MISSION:

odD+ is a design studio that engages proactively in trans-scalar operations in architecture, landscape + urbanism, cultural analysis and all creativity clogged in-between. The firm emerges on the premise that architecture as an urban artifact is in perpetual motion and constant tension with its natural environment. Through ecological anthropology, we study the relationships between cultural adaptation within various geographies. Striving for architecture that harmoniously occupies a certain ecosystem while retaining the pressures of anthropomorphic needs, we probe into the essential elements of architecture and design systems to create functional yet beautiful works that dissolve the paradigm of stagnant architecture.

We work parametrically through the process of iteration, replication, and the morphological transmutation of the type in architecture. We index tradition and deconstruct precedents as a means to acquire knowledge for design innovation.

PEOPLE:

Lucas Correa-Sevilla [Founder and Principal] MAUD (Hons), M.Arch, B.F.A, CAE
Lucas Correa-Sevilla received a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 2012 (‘with distinction’). After working for various offices around the world, in New York, Dubai, Beijing and Shanghai, Lucas returned home to Quito, Ecuador in 2013 to start odD+, an office that has been awarded the Premio al Ornato- the most prestigious architecture award in the City of Quito for 2015. Lucas is an adjunct professor and lecturer at Universidad de Las Americas (UDLA) where he teaches advanced design studio and urbanism. He is also a senior consultant at the Metropolitan Institute of Urban Planning at the Municipality of Quito, where he directed Quito’s Spatial and Urban Plan for 2015-2025. He is a licensed architect in Ecuador, and a member of the Colegio de Arquitectos del Ecuador.

Parshan Fatehi [Architect] M.Arch Candidate (2017), B.ArchSc.
Parshan Fatehi studied architecture at Ryerson University in Toronto Canada, and will be completing her M.Arch at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture (2017). She moved to Quito Ecuador in 2013 to start working at odD+. She has been key in the development and growth of the firm since its beginning. Parshan has lead the prize winning project odD House 1.0, as well as the Anti-Kiosk, which was awarded a 2016 Architizer A+ Award.

Boris, Office Mascot
Making everyone happy.

TEAM:

Maria Lorenzo Muñoz, M.Arch, Architect

MISSION:

odD+ is a design studio that engages proactively in trans-scalar operations in architecture, landscape + urbanism, cultural analysis and all creativity clogged in-between. The firm emerges on the premise that architecture as an urban artifact is in perpetual motion and constant tension with its natural environment. Through ecological anthropology, we study the relationships between cultural adaptation within various geographies. Striving for architecture that harmoniously occupies a certain ecosystem while retaining the pressures of anthropomorphic needs, we probe into the essential elements of architecture and design systems to create functional yet beautiful works that dissolve the paradigm of stagnant architecture.

We work parametrically through the process of iteration, replication, and the morphological transmutation of the type in architecture. We index tradition and deconstruct precedents as a means to acquire knowledge for design innovation.

PEOPLE:

Lucas Correa-Sevilla [Founder and Principal] MAUD (Hons), M.Arch, B.F.A, CAE
Lucas Correa-Sevilla received a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 2012 (‘with distinction’). After working for various offices around the world, in New York, Dubai, Beijing and Shanghai, Lucas returned home to Quito, Ecuador in 2013 to start odD+, an office that has been awarded the Premio al Ornato- the most prestigious architecture award in the City of Quito for 2015. Lucas is an adjunct professor and lecturer at Universidad de Las Americas (UDLA) where he teaches advanced design studio and urbanism. He is also a senior consultant at the Metropolitan Institute of Urban Planning at the Municipality of Quito, where he directed Quito’s Spatial and Urban Plan for 2015-2025. He is a licensed architect in Ecuador, and a member of the Colegio de Arquitectos del Ecuador.

Parshan Fatehi [Design Director] M.Arch Candidate (2017), B.ArchSc
Parshan Fatehi studied architecture at Ryerson University in Toronto Canada, and will be completing her M.Arch at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture (2017). She moved to Quito Ecuador in 2013 to start working at odD+. She has been key in the development and growth of the firm since its beginning. Parshan has lead the prize winning project odD House 1.0, as well as the Anti-Kiosk, which was awarded a 2016 Architizer A+ Award. She is in charge of overseeing every project at odD+.

Paula Cueva [Project Manager] B.Arch, LEED Green Associate
Paula Cueva, originally from Quito Ecuador, studied architecture at the University of Miami and joined odD+ in 2014. She is in charge of project coordination and management with a focus on optimizing budget and material resources. Paula is currently overseeing all aspects of construction, logistics and control of various projects at odD+. She plays a major role in the organizational structure of the office.

Boris, Office Mascot
Making everyone happy.

TEAM:

Maria Lorenzo Muñoz, M.Arch, Designer

Adriana de Cola, M.Arch, Designer