Victor A. Torres was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in the East Side neighborhood. He is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture and has been actively practicing design since 2019, when he interned at an interior design firm.
During his academic career, Victor used his design skills to highlight disparities in design throughout Chicago. In 2020, his proposal for a pedestrian bridge crossing a dangerous six-lane street raised questions about the lack of safe infrastructure in Black and Latino neighborhoods throughout Chicago.
As a result of his dedication to high-quality design, equitable spaces, and rigorous problem-solving, Victor has received recognition from his peers. In 2019, he was nominated for the Best of Year Award for his proposed addition to the St. Louis Art Museum Modern Wing. During his final semester of school, Victor took Carol Ross Barney’s studio and became inspired to focus on public architecture.
Victor began working at Ross Barney Architects in 2021. His experience ranges from small-scale local transit projects to large-scale national master plans. He lives in Chicago and loves walks on the beach.