Natalia Echeverri is a Senior Lecturer and the director of the Master of Landscape Architecture and the Postgraduate Diploma programs in the Division of Landscape Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. She holds a Master of Architecture and Master of City Planning from the University of California at Berkeley.
Echeverri’s teaching and research are focused on how historic and contemporary practices of urban design and landscape planning have engaged with issues of density, settlement and climate dynamics in Hong Kong. From 2017 to 2019, she was also a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute, Graduate Architecture and Urban Design (GAUD), where she led the Havana Summer program.
Echeverri has practiced extensively in the fields of architecture, urban design and landscape architecture with Walter Hood in California and with Foster and Partners in Hong Kong. She is a founding partner and design director of VALECHE Studio, a research and design consultancy devoted to exploring nature’s role in the construction and experience of the city.