Ana María Durán Calisto is an Ecuadorian architect, urban-environmental planner, researcher and writer. She is a doctoral candidate at UCLA, with a dissertation on the history of urbanization in the Amazon basin. In the year 2010, she received a Loeb Fellowship in advanced environmental studies from the GSD.
She has taught design studios and research seminars at PUCE, Harvard, Columbia, University of Michigan, UC Temuco; and has been teaching fellow at the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA. She is currently a member of the Scientific Panel for the Amazon (SPA) convened by the SDSN and the UN.
Ana María co-founded Estudio A0 with Jazz Kalirai in Quito (2002). Estudio A0 has designed a diverse array of projects, at all scales. Estudio A0´s projects have been extensively published. Recent features include ‘30 arquitectos más relevantes de América Latina’ (Línea Editorial y Lexus Editores, 2020), Office Design (Booq Publishing, 2019), Company Gardens: Green Spaces for Retreat and Inspiration (Braun Publishing, 2019), and International Houses (Taschen, 2018).