGUDELO
    Consultant Associate Partner
  • ANDREEA RACLES
    ANDREEA RACLES
    Consultant Associate Partner
  • RENE RUEDA PILONIETA
    RENE RUEDA PILONIETA
    Consultant Associate Partner
  • YIRA MARTINEZ
    YIRA MARTINEZ
    Consultant Associate Partner
  • MARGARITA MORALES
    MARGARITA MORALES
    Consultant Associate Partner
  • GUSTAVO ARCINIEGAS
    GUSTAVO ARCINIEGAS
    Consultant Associate Partner
  • RAUL MARINO
    RAUL MARINO
    Consultant Associate Partner
  • NICOLAS CARCELEN
    NICOLAS CARCELEN
    Associate Partner
  • IVAN RODRIGUEZ
    IVAN RODRIGUEZ
    Professional Staff
  • JOHAN MEZA
    JOHAN MEZA
    Professional Leader
  • EDUARDO ACOSTA
    EDUARDO ACOSTA
    Professional Leader
  • STEPHANIA MARTINEZ
    STEPHANIA MARTINEZ
    Professional Leader
  • JIMMY ZULUAGA
    JIMMY ZULUAGA
    Professional Leader
  • SIBONEY PEREZ
    SIBONEY PEREZ
    Professional Leader

ELKIN VARGAS
Founder

Manager of academic and cooperative dialogue for the organization, his professional academic training with a high international profile in the areas of Design, Planning and Management of regional and urban development have allowed him to develop as a consultant and international speaker. He has the necessary capacity to design, formulate and evaluate development projects from the urban to the regional scale within the framework of participatory scenarios, aiming at a sustainable management of the territory through strategies and inclusive processes of management and planning. Highlights skills related to the design and formulation of plans and projects aimed at revitalizing deteriorated urban sectors, historic centers and urban and regional cultural landscapes in the context of National + International Development Cooperation Sustainable development of the territory.

RAJESH RAJASEKHARAN
Founder

Leading entrepreneur of the global vision of Buro DAP. His training in international cooperation and studies for sustainable urban development, has encourage him to take advantage for a professional and institutional dialogue in much of South East Asia. His professional career in the areas of international consulting, academic and administrative management has gotten as a key tab for the institutional rise of the organization. His distinctions as an amateur researcher in successful processes of sustainable development in India have exceeded the threshold of projection in all professional areas of Buro DAP International. Rajesh holds Master of Science in International Cooperation and Urban Development  & International Cooperation and Sustainable Emergency Architecture for Erasmus Mundus Program.

TEJAL SURTI
Founder

Promoting quality in detail about the architectural processes in the organization. His experience in the Indian subcontinent has allowed her to contribute to the understanding of essential determinants in the architectural composition of Asia. The meticulous ability to adapt spaces is her greatest passion, thus achieving the cultural conservation of the physical and social space in each project. Her greatest teaching is the disposition to preserve a formative legacy based on the social wealth of his country to be transmitted to other generations. Tejal holds degrees in Interior Design for School of Interior Design, CEPT University.

JAYDEEP CHAUDHARI
Founder

He is a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners.  He’s skilled in the fields of comprehensive planning, transportation planning, policy, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), administration, geographical information system (GIS), and architecture. He has completed more $ 1.75 million worth of planning research projects in the United States. Mr. Chaudhari is a widely published author and a reviewer of many journals, publication houses, and institutes. He was awarded, “Excellence in Regional Transportation Award”  presented by the  National Association Development Organizations, “Distinguished Leadership Award” by Alabama Chapter of American Planning Association, “Scholastic Achievement Award” in Community Planning by Tau Sigma Delta honor society and numerous other awards. Jaydeep holds Master of Community Planning and Master of Public Administration degrees from Auburn University, USA and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Institute of Environmental Design, India.

