Gabriel Vergara is an Architect and Urban Designer. Through collaborative research and practice, he explores stories and narratives through the lens of underrepresented actors and related disciplines. His design practice advocates for a multidisciplinary approach, bringing alternative knowledge to the field of architecture and urban design. A graduate of the Architecture and Urban Design program at Columbia GSAPP, he is currently Urban Designer at non-profit Asia Initiatives, where he leads participatory design in New York and coordinates community-based projects in Chile.

 

Member of multidisciplinary design teams. Most recently, awarded the William Bullock Prize for critical museography by the USC Fisher Museum of Art and MUAC in Mexico for Bordær: Cartographies and Narratives of Migration project developed in collaboration with the civic organization Juntas Vamos. Past collaborations include projects with organizations in the US and Latin-American such as The Center for Court Innovation in New York and AriztiaLAB in Santiago on Santiago Babylon, a research project developed for the XX Bienal de Arquitectura de Chile. He has worked at architecture and urban design firms such as One Architecture & Urbanism on coastal resiliency projects and the recent publication Building with Nature: Creating, implementing, and upscaling Nature-Based Solutions and 51-1 Arquitectos in Peru.

 

Co-founder of Susuka, an architecture studio based in Chile and the local brand of Supersudaca in Santiago, his work has been published internationally and included in the Chilean Pavilion at the 12th Venice Biennale of Architecture.

