Amparo was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and currently lives and works in New York, USA. As an undergraduate, she studied in Paris and New York, exploring her interests in philosophy, literature and physics as they related to space. She graduated as an Honors Scholar from Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University with a BA in Philosophy of Space. After working at an architecture office in Barcelona, Spain, she returned to New York to attend the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, where she attained a Masters in Architecture. She started her own design studio in 2000 and then founded Future Project with partner and husband Pedro Rafael Pachano in 2007.
Amparo is a licensed architect in Colombia S.A.
Pedro Rafael Pachano
After spending three years in the early 90's as a journalist and writer of fiction, Pedro began exhibiting photographs at art centers and galleries in Atlanta and New York. In 1997 he began teaching and researching with students the interests he was developing: architecture, urbanism, economics and there affects and contributions to the notion progress. He would attend Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation where he received an Masters in Architecture and has designed and drawn for Acconci Studio, Eisenman Architects, Diller, Scofidio and Renfro and FXFowle Architects. In 2008 he founded Future Project with his wife and partner Amparo Vollert, with whom he has designed and completed projects in New York, Miami, San Francisco and Bogotá, Colombia. Future Project continues to develop ideas about architecture, urbanism and development as well as methods to counteract the affects of global warming by focusing on reducing energy consumption, local sourcing and reuse and developing strategies that include passive systems.
Pedro is a licensed architect in New York and Florida and is NCARB Certified.
Future Project was renamed Pachano & Vollert Architecture in 2014.