Cristóbal Amunátegui’s work in architectural history focuses on the history of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European architecture, with a focus on buildings produced in France between the Second Empire and the early Third Republic. In his research he examines the relationship of buildings, crowds, and their corresponding figures of investment and association. His work seeks architecture’s intersections with the visual arts, literature and the sciences, inscribing buildings in the wider nineteenth-century pursuit of “absolutes.” Articles about his research as well as on contemporary architectural issues have appeared in journals and essay collections in the US, Latin America and Europe. In 2011 Amunátegui co-founded the office Amunátegui Valdés, which comprises the architectural work he and Alejandro Valdes have developed since 2000. The first monograph of their work was published in March 2017.
Amunátegui is a lecturer at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design. He received his architectural degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a MS.AAD from Columbia. He is currently a Ph.D candidate at Princeton.
Dipl. Arch., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
MS.AAD, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton University School of Architecture