Shaping Terrain: City Building in Latin America

René Davids

Part of the Fall 2016 Bay Area Latin America Forum

September 27, 2016

Shaping Terrain: City Building in Latin America

Event Description

Most urban centers and capitals in Latin American countries are situated on or near dramatically varied terrain. Rene Davids provides unique insights about the history and architecture of Latin America as he explores the interplay between built works and their geographies in various cities including Bogotá, Caracas, Mendoza, México D. F., Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile, and Valparaíso. 


René C. Davids is a professor of Architecture and Urban Design at UC Berkeley. He is a principal of Davids Killory Architecture, a firm that has received national and international recognition for design. A volume of essays he edited, Shaping Terrain: City Building in Latin America, was published in August 2016 by University Press of Florida.