Iliana Villarreal Olvera

I’ve been an architect for almost 30 years with experience in a wide typology of projects located around the world, varying from large scale residential, aviation, mixed use, leisure, healthcare and retail. I’m a UK and Mexican citizen where I’m registered as an architect and had gained experience in all stages of design, from inception front end to delivery on site.
I attended universities in Canada, Mexico, USA and the UK, where I obtained my MA at Oxford Brookes and finalise my Part 3 at the Bartlett at UCL. Design and innovation are my passion and following the needs of a particular site my inspiration. I believe buildings adapt, and transform with climate, time and location. I’d joined leading teams some award winning firms like Foster + Partners, Pascall + Watson and Llewelyn Davies Yeang, and for the last 9 years worked at my own practice in Mexico delivering medium and large scale projects leading the design of each of them, motivating my team to obtain high-quality results, never conforming, and always searching a better solution with a resilient delivery.

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