Juanita Devis Clavijo


Juanita Devis is a CityScience Advisor for the City Science Group, at MIT Media Lab.

Her research combined architecture and urban design, technology and computer science, to investigate new strategies for future places of living and work. She is currently involved in the Andorra Living Lab project, which combines different research topics (Tourism, Innovation, Energy & Environment, Mobility, Dynamic urban planning) for the future urban challenges of the country. She is contributing in a unique initiative to provide research, knowledge, methods and tools to carry out such transformation.

In 2014, she received the Master in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Passionate about architecture and design, her interests span from incremental self-construction in developing countries to international competitions. She is always open to new stimulating working experiences and able to adapt to new and interdisciplinary contexts.

While not working, you can find her travelling, sketching and hand drawing, or scuba diving.


2012-2014 / Master of Science in Architecture

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Progressive self-construction through prefabricated components in Bogotà

Advisor: Prof. Filippo Tartaglia Co-Advisor: Arch. Nicola Anguilano

Grade: 107/110

2009-2012 / Bachelor of Science Degree in Science of Architecture

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

From Aalto’s approach to Landscape to the Landscape Museum

1993-2007 / Maturità Linguistica

Colegio Italiano Leonardo Da Vinci, Bogota, Colombia


2016 /de architectuurtekening herleeft - group exhibition

Architectuurcentrum Eindhoven, Eindhoven, NL

2012 /Marmomacc Stone Academy - group exhibition

Marmomacc, Verona, IT


2016/Redesign the Netherlands in 48 hours - hackathon

1st Prize: lalaLaw

TAC, Eindhoven, NL

2012-2013 /The use of Stone in public space design - workshop

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

2013 /Expo Cluster international workshop

Politecnico di Milano, Italy


05/2015-Present / MIT Media Lab - Research

City Science Group

Cambridge, MA

05/2015-07/2015 / Leslie Saul & Associates - Internship

Cambridge, MA

05/2013-01/2015 / Studio Tartaglia Partnership - Architectural Designer

Milan, Italy

  • Bamiyan Cultural Center Competition

  • Preliminary proposal for Turkmenistan Pavilion, Expo Milano 2015 Client: Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan

  • Research of new prefabricated modular systems in wood for social housing.

  • Design of the enclosed open space for a building in Cassano D’Adda, Italy.

  • Research and mapping of the path of the marble of Duomo di Milano for installation of two statues at Museo del Previati, Castano Primo, Milan, Italy.

10/2010-04/2011 / Andrea Caputo - Internship

Milan, Italy

  • A101 Urban Block Competition international competition, for A101 Block City in Moscow, Russia.

  • Project for an artist atelier in Milan

  • Project of a large convention-room and a showroom in the town of Weil am Rhein, Germany


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Technical skills

Fluent: Autocad, Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, V-Ray, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, HTML 5, CSS

Intermediate: p5.js, Processing,

Basic: JavaScript, Unity


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