School of Architecture College of Design

Marcelo Valdes, Adjunct Instructor

Marcelo Valdes

Adjunct Instructor


Off-Campus Address:
SALA Architects
43 Main Street SE, Suite 410
Minneapolis, MN, 55414

Telephone: 612-379-3037

Marcelo Valdes


Master Arch II - 2000 -University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Post-graduate diploma with distinction- 1987- 48th International Course on Housing, Planning & Building. Rotterdam, Institute for Housing Studies, The Netherlands.

Arquitecto (Master in Architecture degree) 1986 - Faculty of Architecture, University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Registered Architect in Uruguay since 1988


Worked in residential architecture for the last 20 years. Has designed affordable housing and designed-built single units using brick and concrete systems in his native country, Uruguay. Works in residential design in the US, where he has focused on wood building systems in his studies at the U of M. Is interested in building systems and materials and the impact they have on architectural design.

Teaching Areas

  • Design Studio, undergraduate level.
  • Has taught 5282 and 5284

Other Information

Tectonic Potential of Stick Framing: Paper resented at ACSA Regional Meeting, Springfield MO, October. 2000

Best Designer Award, National Industrial and Agricultural Fair, Expoprado 92 1992 the IHS: Evolutionary Infrastructure Proposal for Centenario Neighborhood, Tacuarembo, Uruguay. Research financed by the Institute for Housing Studies. 1987-1989

School of Architecture
145 Rapson Hall
89 Church Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Fax: 612-624-5743


Contact Information

Undergraduate Student Services
12 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108
107 Rapson Hall, 89 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
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General Information
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