Claudio Vekstein (Buenos Aires, 1965) has been teaching and researching as a tenured professor of architecture at The Design School, Arizona State University, and has been running his public architecture practice as principal of the award-winning estudio eCV_Opera Publica based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
His recently built public works include, among others: the Memorial to the Alcorta Uprising, the Montessori School in Lujan, the Mill Cultural Factory in Santa Fe, the Memorial Square to Ernesto Guevara in Rosario, the Forum for Arts and Sciences, the Emergency Room for the Municipal Hospital, the Institute for Rehabilitation of the Disabled, the River Coast Park and Amphitheater, the Monument Homage to Amancio Williams, all them in Vicente López, the Access to Ernesto de la Cárcova Museum and the Extension for the Fine Arts School, all in Buenos Aires, Argentina as well as other projects in the U.S., Cuba, Paraguay, and Venezuela.
These works have been awarded nationally and internationally, among others the Baukunst Architecture Award granted by the Stiftung Städelschule für Baukunst, Frankfurt, Germany, the First Prize for the National Award to the Intervention of the Built Patrimony granted by the International Centre for the Preservation of the Architectural Heritage (CICoP) and the Architects Central Society (SCA), Argentina, the First Prize for the Architecture, Urbanism and Theory Biennale granted by the Professional Architects Council of Buenos Aires Province (CAPBA), Argentina, the First Prize for the Latin-American Award on Hospital Architecture and Engineering by the Association of Hospital Architecture (AADAIH) and the Central Architects Association (SCA) of Argentina, the Faculty Design Award, by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), U.S., the Vitruvio Award for Integration of Art and Architecture by the National Fine Arts Museum Buenos Aires, and the Annual Award by the Professional Architects Council of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. The works have been also published and exhibited in Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Dominican Republic, México, U.S., Spain, Germany, Holland, Austria, and South Africa.
Vekstein was the last disciple of South American master architect Amancio Williams, completed master studies at the Städelschule Academy of Arts Frankfurt, Germany, under Professors Enric Miralles and Peter Cook and undergraduate studies at the School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism (FADU) from Buenos Aires University.