CAMILO JIMÉNEZ
Consultant Associate Partner
(PhD) egresado de la Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo de la Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Alemania). Obtuvo el título de Master (MSc) en Estudios Urbanos de la Bauhaus-Universität Weimar y Planeación Urbana de la Universidad de Tongji (Shanghái, China). Es arquitecto graduado de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia  sede Bogotá). Se ha desempeñado en Alemania, Austria, China y Colombia como consultor en diseño y planeación urbana, docente e investigador. Su interés académico gira entorno a la producción de teoría crítica del espacio y las ciudades latinoamericanas y su aplicación en el planteamiento de líneas de interpretación-acción en los campos del diseño y la planeación urbana.
FELIPE LEÓN
Consultant Associate Partner

Economista con formación, conocimiento y experiencia en docencia universitaria y desarrollo profesional en los campos de estudios económicos, sociales y territoriales. Experiencia asociada en investigación y consultoría en procesos de desarrollo territorial y gestión de proyectos socioeconómicos.

BHARAT DAHIYA
Associate Partner

An award-winning Urbanist, Dr. Bharat Dahiya combines academic research, policy analysis and development practice aimed at examining and tackling current social, economic, environmental and governance issues in the Asian urban context and at multiple geographical scales.  By academic training, Bharat is a Social Scientist and Urban & Regional Planner. He holds a PhD in Urban Governance from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. He completed his M.A. in Geography from Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Master of Planning from School of Planning and Architecture, both based in New Delhi.

MARÍA ELENA TORRES
Consultant Associate Partner
(PhD) Profesor Investigador de la Unidad de Posgrado e Investigación de la Facultad de Arquitectura de la Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán ARQUITECTA y MAESTRA en ARQUITECTURA por la Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán y DOCTORA en ARQUITECTURA, por el Programa Interinstitucional de Doctorado en Arquitectura (PIDA), con sedes en la Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo Investigadora en arquitectura y urbanismo histórico patrimonial, específicamente en: clasificación tipológica y catalogación de la vivienda histórica y patrimonial; delimitación y caracterización de los centros históricos; y Arquitectura y Urbanismo del Movimiento Moderno, vivienda moderna y primeros fraccionamientos de vivienda construida en serie.
JAYPRAKASH S. CHADCHAND
Consultant Associate Partner

An Architect-Urban Planner by professional background, currently serving as Professor at Mysore School of Architecture (Affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, India. He is having more than five years of international teaching and research experience at higher education universities abroad. He did his B.Arch. and M.Tech.(Town Planning) degrees from Karnatak and Sardar Patel Universities respectively. In the year 2009, he earned his doctorate degree in the field of Urban and Regional Planning from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee.

JAIRO AGUDELO
Consultant Associate Partner

Architect with a great performance in the history and semiotics of architecture, through his experience as a teacher in different Colombian universities, he has acquired great passion for research and scientific development with innumerable publications of national and international order. His professional profile incorporates a doctorate in cultural and natural heritage, additionally master degree in theory and history of architecture.

ANDREEA RACLES
Consultant Associate Partner

Passionate for the anthropological and social dimension of the territory, she is an expert sociologist in the “Domestic space and its property capacity”. Its trajectory in the European context in different research centers for history and culture, and also in public order institutions such as ministries and secretariats, make it a high capacity in matters for community development. She is currently a PhD candidate in studies for the cultural study of regions.

RENE RUEDA PILONIETA
Consultant Associate Partner

Architect and project coordinator for distinguished Colombian companies like Bavaria SA, Homecenter, Colpatria and local builders. His attention to detail and passion for illustration make him an avid expert in the structural projection of projects. He has participated in international consultancies in areas of mobility and architecture, in that sense, strengthens his experience in all possible contexts.

YIRA MARTINEZ
Consultant Associate Partner

Architect and Urban Planner in coordination of projects for urban renewal, management and financing. His trajectory in different institutions of the governmental order in Colombia has strengthened in her the strategic formulation of initiatives in Bogota. His greatest passions are international consulting and the ability to manage optimum processes in the city. Currently holds a master’s degree in urban planning from the National University of Colombia.

MARGARITA MORALES
Consultant Associate Partner

Architect with over 5 years of experience in design, construction and management of projects. Her main field of interest and studies is Urban Development at national and international level. She has also developed social work since 2003 as a volunteer  in Chile and overseas (Philippines). She has participated in mining projects in Chile and reconstruction and risk reduction projects in Indonesia, Philippines and Colombia. She holds a MSc Urban Management and Development candidate from University Rotterdam. 2017 – 2018.

