Get To Know Me @ Archiprix – Lucy Querales

A Q&A with an international competition participant

This international event seemed to be an opportune time to ask architectural students from around the world a few questions.

Name/Age: Lucy Querales/25

School/Location: University of Simón Bolívar, Caracas; The Architectural Association, London

Course of Study: Sustainable Environmental Design
Project Name: Waterfront for Chuao*

Define your project in 15 (or so) words: Growth, teach, and build on the seacost of Chuao

Architectural/Design influences: My close knit community in Maracay, Venezuela and it’s proximity to nature; my education; and social responsibility

Dream job: A job that’s more rewarding to the soul than the pocket

Favorite part of Montevideo: The chance to collaborate with different background one-on-one

Most useful phrase/word you’ve learned on the tour: Trying to identify “identity” in words

Favorite music to listen to while you work: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Item you can’t live without: Computer

Other than your own, what’s your favorite project at this year’s Archiprix?: Evolution of a Refuge City by Shaikhaf Al-Mubaraki (Kuwait)

* More information on Lucy’s project can be found on

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