ALBERTO MANRIQUE IS AN ARCHITECT WITH AN INTEREST IN ART AND HISTORY. HE STARTED AN OFFICE WITH THREE COLLEAGUES UNDER THE NAME OF ESTUDIO ALTIPLANO AFTER GRADUATING IN 2010 FROM UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES IN BOGOTÁ. HE LATER MADE HIS GRADUATE STUDIES AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK CITY WHERE HE THEN WORKED DURING TWO YEARS FOR DANISH ARCHITECT THOMAS JUUL HANSEN. IN 2015 HE WENT TO PARIS-SORBONNE UNIVERSITY FOR A YEAR TO LEARN FRENCH HISTORY AND STRENGTHEN HIS LOVE FOR THE ARTS. HE NOW LIVES IN BOGOTÁ WHERE HE OPENED HIS OWN FIRM, STUDIO MANRIQUE IN 2017.