Rodrigo Valenzuela Jerez, graduated in Architecture from Universidad de Chile (2003), received a Master of Fine Arts with a Major in Visual Arts from Universidad de Chile (2011), and a Master of Science in Advance Architectural Design from Columbia University (2014).
He has been awarded with a Fulbright Scholar grant (2013), honored with a Scholarship from the Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT-Chile) (2013), and a Scholarship from the National Fund for the Development of the Arts, (FONDART-Chile) (2008).
From 2014 works in architecture through EstudioRO – (E)Studio Futur@ and RVJAA.
Between 2005-2013 he co-directed Murúa-Valenzuela Architects. The firm was focused on public architecture. Some international recognition of the studio work includes an invitation to participate in the MoMA- Young Architects Program in Santiago (2013), Grand Prize in the XVII Biennale of Chilean Architecture received for the co-design of Licantén Public Library (2010).
Rodrigo Valenzuela Jerez has been, adjunct professor at Columbia University (2014-2015) visiting professor at Universidad de Chile (2012&2019), assistant teacher in Universidad Diego Portales (2008-2010) in Santiago, Chile and visiting professor at the arquitectural design master program at Universidad Central del Ecuador (2020-2021). Currently he is serving as Director of the School of Architecture at Universidad de Las Americas, Santiago, Chile (2021-).