Luis Othón Villegas
MdesS - Architect - Consultant
Luis Othón Villegas-Solis received a Master in Design Studies from Harvard University in 2003 and a degree in Architecture from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara in 1997. He is the founder of LVS Architecture, a firm that explores the connections between neuroscience, behavioral psychology, and built environments.
He has been a lecturer at several universities, such as the NewSchool of Architecture and Design, Harvard University, School of Visual Arts, and Pratt Institute. In 2021 he was selected to present his research work on a Neuroarchitectural Interpretation System at the Neuroscience and Architecture Symposium of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the ANFA Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture in La Jolla, California. He has collaborated with Dr. Michael Arbib, and Meredith Banasiak on a chapter called “Systems of Systems: Architectural Atmosphere, Neuromorphic Architecture, and the Well-Being of Humans and Ecospheres,” to be published in Mitra Kanaani`s forthcoming book, The Routledge Companion to Ecological Design Thinking: Healthy Ecotopic Visions for Architecture and Urban Planning.
His latest project is the INPAD Institute of Neurosciences for Architecture and
Design co-creation, where research in neuroscience and cognitive science is
promoted to inform architecture and design.