Javier Corvalán was born in Asunción, Paraguay on 30 June 1962. He studied architecture at the Faculty of Science and Technology of UCA from 1981 to 1987. He moved to Rome to pursue a doctorate in Redevelopment of urban centres and in 1990 began working as a freelancer with his own studio. He has won numerous competitions for public and private projects, both individually and as an associate. Notable examples include the experimental theatre at the Manzana de la Rivera architectural complex, the municipal theatre in Asunción and the Centro Cultural de España. He was a finalist at the Ibero-American Architecture and Urban Design Biennial in 2002 and 2004. In 2000 he won the Contemporary Architecture award and set up the Architecture Workshop currently located in the city of Luque. He works as a post-graduate lecturer at various schools of architecture in Latin America and is a visiting professor at the Institute of Architecture and Urban Design in Venice, Italy.
In Asunción he teaches at Taller E of FADA UNA, which he founded, and is thesis professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology of UCA.