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BRAVE / PRAXIS: Hollywood ::: Andrés Felipe Escobar

Born and raised in Colombia, Andrés Felipe Escobar graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.

Throughout his academic and professional career, his interest in urbanism and passion for foreign cultures have led him to travel, live and study in France at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-Val de Seine as well as in Mexico at the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla. In the last few years, he has also participated in international planning workshops, including a 3 week charrette organized by the Council for European Urbanism to study, document and propose a new vision for the redevelopment of Havana’s Harbor in Cuba.

Since his relocation from Los Angeles to Houston, Andres has taken a special interest in the region, co-authoring a research paper entitled “Engulfed by Industry: Rethinking the Residential-Industrial Interface.” This winning Rice Design Alliance Research Grant proposal will study and document the historical, present and future urban impact of Industry on Houston neighborhoods.

As a professional, he has been involved in the design and construction of large-scale commercial, residential and hospitality projects; and since joining BRAVE, he has been part of the YMCA team.

Outside of architecture, Andrés Felipe is also a film aficionado with ongoing plans to produce and direct his own short film. Additionally, he has recently contributed to NUKTA ART, an international art magazine published biannually in Pakistan, with an article titled, “Politics, Taboos & Censorship: Past, Present and Future foes in South American Art”.