Cevallos Barragan, Francisco

MScArch Spain; MLA HK

Francisco is a Lecturer at the Division of Landscape Architecture of The University of Hong Kong. He teaches History & Theory, Representation and Design Studios for the BALS, PDLA and MLA programs.

Francisco is from Quito, Ecuador and has more than nine years of professional experience. He led and developed diverse architecture, urban and landscape projects in Latin America from concept to completion in his firm for more than five years for private and public organizations. His work has been selected and exhibited in the Architecture Biennials of Buenos Aires and Costa Rica, Hong Kong Design Inspire, PMQ  and the Bi-city Biennial of Urbanism and Architecture in Shenzhen. He taught in Ecuador at UISEK and UIDE University and he was invited as a tutor for the vertical studio at Universidad Catolica de Ecuador. He was the National Coordinator of the Exhibition Post-Oil Cities in Quito. He participated several discussions and seminars about design process, public space, rural condition and urbanism. He was selected as a speaker at the First Congress of Geography in Ecuador and as a member of the research working group rural-urban linkages of APRU (Association of Pacific Rim Universities). After obtaining his Master’s Degree with Distinction at The University of Hong Kong where he received the HKILA Student Excellence Award, he worked at Aecom Hong Kong as a Senior Landscape designer developing diverse landscape projects in Mainland China and the Middle East.

Francisco’s work reflects on sustainability advocating for intergenerational equity and the wide ontological dimensions of the landscape in the contemporary society. His latest research, published by the University of Chile, explores the role of tourism and its impact on the ancient legacy of the rural areas of Ecuador. Currently, he is an associate Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects.