Orlando Garcia with G-Ateliers Architecture will discuss his work in the context of the exhibition Colombia Transformed, which traces significant new projects that exemplify innovative architectural forms and spaces while serving as conduits for social inclusion.
Garcia graduated from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin Colombia with a bachelor of Architecture and Urbanism degree in 1999. After collaborating with the Laboratory of Architecture and Urbanism of the same University along with former professor Felipe Uribe in the design and construction of the Pies Descalzos Park and EPM Interactive Museum, he traveled to the United States in 2001 to work for interior design and architecture firms until 2006, when he established his own architecture practice co-founding G Ateliers in New York City.
In 2007 he opened an office in Medellin-Colombia. He has participated in several competitions, built a number of projects in New York City and Medellin and has received several awards and honors including the design award of excellence from SARA awards in New York and honorable mention in the Colombian Architecture Biennial among others. His most recent project is the Fernando Botero Library Park in Medellin.