Laura Salazar Altobelli (she/her) joins the Syracuse University School of Architecture faculty as a Part-Time Instructor in Spring 2022 teaching Architectural Design IV.
Salazar is a Peruvian-American architect and one third of Salazar Sequero Medina, a contemporary architecture practice with ongoing projects in Madrid, New York and Lima. Prior to joining Syracuse University, she worked as Project Architect at Barkow Leibinger in Berlin where she was in charge of the design for the first mass timber building at Rice University, to be completed in 2022. She has also collaborated with the international firm, Studios Architecture, as well as with Greece-New York based, LOT Office for Architecture, and Objects of Common Interest. Salazar is cofounder and coordinator of Let’s Talk, a monthly lecture series for architectural discourse, and Architecture at Present, a collaborative multimedia platform for young architects in practice.
Salazar has conducted academic research and writes about building envelopes, and the dichotomies that emerge between the interior and exterior due to contemporary building culture. This work has been published in Pidgin Magazine, Sustainable Cities and Society, Lunch Journal, and PLAT Journal. She has also exhibited her work at the Jewett Gallery when she was a fellow with the Alice C Cole Fund for Sculpture. Additionally, she has been a recipient of the Alexander Fellowship for Architecture, and the Global Engagement Grant. She has also contributed work to exhibitions such as the US Pavilion of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, the 2016 exhibition of Salvage led by Sylvia Lavin, and the 2018 NYU exhibition Collapse: Climate, Cities & Culture.
She has taught at Princeton University’s Keller Center, and at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment in the capacity of Assistant Instructor. She has been a guest critic to undergraduate and graduate student reviews at Princeton University School of Architecture, and at the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Preservation and Planning.
Salazar holds a Master of Architecture from Princeton University, 2017. She completed her undergraduate studies at Wellesley College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a Bachelor of Arts in 2012.