Architect with bachelor degree from Los Andes University (Bogotá, 1986), Master degree in Urban Design from Oxford Brookes University (Oxford, 1990) and further complimentary studies at the College of Technology in Dublin and Milan Polytechnic.
After a thorough professional experience both in Bogota and London, in 1997 establishes in partnership with Marcela Albornoz an architecture and urban design studio “tab” (acronym for Bogota´s architectural workshop), where several projects from fields such as architecture, urban and industrial design, have been developed since.
A significant part of the projects has been commissioned as a result of awarded design competitions, obtained through public tenders, where the main aim has been concentrated on showcasing a universal vision of architecture, in conjunction with a strong sensitivity to the urban condition of each particular setting. In addition, the study of flexibility or mutation in architecture, and an extensive research on building envelopes, so called “skins”, has become a frequent characteristic and recurrent topic developed on his projects.
Daniel Bonilla actively participates as an academic, lecturing at several local and international universities. His work has been selected and awarded in biennials and international awards, and it has also been widely published in specialized media.