Flores - Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture


Felipe Flores


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Master of Architecture

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
Bachelor of Architecture

Curriculum Vitae

C.V. (PDF)


Felipe Flores (Quito, 1991) is an Ecuadorian architect and LEED Green Associate. He joined DLZ Corporation as an Associate Architect since 2020, where he has facilitated the design of Public Safety and Justice Architecture with specialized expertise in green building systems and integrated project delivery methods. 

Felipe Flores earned his master’s degree in architecture from the University of Illinois (UIUC) in 2020 through a Fulbright scholarship. At UIUC he worked as a research assistant from 2018 to 2020 on various research projects including a study of Visceral Geographies – focusing on bodily experiences and human feelings in their interaction with the environment – on the outskirts of Bogotá, Colombia, developing new materials based on agricultural waste fibers and upgrading NICU units in rural areas of central Illinois. 

Felipe Flores founded the Quito-based design studio FG Architects since 2015 after receiving a Bachelor of Architecture from the Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE). The studio specializes in environmentally responsible design and construction systems at all scales, focusing on the possibilities of recycling, on-site clean energy production, water harvesting and reuse, high and low-tech hybrids, the investigation of local materials, and the reactivation of local ecologies.  

He is currently undertaking a PhD in Planning, Design and Construction at University of Oklahoma (OU), under the advice of Professor Angela Person. The focus of his research is the perception of time, space and body that indigenous communities of Ecuador use in the production of space, with the hope that their culture will not be lost but rather strengthened. 

Professional Credentials

LEED Green Associate
Revit 2021 Autodesk Certified
Illustrator LinkedIn Certified
Photoshop LinkedIn Certified
AutoCAD LinkedIn Certified

Selected Publications

Flores L., Tarik A., Wehbi R., Ruiqing Z. “Cuicocha Mirador Lookout.” https://www.quechuaarchitecturecompetition.com/cuicocha-mirador.

Featured Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Illinois and Their Responsiveness to the Opioid Epidemic, UIUC (Link)

Corn-crete Block Development for a UIUC Farm-Lab Facility, UIUC (Link)

Co-constructing the Future in Spaces of Conflict, Prof. Aaron Brakke, UIUC (Link)

Field Research on Amazon Land Use Patterns, PUCE (Link)

Manta Manaus Lab – Research and Design Platform For The Amazon, PUCE (Link)