Iván Ivelic Yanes was born in Viña del Mar, Chile in 1970. He is an Architect from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso and he obtained a Ph.D from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid. He is currently professor at the School of Architecture and Design of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso and an active member of the Open City of Ritoque. He has focused his researches on architecture and its surroundings. In the framework of the workshops at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, and since the year 1988, he has made several voyages dedicated to the study and development of Travesías in South America.