Laura Salazar Altobelli
P/T Instructor

Laura Salazar Altobelli (she/her) is a Peruvian-American architect and one third of SalazarxSequeroxMedina, an award-winning collaborative practice with ongoing projects in Peru, Spain and the US. Founded in 2020, their work has been recognized with awards in design competitions, and has been exhibited internationally in venues such as the 2022 Oslo Architecture Triennale, or the streets of Sevilla, Spain. Also in 2022, the practice participated in, an exhibition that foregrounds the next influential generation of practices in Spain.

Previously, 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. She has also collaborated with the international firm, Studios Architecture, as well as with 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.

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 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 various universities.

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.