Jose Luis Vallejo

Jose Luis Vallejo is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia GSAPP. He is co-founder and co-director of the firm Ecosistema Urbano established in 2000 in Madrid.

The firm’s approach can be defined as urban social design by which they understand the design of environments, spaces, dynamics and tools in order to improve the self-organization of citizens, social interaction within communities and their relationship with the environment. Ecosistema Urbano has used this philosophy to design and implement projects in urban contexts from different countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, France, China, Russia, Paraguay, Bahamas, Ecuador, Bahrein, Honduras, USA, etc…

He has led workshops, lectured and taught at the most prestigious institutions worldwide. Since 2010 he has been faculty at Harvard University Graduate School of Design in Cambridge and Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in New York.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
Pla6911‑3 Spring 2018
Hong Kong as Palimpsest: Transit-Induced Redevelopment
Weiping Wu, Jose Luis Vallejo Required for UP 1st Years Only, Via Studio Lottery
320M Fayerweather
W 3 PM - 7 PM
Full Semester
6 Points
Pla6911‑6 Spring 2017
Rio: Design Thinking For Health Urban Environment
Up vallejo stephanie chan avery dement tara heidger qun huang faisha indrakesuma eui na kim nanchen ma yashesh panchal james piacentini eric pietraszkiewicz wesley rhodes shengyi xu sp17 01 render
Belinda Tato, Jose Luis Vallejo UP First Years Only, Via Studio Lottery
200N/ 201 Fayerweather
F 2 PM - 6 PM
Full Semester
6 Points
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