GUSTAVO ARCINIEGAS
Consultant Associate Partner

With a great knowledge in geographical information systems and MAPSUP, Gustavo contains scientific abilities on territorial systems associated to indicators of environmental impact, invited as lecturer in different European cities around collaborative technological platforms, complements a high profile at European and Latin American level. Currently holds PhD in Natural and Earth Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Thesis: Decision support tools for participatory land use planning and is the leader of the GEO – DAP consortium [GEO COL & BURO DAP] .

RAUL MARINO
Consultant Associate Partner

With extensive experience in the field of research on urban phenomena and history. Raul is an expert architect in territorial development and integral social transformation. He is currently a graduate of the National University of Colombia; Master of Advanced Studies ETH in Architektur, Spezialisierung in Urban Transformation in Developing Territories, Zürich (Switzerland) and professor in different Colombian universities.

NICOLAS CARCELEN
Associate Partner

Trained as an architect (B.Arch. and M.Sc.), He have worked as a designer and project manager across scales in a variety of contexts. His objective is to continue learning while contributing his project management and problem solving skills, and collaborating with all involved team members to produce outstanding work. He holds a Masters in International Cooperation: Sustainable Emergency Architecture and Master of Science in International Cooperation and Urban Develeopment from Universitat Internacional de Catalunya and Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

IVAN RODRIGUEZ
Professional Staff

He is characterized as a proactive person to take on challenges, responsible, honest and disciplined. Throughout his academic life, he has excelled by his high performance and has acquired great experience in the intercultural and practical field through national and international academic tours. It emphasizes its capacity of analysis and elaboration of urban proposals around the structuring systems of the city, and also principal coordinator for Buro DAP Foundation. He currently holds his degree in territorial planning at the University of La Salle in Colombia.

JOHAN MEZA
Professional Leader

Arquitecto en el ultimo semestre de formación de la Facultad de Ciencias del Hábitat, Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá, Colombia; con especial interés en el ejercicio de la arquitectura como herramienta que permite generar impacto en comunidades vulnerables, convencido de la importancia de la infraestructura en la construcción comunitaria y su incidencia en el mejoramiento de territorios alta mente vulnerados.

EDUARDO ACOSTA
Professional Leader

Ingeniero Industrial con formación académica en direccionamiento de recursos físicos, humanos y tecnológicos. Capacidad para contribuir en actividades que permiten mejorar las funciones culturales, sociales y económicas de una ciudad. Facilidad de concretar acciones encaminadas al desarrollo urbano, la planificación estratégica, la movilidad como derecho fundamental, y que contribuyen a la ejecución de planes, programas y proyectos sostenibles e integrados.

STEPHANIA MARTINEZ
Professional Leader

Geógrafa egresada de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, con formación académica de posgrado en Estudios urbanos y regionales de la misma institución. Desarrolla especial experiencia e interés de investigación en asentamientos informales, instrumentos de planificación y ordenamiento para el mejoramiento y desarrollo integral barrial y el uso de los SIG en contextos vulnerables.

JIMMY ZULUAGA
Professional Leader

Arquitecto de la universidad Santo Tomas (Colombia). Se caracteriza por su visión, pasión, responsabilidad y honestidad en su vida y profesión. Apasionado por la arquitectura social desde un enfoque urbano y holístico, pensando en esta como un motor de cambio positivo en temáticas de inclusión, convergencia, desarrollo, cultura y educación.

SIBONEY PEREZ
Professional Leader
Estudiante de último semestre de Diseño Industrial con especialidad en diseño de bienes de uso y equipamiento público en el Centro Universitario de Arte Arquitectura y Diseño de la Universidad de Guadalajara, con formación en distintos programas y estancias de investigación en la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México y participante activa en distintos foros nacionales e internacionales con temáticas urbanas y de diseño. Su principal motivación es contribuir de manera proactiva y positiva para mejorar la calidad de vida a través del diseño, la planeación; el desarrollo sustentable y sostenible y el tejido social en lo rural y lo urbano.
Interesada por las áreas de conocimiento referentes a la antropología urbano – arquitectónica, la semiología urbana, la psicología ambiental y social y el entendimiento de los diferentes modelos urbanos para el desarrollo de metodologías proyectuales colaborativas para mejorar la calidad de vida y la habitabilidad del espacio público. Habilidad para la investigación, conceptualización, redacción y comunicación de proyectos y procesos creativos, redes de cooperación, gestión de diseño y coordinación de proyectos.
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