Sofia von Ellrichshausen

Sofía von Ellrichshausen

Louis I. Kahn Visiting Professor

Sofia von Ellrichshausen (b. Bariloche, Argentina, 1976) is an artist, architect and educator. In 2002, together with Mauricio Pezo, she found the art and architecture studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen. They live and work in southern Chile, in a farm at the foot of the Andes Mountains.

They share the position of Professor of the Practice at AAP Cornell University in New York and have been Visiting Professors at the GSD Harvard University, the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, the University of Texas in Austin, the Porto Academy and at the Universidad Catolica de Chile.

Their work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the MAXXI in Rome and as part of the Permanent Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Carnegie Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. They have been invited to the Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition (2010, 2016), where they also were the curators for the Chilean Pavilion in 2008.

Among other venues, they have lectured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Tate Modern, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the MIT, Princeton University, Columbia University, the Architecture League of New York, the Alvar Aalto Symposium and the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Their work has been distinguished with the Mies Crown Hall Americas Emerge Prize by the IIT, the Rice Design Alliance Prize, the Iberoamerican Architecture Biennial Award and the Chilean Architecture Biennial Award.

The work of the studio has been widely published and edited in monographic issues of El Croquis, AV in Madrid, A+U in Tokyo, 2G in Barcelona and in the essay books Spatial Structure (B Architecture publisher) and Naïve Intention (Actar).

Sofía holds a degree in Architecture from the Universidad de Buenos Aires where she was distinguished with the FADU- UBA Honours Diploma. She was the president of the jury at the Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition in 2018.


Spring 2023
Advanced Design Studio: Brick Oven
Mauricio Pezo, Sofía von Ellrichshausen, José Aragüez