architecture & environment

Enlace Arquitectura is a professional practice that engages design processes in architecture and the environment, including urban design and landscape, to communicate knowledge and raise awareness.


Enlace Foundation creates opportunities to reflect on the urban environment with communities in informal settlements through participatory design processes. 

research & dissemination

Enlace Arquitectura and Enlace Foundation contribute to the evolving discourse  on the urban environment and social inclusion through research and dissemination efforts.

The office was founded by Elisa Silva in 2007. Elisa has a Master in Architecture degree from Harvard University. She has worked in New York, Boston, Atlanta, Madrid, Roma and Caracas. She received the Rome Prize from the American Academy in 2005, the Wheelwright Fellowship from Harvard University in 2011 and the Graham Foundation Individual Grant in 2017. She is co-author of CABA: Cartography of the Caracas Barrios 1966-2014 that received the Andres Bello Award from the Simon Bolivar University in 2016, and Pro-Inclusion, edited by CAF and presented at the Habitat III conference in Quito 2016, and various publications by Fundación Espacio. The publication Pure Space: expanding the Public Sphere through Public Space Transformations in Latin American Informal Settlements is work in progress and is supported by the Graham Foundation and CAF Latin American development bank. Elisa is an assistant professor in architecture at the Simon Bolivar University in Caracas Venezuela. 




Elisa Silva Founder and director: Registered architect with a Masters degree in Architecture from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University in Boston and a Bachelor degree from Emory University in Atlanta. She is a LEED Accredited Professional from the U.S. Green Building Council and a registered architect in the state of Florida USA and in Venezuela.

Sergio Dos Santos  Registered architect with a Bachelor degree in Architecture from the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas Venezuela, and a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture at the Central University of Venezuela 2017.

Verónica González  Architect with a Bachelor degree in Architecture from the Central Univeristy of Venezuela in Caracas.

Vanesa Malpica  Architect with a Bachelor degree in Architecture from the Central Univeristy of Venezuela in Caracas.

Carol Arellano Administrator and human resources.



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