ARIEL VÁZQUEZ is a Dominican-born architectural researcher and urban planner from Philadelphia and founder of TRANSforma Studio. He received his bachelor of architecture from Drexel University and a post-graduate degree from the Netherlands’ Berlage Institute’s Advanced Architecture and Urbanism program. Vázquez has collaborated in many national and international projects, from work on marginalized communities in Argentina and Brazil, to projects in Haiti and Japan that examine natural disaster relief programs. His most recent project, Architecture [Natural?] Disaster, was in collaboration with Stuyvesant High School’s StuyResearch program for the City of Sendai, Japan, to develop a paradigmatic dialogue using architectural research as a tool to understand how architecture/urban planning can respond to natural disasters.
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