Doris Guerrero

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Doris Guerrero is the principal of dForm, a San Francisco design firm with interests in architecture, professional practice, landscape architecture, urban design, digital fabrication, emergent form, and research-based processes. In addition to 17 years of professional practice, she has been a guest lecturer, critic, and educator for more than 10 years.

Doris has worked as an architect on locally and nationally based projects, including numerous San Francisco infill multiunit housing projects, new neighborhood parks and open spaces, the master planning of Dallas's Fair Park, the restoration and mitigation of more than 120 acres of open space and habitat in Seattle's Woodinville area, and the renovation of the Philip Burton Federal Building plaza in San Francisco.

During her graduate studies, Doris' research focused on urban design lessons gleaned from the unlikely development model of Tijuana, Mexico. As a participant in the spring 2005 Getty Consortium on Ambience, she explored the thesis of mood, atmosphere, and gothic effect in David Lynch's film designs and various architectural installations.

In 2006 Doris was part of a team of collaborators who were recognized for their entry of distinction in the High Density on the High Ground Competition sponsored by Architectural Record and Tulane University. The Big Easement was one of 550 proposals; along with the competition winners and other noted entries, it was exhibited at the 2006 AIA convention in Los Angeles and the 2006 Venice Biennale. The team's programming for the site, located in post-flood New Orleans's Bywater district, included housing, educational, gallery, and retail development.

Most recently, Ms. Guerrero spent two years as a Visiting Fellow of the Greater New Orleans Foundation as lead architect at Neighborhood Housing Services New Orleans’ Design Center, leading Tulane University Architecure interns in the development of contemporary affordable new home prototypes based in local Creole and Victorian housing typologies. In addition to her non-profit focus, while in residence in New Orleans, Ms. Guerrero co-taught the URBANbuild 4 Studio ( at Tulane University School of Architecture.

Adjunct Professor, Architecture

BArch, University of Texas, Austin; MArch, University of California, Los Angeles