Leonardo Valdés Cruz is an architect who graduated with highest honors from the Catholic University of Chile in 1986. He was awarded the Bresciani prize for being the best student of his generation. In 1987, he received the Dean Alberto Risopatrón prize for his thesis project "Neruda Isla Negra," which was recognized as the best among all universities at the VI Biennial of Architecture.
Between 1989 and 2003, he was a founding partner of the Schmidt y Valdés architecture firm
In 2005, he founded Estudio Valdés arquitectos with his current partners, which is now called Estudio Valdés + Cruz, Villalobos, Demaría Arquitectos as of 2023. The firm has particularly excelled in the areas of urban planning, housing, and interior architecture, among others, as can be seen on their website.
Alberto Cruz Elton is an architect who graduated from the Finis Terrae University in 2000. Between 1993 and 1995, he studied at the Catholic University of Valparaíso, acquiring a different and innovative approach to architecture.
He worked as part of the team at Schmidt y Valdés Arquitectos from 2000 to 2004, collaborating on projects with his father, Carlos Alberto Cruz C.
Since its founding in 2005, he has been a partner at the firm Estudio Valdés + Cruz, Villalobos, Demaría Arquitectos.
Carlos Ignacio Cruz Elton is an architect who graduated from the Finis Terrae University in 2004, where he received the Honor Scholarship for the best student in 2003.
In 2005, he worked at the office of Rafael Viñoly in New York.
Desde su fundación el año 2005, es socio de la firma Estudio Valdés + Cruz, Villalobos, Demaría Arquitectos
Víctor Villalobos Bilbao is an architect who graduated from the Finis Terrae University in 2001. He obtained a Master's degree in Environment and Bioclimatic Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Madrid in 2003-2004.
Since 2017, he has participated in the WAVE Workshop at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Venice IUAV, and since 2010 he has been a Thesis Professor at the School of Architecture of the Finis Terrae University, where he also serves as coordinator of the Applied Technology line.
Starting in 2005, he joined the firm Estudio Valdés + Cruz, Villalobos, Demaría Arquitectos, as a Partner Architect, where he has been developing projects of various natures up to the present.
Alejandra Demaría is an architect who graduated from the Catholic University of Chile in 2001. In 2002, she pursued Landscape Architecture studies at the University of Berkeley, California.
From 2002 to 2003, she was part of the University Architect/Planning Office at Stanford University in California, which was responsible for the campus expansion projects.
Since 2005, she has been a partner at the firm Estudio Valdés + Cruz, Villalobos, Demaría Arquitectos.