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Washington Fajardo

Rio de Janeiro City Planning Commissioner

Architect and urban planner graduated from the School of Architecture and Urbanism of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ.

He is the author of the architectural design of the Arena Carioca in Pavuna; author of the architectural design of the revitalization of Imperator – Centro Cultural João Nogueira, in Méier; conceived the mechanism that dedicated 3% of the value of CEPACs for Cultural Heritage in the Port; created the Pro-APAC edict recognized in 2014 with the Rodrigo Melo Franco de Andrade Award (IPHAN), and created the Open Laboratory of Urban Archaeology.

Since 2015, he has been an advisor to the Council of Architecture and Urbanism of Rio de Janeiro – CAU-RJ. In 2016, he was selected as curator of the Brazilian pavilion at the Venice International Architecture Biennale. In 2018, he became a Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Also, since January 2021, he is the municipal secretary of Urbanism of Rio de Janeiro, as well as president of the Pereira Passos Institute.