Urban Designer | Gehl
Candelaria Mas Pohmajevic
Candelaria is an Urban Designer at Gehl where she oversees the design and management of people-first projects in different cities in the Americas and the Middle East, bringing her expertise in climate action, sustainable development, and community engagement. Candelaria is committed to creating urban responses that address the climate crisis through an inclusive, people-centered approach. For the past two years, she has applied Gehl's Foodscapes methodologies in Bogotá and Philadelphia assessing how the built environment impacts on people's food choices, health, and wellbeing. Her previous experience across cities in Argentina, Mexico, Europe, and the US has shaped her passion for understanding diverse cultural-ecological characteristics and celebrating them through design. To achieve long-term resilience, she believes that it is crucial to integrate ecosystems and climate-sensitive infrastructures in the design process. She holds a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University GSAPP, where she is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Urban Design.