Joaquín Tobar provides innovative solutions for each project, intersecting art, landscape architecture, design, politics, and culture. He is currently developing commissions in New York, and the coastal town of La Libertad, El Salvador.


My path has been quite different than that of the traditional designer, and it has made my experience all the richer. I’ve studied architecture in my home country of El Salvador. In 2011, I took a long break to become a top international competitor in fencing, representing my country at the Pan-American Games and missing my place in the Olympics by one spot.  Afterwards, I resumed my architecture studies and graduated at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Competitions and Results:

National Championships, 1st place, 2010-12

Bronze medal Olympic Qualifier. Santiago, Chile 2012

Gold Medal at Central American Games,  2010 & 2013

Medalla de Bronce x equipos, Juegos C.A. y del Caribe. Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 2010


Rookie of the year, 2007

Pan-American Games:

Rio de Janeiro 2007

World Championships:

Torino, Italy. 2006

Catania, Italy. 2011

Budapest, Hungary. 2013