Gerardo Velazquez Flores
Gerardo is an Architect with a special interest in Bioclimatic Architecture, to truly understand the conditions of the environments in order to provide comfort to users, as well as achieving energy efficiency of building, in the constant search for sustainability. He studied the bachelor of Architecture at Universidad Iberoamericana graduating with honors in 1997. Was awarded Master in Sciences, Environmental Design of Building in Cardiff, Wales, with a scholarship from the National Council for Sciences and Technology in 1999. He became an Accredited Professional of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED AP) USGBC certification in 2009.
Gerardo started his design studio Bioarquitectura (www.bioarquitectura.com.mx) in the year 2000, designing houses, apartment buildings, retail and offices projects in different cities throughout the country. One of the most important projects he designed is the M16 office building, where he could design several systems and strategies to create a bioclimatic building, awarded LEED Platinum, being number 12 in the world in the moment of its certification and number one in Latin America. Nowadays, Bioarquitectura is a consultant office for bioclimatic architecture, advising important design studios such as Carme Pinós, Isaac Broid, Productora, MMX among others.
He has been teaching since the year 2000, and earned a full time position as part of the faculty of the Iberoamerican University in the year 2012. Recently he published his book “Sustainable Retrofitting of Buildings”, here the author writes about the possible ways of doing a sustainable retrofit through bioclimatic architecture, showing examples from the M16 building.