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CIAU - Researchers



The CIAU team of researchers: Director, Researchers, External Consultants as required, and Undergraduate and Postgraduate Student Researchers.


Bernardo Agustín Cabrerizo Barrientos
Phone: +591 (4) 4268287- Int. 231

Doctoral Candidate - Territorial Heritage Incallajta (University of Seville)
Master's Degree in Construction Sciences for Developing Countries (UMSS and the Higher Polytechnic Institute José Antonio Echeverría - ISPJAE).
Diploma in Architectural Design and Higher Education (UMSS)
Bachelor of Architecture from the Universidad Mayor de San Simón (UMSS)

Academic area: constructions, technology and environment. Professional area: planning, designing and management.

Professional activity
He has been responsible for planning, development and maintenance of projects and civil constructions in the Cochabamba Telecommunications Joint Cooperative (COMTECO), in the area of planning and infrastructure from 1987 to 2001. He participated in design and construction consultancies as well as numerous projects and construction of buildings and public and private housing. He carried out appraisals and expert reports for several institutions.


Stephanie Weiss Müller
E-mail: steph.weiss@gmail.com

Master's Degree in Latin American Studies. Center for Latin American Studies and Documentation (CEDLA), The Netherlands. 2015.
Master's Degree in Environmental Safety and Peace, Specialization in Climate Change and Security. United Nations mandated University for Peace, Costa Rica. 2012.
Degree in Environmental Engineering from the Bolivian Catholic University "San Pablo”. 2010.

Areas of interest
Urban inequalities
Urban Studies
Political ecology
Food systems
Food Anthropology
Sustainable development
Integral Management of Water Resources and Food Sovereignty

Microsoft Office package management
Data mapping applications (Google Earth, Maps+, Degree)
Management of video editing programs (Premier, Final Cut)
Management of the English language in Advanced Level.


Lucía Téllez Villagomez
Research assistant
E-mail: luchiatv5@hotmail.com

Research Projects:
Real estate markets (2018 -)
Gated communities (2018 -)

Bachelor of Architecture (Bolivian Private University)
Bachelor in Humanities (Colegio Pestalozzi - Sucre

Areas of interest
Town planning, Mobility and Transport, Architectural design, Construction and sustainability

Vector Works, Sketchup, Revit, AutoCad, Prescom, VRay, Microsoft Office
English language, intermediate to advanced level


Marcelo Pérez Mercado
Research Associate
E-mail: marceloperez@upb.edu

B.A. in Architecture and Urbanism (Universidad Privada del Valle)
Masters in Urban Planning and City management (Universidad Mayor de San Simón)

Subjects of Interesst
Urban land management and policy
Common pool resources and community-led management
Social-spatial segregation
Social production of habitat
Public space

Proficiency in ArcGIS, AutoCAD y ArchiCAD
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Proficiency in English (Toefl score 109/120)
Basic knowledge of French


Laura Micaela Ugarte Yaffar
Research assistant
E-mail: micaelaugarteyaffar@gmail.com

Research Projects:
Real estate markets (2018 -)
Gated communities (2018 -)

Bachelor of Arts (Montessori School, La Paz, Bolivia)
Bachelor of Architecture (UPB)

Areas of interest
Bioarchitecture, Sustainable buildings, Heritage, Territorial planning, Contemporary architecture, Urban mobility

VectorWorks, AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, Sketchup, Lumion, Quantum GIS (QGIS)
Drawing, sketching and hand-made perspective drafting.
English language, advanced level (TOEFL 96/120) 2013
French language, advanced  B1 Diplôme d'Études en Langue Française (DELF).


Andrés Leonardo Escobar Juárez
Research assistant
E-mail: balkera@hotmail.com

Research Projects:
Real estate markets (2018 -)
Gated communities (2018 -)

Bachelor of Performing Arts (National Theater School - Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia)
Bachelor of Arts in Humanities (Xalapa High School - Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico)
Bachelor of Architecture (UPB)

Areas of interest
Nomad architecture, Territorial planning, Right to habitat, Acoustics and architecture, Urban mobility

VectorWorks, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, QGIS, Microsoft Office
Foreign languages: advanced English, basic French


Daniela Garcés
Research assistant
E-mail: dgarces@live.com

Research Project: Degree research work (2018 -)

Bachelor of Architecture (Bolivian Private University)
Secondary School (Cathedral Highschool - USA)

Areas of interest
3D Architectural Visualization, Bioclimatic and Sustainable Architecture, Urban planning, Conservation, Restoration and Intervention of Heritage

AutoCAD, VectorWorks, 3DS Max, Microsoft Office
English language, Advanced Level


Sergio Bernabé Lupa
Research associate
E-mail: ser6iobernabe@gmail.com

Master in Governance and Public Policy, Universidad Mayor de San Simón
Degree in Territory and Environment Planning, Faculty of Architecture and Habitat Sciences, Universidad Mayor de San Simón

Professional activity
Technical support in POT (Municipal Plan of Territorial Management) of the Municipal Autonomous Government of Quillacollo. INNOVA SRL.
Technical support in PTDI (Territorial Plan for Integral Development) of Municipal Autonomous Government of Cochabamba PTDI-GAMC. INNOVA SRL.

Areas of Interest
Territorial Urban Planning
Urban Sociology
Social Anthropology
Political Science
Urban GrowthUrban Inequality and Soil Access
Public Policy ManagementFormal and Informal Institutionality
Social Organizations and Decision Processes

ArcGis mid-level
Virtual Mapping Software
Natural domain of the Quechua language



Isabel Lazcano Ledezma
Guest Researcher

Bachelor of Architecture - UMSS
Master's degree in urban planning and human settlements - UMSS (under development).

Academic and professional activity
Teaching Assistant in History - Theory (FACH-UMSS)
Coauthor, "Catalogue of architectural heritage of Pocona", Cochabamba (FACH-UMSS).
Independent professional in design and construction.
Census Instructor in urban and rural areas - INE.
Responsible for revalue of real estate, Municipal Government of Sacaba (2008-2009).
Responsible for Urban standards, Municipal Government of Sacaba (2009-2013).
Technical advisor, Municipal Council of Quillacollo (2013-2015).