Profile: 

Andrea Melgarejo de Berry is a Teaching Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Melgarejo de Berry holds an undergraduate degree in Architecture from the Universidad Nacional de Asunción, in Paraguay and master’s degrees in Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her career and educational interests has always been in the exploration of different scales of architecture, seeking to improve livability of communities through the practice of thoughtful design and the making of it. She became a licensed architect in Paraguay in 2008 and founded her own architecture and construction firm in Asunción. She works independently as well as in collaboration with other architects on a variety of building projects ranging in scale from interior commercial and private design to commercial, residential, and planning design and construction. She has also participated in a number of design competitions for which she has won several awards. Her work has been published and exhibited nationally and internationally. Her current work includes research on the field of public interest design, teaching design classes at the undergraduate and graduate level at the Illinois School of Architecture, as well as designing and building projects internationally at various scales.

Education: 

Master of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014
Master of Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014
Bachelor in Architecture, Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay, 2007