Sebastian Irarrázaval nace en Santiago, Chile, en 1967. He graduated in architecture at the Universidad Católica of Chile and continued his vocational training in this field at the Architectural Association of London. He is Ordinary Professor at the School of Architecture of the Universidad Católica of Chile, and visiting professor at various universities, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of Boston (MIT) and the Istituto Universitario of Architecture of Venice (IUAV). His works have been displayed at various exhibitions and biennials and also widely published in specialist magazines. He has received numerous acknowledgements, including the nomination for the Swiss Architectural Award (2016) and the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (2016), the AOA award (1999), the Biennial of Architecture of Chile award (2008), the Biennial of Urbanism and Architecture award of Shenzhen & Hong Kong (2012), the WAVE (2014, 2015), the AZ Award (2016), the Wood Design and Building Awards (2016) and the RIBA International Prize (2016).