Jorge Pérez-Jaramillo is an architect and urban and regional planner, based in Medellín, Colombia. He is currently a member of the Medellín-based think tank MDE Urban Lab, and was the city’s Chief Planner between 2012 and 2015. He participated in the definition of several strategic projects such as the Parques del Río (‘River Parks’) and the Unidades de Vida Articulada (UVAs, or the ‘Articulated Living Units’), among many others.
Pérez-Jaramillo served as dean of the school of architecture at both Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and Universidad Santo Tomás in Medellín, where he remains a professor, and is a visiting professor at several universities around the world.
He published Medellín: Urbanismo y Sociedad in 2019, about the processes of urban transformation in the city, and writes a+u, Arquitectura Viva, and The Architectural Review, among others.