Esteban joined DIALOG after the Vancouver studio invited him to present his Master’s thesis project on urban sustainable energy systems. He has since applied that thought leadership to projects ranging from official community plans to neighbourhood policy statements and campus building architectural designs. An advocate for designing more sustainable, enjoyable, and enduring buildings and environments, Esteban keeps an eye on the big picture. He seeks to fulfill clients’ visions while addressing the complex, multidisciplinary, environmental, and social challenges unique to each city and region. For Esteban, solid client and team relationships are at the core of any successful project. He works closely with colleagues to advance our capacity for high-performance design, data-driven analysis, and regenerative processes. Esteban thrives on the power of sharing ideas to achieve the impossible.
Whose work are you most impressed by?
One of my favourite moments at DIALOG is when mechanical engineers start sketching architectural concepts, and architects talk about HVAC systems. Dan Prescott embodies this interdisciplinary ethos that can only happen in an integrated design firm. His work in developing early stage energy analysis tools that are user-friendly for architects to obtain very useful data to discuss with clients – even before the first massing concepts – is allowing us to design highly energy-efficient buildings much more effectively.
Do you have a passion project outside of work?
I have an ecosystem regeneration venture in Ecuador (my country of origin), which focuses on reversing the collateral damage of resource extraction in the Amazon rain forest.
The unexpected variety and volume of creativity that we manifest in our work here inspires me every day.
Master of Architecture
University of British Columbia
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Universidad San Francisco de Quito