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SHARIF S. KAHATT

Architect and urbanist, Sharif S Kahatt has worked in a wide variety of commercial, academic and residential projects in Peru, Germany, USA, Spain, Japan and Egypt.

He graduated as an architect from Universidad Ricardo Palma in 1997 and received the Rafael Marquina Award to the best thesis. After 2 years working as part of the design team of Vella Architects, he started practicing as an independent architect and teaching at the School of Architecture at Ricardo Palma University. In 2000, after a working experience at NHM-Architekten in Hamburg, Germany, Sharif moved to Spain to obtain a master’s degree at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB). Between 2001 and 2004, Sharif was part of the architecture team of SMITHGROUP in Washington DC working in the design of institutional and academic buildings. In 2004, he went back to Barcelona to start his PhD studies and work as project manager for a Shopping and Entertainment Center in Barcelona as part of SACRESA, a developer dedicated to housing and retail in Spain. In 2007 Sharif obtained a master degree in Architecture and Urban Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and collaborated with the firm Machado & Silvetti Associates as a project manager for Eastown and Westown, two urban projects in Cairo.

Since 2010, Sharif leads K+M Arquitectura y Urbanismo developing projects in Peru; and combines his professional practice with teaching as an associate professor of Architecture at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

MARTA MORELLI

Architect, Marta Morelli has worked on different projects in Peru, USA and China. Her experience includes residential, academic and commercial buildings.  

At the beginning of her professional experience, after graduating from the School of Architecture at Ricardo Palma University, she worked for two years at Guillermo Malaga Architects developing projects in Lima and other Peruvian cities. In 1999 she started her own professional practice with the design of the new headquarters for the Nueva Acropolis Cultural Institution in Lima. From 2002 to 2004, Marta was part of the design team of Leo A Daly Architects in Washington DC. In 2005, after getting summa cum laude at the Master Program of the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB), she moved to Boston where she designed a beach house in Cape Cod while auditing classes at the Harvard Design School. From 2006 to 2009 she worked as a Senior Designer at Elkus Manfredi Architects in Boston and taught in the master program of the Boston Architectural College.

Since 2010, Marta leads K+M Arquitectura y Urbanismo developing projects in Peru; and combines her professional practice with teaching as an assistant professor of Architecture at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.