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LIST OF PROJECTS

YEAR
IMAGE
PROJECT
STUDIO
ROLE
LOCATION
STATUS
LINK
2021
Planetary Home Improvement
Independent
Co-Designer
Prague, Czech Republic
Built
https://www.gabrielvergara.cl/copia-de-pologrounds
2020
Building With Nature
One Architecture
Urban Designer
New York, US
Published
https://onearchitecture.nl/one-work/one-urbanism-planning/
2020
East Side Interceptor Gate Building
One Architecture
Urban Designer
New York, US
Executive Project
https://onearchitecture.nl/one-work/one-architecture-2/
2020
Polo Grounds Gardens
CCI
Consultant
New York, US
Preliminary Design
https://www.gabrielvergara.cl/pologrounds-gardens
2020
Postcards From The Border
Independent
Co-Designer
US-Mex Border
Published - Online
https://www.postcardsfromborder.com
2020
Resilience by Design: Metropoolregion Amsterdam
One Architecture
Team Member
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Preliminary Design
https://onearchitecture.nl/one-work/one-urbanism-planning/
2020
Stay at Home Stress
Independent
Co-Designer
Houston, Texas
Published - Online
https://stayathomestress.com
2019
Basketball Court
CCI
Consultant
New York, US
Preliminary Design
https://www.gabrielvergara.cl/basketball-court
2019
Unbound New York
Independent
Co-Designer
New York, US
Competition
https://www.gabrielvergara.cl/unbound-nyc
2019
Wagner Houses Gardens
CCI
Consultant
New York, US
Built
https://www.gabrielvergara.cl/wagner-houses-gardens
2017
Ampliacion UTEC
51-1 Arquitectos
Lead Designer
Lima, Peru
Competition
2017
Escuela Huayllay
Independiente
Co-Designer
Pasco, Peru
Executive Project
https://www.gabrielvergara.cl/escuela-huayllay
2017
Santiago Babylon
AriztiaLAB
Researcher
Santiago, Chile
Published
https://www.gabrielvergara.cl/santiago-babylon
2016
Borde Social
Independent
Co-Designer
Lima, Peru
Preliminary Design
https://www.gabrielvergara.cl/agrohouse
2016
Centro Cultural Cancha
Independiente
Co-Designer
Cusco, Peru
Competition
https://www.gabrielvergara.cl/centro-cultural-kancha
2016
Parque Deportivo San Isidro
Llama Urban Design
Team Member
Lima, Peru
Preliminary Design
2015
Casa Huarango
51-1 Arquitectos
Lead Designer
Paracas, Peru
Built
2015
Club House Rinconada
51-1 Arquitectos
Lead Designer
Lima, Peru
Competition
2015
Club Social Chao
51-1 Arquitectos
Lead Designer
Trujillo, Peru
Competition [1st Place]
2015
Estadio Osorno
Susuka
Team Member
Osorno, Chile
Competition
2014
Casa Playa
51-1 Arquitectos
Lead Designer
Punta Sal, Peru
Preliminary Design
2014
Museo Nacional Del Peru
51-1 Arquitectos
Team Member
Pachacamac, Peru
Competition
2014
Parque Central
51-1 Arquitectos
Team Member
Lima, Peru
Preliminary Design
https://51-1.com/Parque-Central
2013
Casa Iloca
Independent
Designer
Iloca, Chile
Built
https://www.gabrielvergara.cl/casa-iloca
2013
Casa Traingulo
Susuka
Co-Designer
Santiago, Chile
Preliminary Design
https://www.gabrielvergara.cl/casa-triangulo
2013
Landing Tree
Susuka
Co-Designer
Lausanne, Switzerland
Competition [finalist]
https://www.gabrielvergara.cl/landing-tree
2013
Proto-Cabana
Susuka
Co-Designer
Santiago, Chile
Preliminary Design
2012
Casa Quincho
Susuka + 51-1
Team Member
Lima, Peru
Executive Project
2012
Centro Intercultural Calama
Susuka
Co-Designer
Calama, Chile
Competition
2012
Escuela de Talentos
Susuka + 51-1
Team Member
Callao, Peru
Built
https://www.gabrielvergara.cl/e-t
2012
Limitless Chile
Susuka
Team Member
Santiago, Chile
Exhibited
https://www.gabrielvergara.cl/limitless
2012
Palacio Pereira
Susuka
Co-Designer
Santiago, Chile
Competition
2012
Plan Matucana 100
Susuka
Co-Designer
Santiago, Chile
Partially Built
2012
Restaurant AyG
Susuka + 51-1
Team Member
Lima, Peru
Built
https://51-1.com/Astrid-Gaston-Casa-Moreyra
2011
Baby Dragon
Susuka with PopArq
Team Member
Shanghai, China
Built
2011
Epicentro
Independent
Co-Designer
Talca, Chile
Built
https://www.gabrielvergara.cl/epicentro
2011
Sims House
Susuka
Co-Designer
Talca, Chile
Executive Project
2011
Villa Mivivienda
51-1 Arquitectos
Lead Designer
Lima, Peru
Preliminary Design
https://51-1.com/Villa-Mivivienda
2010
Bodega de Acopio
Independent
Co-Designer
Curico, Chile
Built
2010
Cabanon
Susuka
Co-Designer
Santiago, Chile
Built
https://www.gabrielvergara.cl/cabanon
2010
Casa Shamrock
51-1 Arquitectos
Lead Designer
Lima, Peru
Preliminary Design
2010
Feria Mistura 2010
51-1 Arquitectos
Team Member
Lima, Peru
Built
https://51-1.com/Feria-Mistura
2010
Hotel Balboa
51-1 Arquitectos
Lead Designer
Lima, Peru
Preliminary Design
https://51-1.com/Hotel-Balboa
2010
Hotel La Encalada
51-1 Arquitectos
Lead Designer
Lima, Peru
Preliminary Design
2010
Master Plan Area Salud, U. Talca
Susuka
Co-Designer
Talca, Chile
Preliminary Design
2010
Memorial 27-F
Susuka
Co-Designer
Concepcion, Chile
Competition
2010
Nazca City
51-1 Arquitectos
Team Member
Huarmey, Pery
Built
https://51-1.com/Ciudad-Nazca
2010
Ramp-a-House
Susuka
Co-Designer
Talca, Chile
Built
2010
ZigZag House
51-1 Arquitectos
Lead Designer
Lima, Peru
Preliminary Design
2009
Churchita
Susuka
Co-Designer
Talca, Chile
Built
https://www.gabrielvergara.cl/churchita
2008
Casino Campus Curico U. Talca
Susuka
Co-Designer
Curico, Chile
Executive Project
2008
Kiltro House
Susuka
Co-Designer
Talca, Chile
Built
https://www.gabrielvergara.cl/kiltro
2008
Politecnico Juan Terrier
Susuka
Co-Designer
Curico, Chile
Schematic Design
2007
Biblioteca San Clemente
Municipalidad San Clemente
Designer
Talca, Chile
Schematic Design
2007
Canoe Club
Susuka
Co-Designer
Talca, Chile
Preliminary Design
2007
Mirage House
Susuka
Co-Designer
Santiago, Chile
Executive Project
2007
Multi-House
Susuka
Co-Designer
Talca, Chile
Preliminary Design
2007
Plan Maestro Hot Spot
Susuka
Team Member
Talca, Chile
Preliminary Design
2007
Vecindad del Patio
Susuka
Co-Designer
La Serena, Chile
Competition [3rd place]
https://www.gabrielvergara.cl/patio-vicinity