Ardent lover of the authentic and restless explorer, closely akin to the local culture and traditions, this passionate Chilean architect will engage us in sunny conversation with nature and indigenous expressions through all elements across her creations.
Consciously attuned to her roots as well as her surroundings, her work is carefully thought to the last detail, which strikes our every chord and makes us resonate with all that is beautiful.
Susana’s universe is a blend of smooth naughty lines that curve, crackle and multiply in forms that resist reason, echoing those of nature, to create a soothing, warm and inviting atmosphere, one that Scandinavian design is well known for. This is why arriving in Stockholm has always been one of her dreams, one of sustainable design inspired by people respectfully interacting and transforming their environment to better our lives, working in close collaboration, aiming at developing a collective, empowering intelligence.
Today, after 20 years of experience, Factoria expands to Miami, Florida with an architectural office led by her associate, the architect Claudia Phillips. At the moment they have initiated their first construction work in the district of Boca Ratón in Miami.
Her story is one of struggle and sheer determination, one that recognizes the contribution of key collaborators; among others, the engineer Kassian Obkirher, who fine-tunes her products to make them energy efficient and well balanced, the fine woodcraft artisan Lucien Burquier, who helps bring her wooden creatures to life, and the architect José Miguel Heras, her trustworthy partner in the early years of Factoría.
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Our disciplinary team includes architects, builders, engineers, project managers, industrial designers, graphic designers, publicists and technical specialists.
FACTORIA + Partners is an international studio for sustainable architecture, urbanism and design, founded by Susana Herrera in 2000 after living and studying in USA and Barcelona. Since then, she, and the team around her, have established an international practice with a wide range of recognized projects. With offices in Chile y Miami, we work as a single studio that is both ethnically and culturally diverse.
We are a collective effort, a socially engaged multidisciplinary team of architects, engineers, designers, and artisans. From the very beginning we have believed in the virtues of exchange, hard work and enthusiasm. This is the result of more than 20 years of dialogue and collaboration to transform individual knowledge into enhanced creative potential and engaged innovation.
FACTORIA is constantly looking for highly motivated and talented interns for a full-time internship of six months. Our trainee position will require strong design skills, good graphic communication skills and physical model making capabilities.
Candidates will be confident in Revit, Rhino and Adobe CS Suite. Experience in BIM and Grasshopper is a plus. You should be fluent in another language i.e. Spanish or English.
Please note that it is an internship for student or young architects. School or grant agreement is required (Erasmus lifelong learning program, Eramus Traineeship..).
Applications including CV and work sample portfolio in PDF should be sent by email (max 5MB) to email@example.com. RE.: Practices in FACTORIA, Chile.