Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Santiago de Tezanos (born June 25, 1971 in Montevideo, Uruguay) is a Uruguayan architect. He earned his degree at the School of Architecture, National University in Uruguay (Facultad de Arquitectura, Universidad de la República). He has an especialization in e-business and e-marketing, with 10+ years experience in these fields.
Since the start of his professional career, he has worked on a globalized scale, melding the worlds of architecture and information technology. This has led his practice to achieve a new level in the development of architectural design processes.
He is the principal of Santiago de Tezanos Architects, a de-localized architecture office with operations in Montevideo, Miami and Shanghai. The firm provides the full range of architectural services from simple consulting to complete projects. It has established collaborative relationships with several investors and contractor firms throughout the world, becoming their operations and design center. The firm's activities, based in the Business Process Outsourcing model, have turned it into a key player of this market.
The Harvard Graduate School of Design selected the firm as case study in Business Process Outsourcing in the field.
Recent projects (compeleted, under construction and in design phase) are scattered across the planet in such diverse locations as the United States, Costa Rica, United Kingdom, Ireland, Bermuda, Virgin Islands, New Zealand, Morocco and Cayman Islands.
For several years Mr. de Tezanos held a teaching position in "Architecture and Technology" at his college Alma Mater, Instituto Crandon, in Montevideo.
Some other of his interests and studies include film production, a strong background in information technology (being among the pioneer users of the Internet in Uruguay ca. 1991), lifelong activities as amateur astronomer and eclipse chaser, along with a command of several languages such as English, Spanish, French and German, together with basic knowledge of Greek.

Santiago de TezanosSantiago de Tezanos List of (some) recent Projects designed by the firm:

Hotel Terre, Marrakech, Morocco
Maison des Iles, Sark, Channel Islands
Dixcart Bay Hotel expansion, Sark, Channel Islands
Oukaïmeden Ski Resort, Oukaïmeden, Morocco
Sanctuary Health&Spa Resort, Marrakech, Morocco
Olive Street Tower, Los Angeles, California, United States
FitzGerald House, Kilminnin, Ireland
Playa Potrero family residence, Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
Los Pargos family residence, Costa Rica
Residences in Morris County, New Jersey, United States
Private residence, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Private residence, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
Landscape Architecture projects 100+ Residences, New Jersey, United States