Oscar Prieto Herrera
Renowned architect from Camagüey characterized by his modesty and his dedication to the restoration of the patrimonial values of his province, as well as to teaching in the house of higher studies of the province of Camagüey.
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- 1 His line of work
- 2 Fervent Researcher
- 3 Creatividad irrefutable
- 4 Founder and director of the Center for Conservation Studies of Historic Centers of the University of Camagüey
- 5 Sources
your line of work
He worked the line of the churches and the residential architecture of Camagüey. He shared with the civil engineer Miguel Avalo, the restoration of the Catholic churches in the city, also within the Center for Conservation Studies of Historic Centers of the University of Camagüey, of which he was a founder together with Lourdes Gómez; he managed the heritage conservation issues of the historic center.
The Cuban house was one of his domains in the professional field, as well as research for the conservation and restoration of the built heritage of historic centers. He had already retired, however he could not part with teaching nor did the Faculty of Construction of the University of Camagüey Ignacio Agramonte want to waste a doctor of technical sciences with a superlative soul.
His creativity was an irrefutable argument to name him a distinguished member of the Chair of Vernacular Architecture and to embrace him in ICOMOS, in the National Union of Architects and Construction Engineers and in the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba.
Oscar Prieto Herrera graduated from the Universidad de Oriente in 1978 and taught subjects related to the theory and history of architecture and conservation and rehabilitation projects at the Camagüey High School. As a visiting professor he visited universities and institutions in Mexico, France and Argentina, and promoted academic exchanges in Valencia and Palma de Mallorca, among others.
Founder and director of the Center for Conservation Studies of Historic Centers of the University of Camagüey
His role together with his colleague Lourdes Gómez in the foundation and development of the Center for Conservation Studies of Historic Centers of the University of Camagüey, which he directed from 2000 to 2014, was paramount. In 2010 he received the National Award for Research of the Cuban Academy of Sciences and in 2014, the National Prize of the Architecture Biennial, for the book “Conservation of historic centers in Cuba”. The perspectives of his professional skills allow to relate his brilliant performance with the forging of the Office of the Historian of the City of Camagüey (OHCC)