Orlando García was born in 1975 in Medellín, Colombia. He attended Architecture school at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) in Medellin and received his Bachelors Degree in Architecture and Urbanism in 1999. After collaborating with the Laboratory of Architecture and Urbanism (LAUR) at the UPB in the design and construction of the Pies Descalzos Park and EPM Interactive Museum in Medellín, he traveled to the United States in 2001. In 2006 Orlando founded the architecture studio G Ateliers Architecture with offices in New York and Medellín. The practice was renamed to Atelier García in 2019.

 

Orlando has built a number of buildings in New York City and Medellin and has received several awards and honors including in several occasions, the Design Award of excellence from the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) in New York, Finalist in the “Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative Program” to collaborate with architect Peter Zumthor in 2014 and nominated to the “Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize” with the Fernando Botero Library Park in 2014.  In 2018, Orlando received a recognition from Medellín City Council for his outstanding professional career.

 

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Awards and Recognitions:

2018

Honorary recognition for outstanding professional career awarded by the Medellín City Council.

 

2016

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) acquired eleven drawings and one  architectural model of the Fernando Botero Library Park to be included in the Architecture and Design Collection.

 

2014

Finalist in the "Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize" with the built work: Fernando Botero Library Park as one of MCHAPs 36 inaugural Outstanding Projects.  

 

Finalist in the Rolex Mentor and Protegé Arts Initiative Program to collaborate with Peter Zumthor.

 

2012

Honorary Mention in the XXIII Colombian Architecture Biennial with the Fernando Botero Library Park.

 

2009

Winner, International Competition for Library Park Fernando Botero- San Cristoal- Medellin, Colombia.

 

2006

Design Award or Excellence, The New York Council Society of American Registered Architects, Project: Myrtle Ave Condominiums.  New York- USA.

 

2005

Design Award or Excellence, The New York Council Society of American Registered Architects, Project: Clarkson Ave Development. New York- USA.

 

2003

Award of excellence, The New York Council Society of American Registered Architects, Eight Annual Design Awards program. Project: Medellin International Convention Center.

 

2002

3rd Place, Medellin International Convention Center Competitionn, Medellin- Colombia.

 

2001

Honorary Mention for the Construction Supervision of Parque de los Pies Descalzos and the EPM Interactive Museum, Medellin- Colombia

 

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Past Collaborators

Natalia Gacía Mejía, Luis Julian Carmona, Jaime Rendón, Luis Eduardo Echeverri, Juan David Botero, María Fernanda Vasco, Simón Ochoa, Andrés Felipe Gomez, Sergio Gomez, Carolina Carvajal, María Camila Arango, Susana Giraldo, Laura Salazar, Maria Isabel Castañeda,  Julian García, Maria Paulina Gomez, Adriana Salazar.

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Web design

Orlando García, Adriana Salazar, Maria Paulina Gómez.