Founded and directed by Lucas Correa Sevilla (Harvard University, 2012), odD + is the creative force emerging out of Ecuador, engaging proactively in trans-scalar operations in architecture, landscape + urbanism, cultural analysis and all artistry clogged in-between. The firm emerges on the premise that architecture as an urban artifact is in perpetual motion and constant tension with its natural environment. Through ecological anthropology, we study the relationships between cultural adaptation within various geographies. Striving for architecture that harmoniously occupies a certain ecosystem while retaining the pressures of anthropomorphic needs, we probe into the essential elements of architecture and design systems to create functional yet beautiful works that dissolve the paradigm of stagnant architecture.
Lucas Correa Sevilla [Director, Fundador]
MAUD (with Distinction), M.Arch (Hons), B.F.A
(Quito, Ecuador; June 20 1980) Lucas Correa-Sevilla is a prominent Ecuadorian architect, urban planner and designer. He received his degree in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and in Architecture from Savannah College of Art and Design. Subsequently, he received a master of Architecture in Urban Design degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) where he graduated with “Distinction”.
In search of experience and exposure of the global architecture and urbanism movements, Lucas worked as an associate and head of design in several prestigious architecture and urban planning studios in several cities around the world. His experience includes; design, architecture and project planning in New York (Carlos Zapata), Dubai (DXB-LAB), Beijing (DnA) and Shanghai (Dynamic City Foundation and Mars Architects). In 2014, Lucas co-directed the Metropolitan Development and Territorial Plan for the city of Quito 2015-2025 (PMDOT). In 2016, taking as a theoretical base his work carried out for the PMDOT, Lucas became Director of Strategic Urban Planning for the Vision of Quito 2040 spacial planning project.
Since the young foundation of his studio, odD + architects in 2013, Lucas’ work has been recognized on several national and international awards and honors. Among them, the distinguished Prize to the Ornato Ciudad Quito 2015, with the design of his first house odD + House 1.0. The A + Awards 2016 and 2018 with several commercial and cultural projects and having been part of the official selection of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, this being the most prestigious international architecture bienniale.
Considered one of the most emblematic emerging architects of modern Ecuadorian architecture, Correa-Sevilla uses elements of deconstructivism and ecological anthropology as methodology and design principles. His works are sculptural and conceived as works of art. These always aim to generate in the user the magnificent feeling of the sublime, thus reflecting in his architecture the sensations and feelings present in the Andean geographical context.
Parshan Fatehi [Partner, Architect]
(Tehran, Iran; June 09, 1990) Parshan Fatehi is a Canadian raised architect. She received a Bachelor of architecture from Ryerson University and a Master of Architecture from the University of Waterloo where she focused on organic material research and fabrication for architecture and construction. In 2013, She moved to Quito, Ecuador to become part of odD+ Architects. As a key member in the development and growth of the firm since its beginning, Parshan has directed the design of various award-winning projects, including odD House 1.0 which won the distinguished Prize to the Ornato Ciudad Quito 2015, as well as the Anti-Kiosk, which was awarded the Architizer A+ Award in 2015. Parshan’s keen eye for detail ensures high quality and a flawless architectural product.
Maria Lorenzo Muñoz [Architect, Project Manager]
Born and raised in Spain. She obtained a Master of Architecture at the School of Architecture of the University of Valladolid. In 2014 she arrived in Quito and started working for odD+ Architects. Maria is in charge of the coordination and management of projects with a focus on design and construction. María, being fundamental in the organizational structure of the office, organizes the work of the team and directs it towards the fulfillment of the objectives in the office and toward the fulfillment of the project. Currently, she supervises several construction, logistics and control projects in odD+.