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    Gerardo Andía. ( see english below) Nace en Mendoza en 1923, sus estudios primarios los realiza en la Escuela “Alma fuerte” de Guaymallén y en el Colegio de los Hermanos Maristas y sus estudios secundarios en el Colegio Nacional Agustín Álvarez de la Ciudad de Mendoza. En 1957 recibe el título de Arquitecto de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, donde ejerce la docencia como ayudante alumno entre 1950 y 1957. Alumno de arquitectos como La Padula y Pinzani, adhiere a una arquitectura de raíz orgánica de fuerte presencia plástica y matérica . Su preocupación por la vivienda individual lo lleva a proyectar más de 120 casas desde 1952 a la fecha. Entre las que pueden mencionarse: Casa Budan, Casa Aguilar, Casa Serra. y su propia vivienda de 1958.En ellas la preocupación por satisfacer la particularidad de los habitantes, lo aleja de un funcionalismo esquemático, localizando su obra dentro de un contextualismo orgánico. Como docente desempeña una amplia actividad en la Escuela de Diseño de la Facultad de Artes de la Universidad Nacional de Cuyo y profesor de la Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo de la Universidad de Mendoza, fundada por E. Tedeschi, de la cual llega a ser decano en 1973. Miembro de la Sociedad de Arquitectos de Mendoza, ocupa el cargo de presidente entre 1992 y 1997. Miembro del cuerpo de jurados de la SAM y el CAM y Ministro de Obras Públicas desde 1983 al 1987. Su amplia actividad tanto profesional como social hace de Gerardo Andía un referente del hacer cultural de la provincia. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Gerardo Andía.
    Born in Mendoza in 1923, Gerardo completed his elementary school studies at the
    “Alma Fuerte” school in Guaymallén and in the College of the “Hermanos Maristas”.
    He then went high school at the “Agustín Álavarez” National College in the City of
    Mendoza. In 1957, he received his Architectural diploma from the National
    University of Córdoba where he also tutored students from 1950 to 1957.
    He studied with prominent architects like La Padula and Pinzani who espouse an
    organic philosophy with modern sensibilities of plasticity and materiality.
    His has built more than 120 houses since 1952 each displaying his passion for
    residential households.
    Some of these are: Casa Budan, Casa Aguilar, Casa Serra and his own home in 1958.
    In all of these projects, a unique attention is demonstrated in satisfying the
    idiosyncrasies of each client. On display is a thoughtful distance from a schematic
    functionalism, which brings his work within an organic contextualization.
    He has participated in many and varied activities as a professor in the School of
    Design at the Faculty of Arts in the National University of Cuyo as well as professor
    at the School of Architecture and Urbanism at Mendoza University, founded by E.
    Tedeschi, who became dean in 1973.
    He is a Member of the Society of Architects of Mendoza and was president of the
    organization from 1992 to 1997. He also participated as a panel judge for SAM and
    CAM as well as for the Ministry of Public Works from 1983 t0 1987.
    His extensive professional and social activities demonstrate Gerardo Andía as a
    cultural leader in the province.