Luz Maria Vergara d’Alençon
Luz Maria is a PhD candidate in the Department of Management in the Built Environment at TU Delft. Her research project if financed by CONICYT (part of the Chilean Ministry of Education) and focuses on housing management and low-income homeownership in condominium tenure. She is an architect and holds a MSc in Architecture from Universidad Católica de Chile (Catholic University of Chile). Luz María was born in Chile and resides in the Netherlands since 2014. Throughout her professional career she has performed functions in architectural design, independent consultancy, research and teaching. Her research interests are related to housing and community organizations in vulnerable contexts. She is interested in understanding how societal requirements can be incorporated in housing design processes and management services through participatory and collaborative methods.