Leticia Wouk Almino



25-year old Brazilian architect Leticia Wouk Almino graduated from Yale School of Architecture in Summer 2011. Currently working at Robert A.M. Stern Architects in New York, she draws inspiration from a mixture of art, film and architecture. Her architectural heroes include Mies van der Rohe and Herzpg & de Meuron, and the work of directors like Alfred Hitchcock, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Alain Resnais (all of whom used architecture and place as central motifs in their films). ‘I learned that it requires much trial and error, not to mention toil and sweat, to achieve a result that is truly restrained and minimal,’ she says. Her graduation project explored using bridges and paths as a means of framing a site and conveying the sense of a journey. ‘Architects need to find new ways of representing their work,’ she says, ‘architecture needs to have a strong internal expression that mediates purposefully between inside and outside.’

Most inspired by: ‘Herzog & de Meuron.’