Doctor Honoris Causa: Architect Pelayo Llarena Mur˙a
14th June 2019, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala
DATE: 14/6/2019
Docomomo International congratulates Architect Pelayo Llarena Mur˙a to whom the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa will be awarded by University of San Carlos of Guatemala in Guatemala City, on the 14th June 2019. Docomomo International recognizes the importance of the architect Palayo Llarena Mur˙a on promoting the Modern Movement in Guatemala, as well as sharing the values of Docomomo and working on the preservation of Modern Movement heritage.

The architect Pelayo Llarena Murua is the author of several buildings and works in Guatemala: The New Civic Center and Building of the Municipality of Guatemala City, Auditorium of the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Campus of the Rafael LandÝvar University, Mercado La Presidenta, among others. He studied at the University of Illinois, where he obtained the Bachelor┤s degree in Architecture, and at the University of San Carlos in Guatemala, where he graduated as an Architect. He has been visiting professor at the California Polytechnic State University and has been a consultant at the Housing & Home Finance Agency. He is founder of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of San Carlos of Guatemala and the Rafael LandÝvar University and was director of the Instituto de Fomento (INFOM) and the Instituto de Fomento de Hipotecas Aseguradas (FHA).