Ignacio Dahl Rocha

Lausanne / Switzerland

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Ignacio  Dahl Rocha
Ignacio Dahl Rocha
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Ignacio Dahl Rocha was born in Buenos Aires in 1956. After completing his degree in architecture from the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1979, he co-founded Billoch, Dahl Rocha, Ramos Arquitectos in Buenos Aires. In 1981, he enrolled in the M. Arch program at Yale University, where he met Jacques Richter. On graduating in 1983, Ignacio Dahl Rocha received Yale’s Award for Excellence in Architecture. He returned to practice with Billoch, Dahl Rocha, Ramos in Buenos Aires in 1983. For their Casa San Isidro of 1986, they were finalists in the 1988 Premio Internazionale di Architettura Andrea Palladio. In 1990, Ignacio Dahl Rocha joined the office of Richter et Gut bureau d’architectes. In 1993, he and Jacques Richter took over the practice of Richter et Gut and founded Richter & Dahl Rocha Architectes. He has taught and lectured at numerous universities in Europe, the United States, and Latin America, including Yale University, the Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela, the Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, and the Universidad de Navarra in Spain. He was awarded the 2001 Premio Vitruvio for lifetime achievement as a Latin-American architect, the 2012 Premio Konex in Architecture, and the 2013 Premio Bienal de Arquitectura, Arquitecto Argentino en el exterior.