BERNARDO MANTILLA BACA
Ecuadorian architect who has developed homes and buildings in styles ranging from eclectic, contemporary modern through to the renovation of aged timber-framed buildings. Examples range from a, magazine featured, contemporary “Barndominium” built in Houston, TX, to the complete restoration of an acclaimed 1930s, 2,200 seat Art-Deco Theatre that had been destroyed by fire in Quito, Ecuador.
Private Professional Practice
After qualifying in Ecuador and starting as an independent architect in 1989, Bernardo has worked actively on a wide variety of designs and architectural planning, reconstructions and renovations for clients in Ecuador (1988-2009), in the USA (2003-2013) and in the UK (2013-present).
Design and construction oversight of 60 distribution centres for General Tire across South America
Design of office and administration buildings for Coca Cola, Ecuador
Redesign of the layout of the office buildings for a national newspaper
Interior design for retail premises
Complete redesign and renovation of multiple theatres, including the famous, A-Listed, Art deco, Bolivar Theatre, Quito, after its tragic destruction in a fire in 1999, in partnership with RVC architects
Multiple renovations and extensions of character properties, both wooden and stone, in Ecuador, UK and the US
Creative new builds to meet unique customer requirements and specific environments
Conversions of agricultural buildings and churches to exclusive residences
Renovation of a storage building to a chapel
Farm development including substantial farmhouse, worker accommodation, cheese factory, farm manager's house, unique horse stables, high-production cattle sheds.
Detailed design and layout of equestrian properties
Architect: Central University of Ecuador - Architecture and Urban Design 1988
Quito - Ecuador
Postgraduate degree in Cultural Affairs and Planning.: University of Gerona - Cultural Affairs and Planning 2002
Gerona (Catalonia), Spain
Bernardo qualified as an architect in the School of Architecture and Urban Studies in Quito-Ecuador, in 1988. He subsequently studied at the University of Gerona in Spain, in 2002/2003, earning a postgraduate degree in Cultural Affairs and Planning.