CFA Estudio

Lorena Franco de Souza Ferreyra

Jorge Cheng Lo


CFA is an architectural studio interested in the production of designs and studies in the fields of architecture and urbanism including interior and furniture design. Its team has 10 years of professional experience abroad and has designed projects in Europe, Asia, America and the Middle East.

Cheng Franco Architects was founded in 2012 in Lima, Peru by Jorge Cheng and Lorena Franco after having completed their 2 years postgraduate studies in Europe and after working during 8 years at renowned architectural practices in London such as Michael Aukett Architects and Foster + Partners.

Through exploration we aim to find a unique and innovative architectural solution that exceeds our clients´ expectations. In order to achieve this, rather than imposing a particular style, we have adopted a continuous holistic research through different design options for the same project where each option responds to the site, the client brief and the current and future market and construction demands. After this search is done, together with the client, we choose the best option. We believe that the use of 3ds and other digital tools are crucial in the research and definition stages of design for which these tools are always present in our projects from day one.

We have experience dealing with international projects and with consultant teams in large-scale projects and we offer our architectural service not only in Peru but in any other part of the world as well as our services as local architects for the international architects designing projects in Peru. Our team has experience working not only on sustainable projects with BREAM and LEED certification but also in the use of BIM to increase productivity and efficiency in the design and construction stages.

Enrique Ríos
Renzo Chang
Rafael Calderón
Cinthia Cóndor
Renzo Pascual
Marjoree Rázuri
Sally Estela Moretti
Martin Torres
Diego Valdivia
Nathaly Rivera
Adriana de la Torre
Daniel Canchán
Kocking Ly
Stephanie Gil

CAP, RIBA Part III, M_Arch

Lorena Franco studied Architecture in Lima-Peru at the ‘Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas’ (UPC). After working independently in Lima, she completed a two years postgraduate course at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam.

In 2004 she moved to London and worked as an Architect in international and architectural leading practices including BDP and Foster + Partners. She Joined F+P in 2006 and has been involved in the design and delivery of large scale projects in different parts of the world such as the 'Gergiev Cultural Centre' in Russia, which includes two concert halls and a music school; 'Vietinbank', which includes two towers that accommodate the Bank Headquarters, a 5 star Hotel, Retail and a Business Centre; 'Boat Fleet in the design of 20 luxury yachts; and 'Al Haramain', in the design of 4 railway stations in Saudi Arabia.

The projects in London include 'Audley Square', a luxury residential building, and the refurbishment and extension of the Foster + Partners´ offices.

In 2009 she did the ‘professional practice and management’ course at the Westminster University where she got her RIBA Part III qualification.

She has been a professor and critic at different universities in Peru. Her work at the Berlage Institute has been exhibited in The Netherlands and published in the Book Emergent Technologies

CAP, Riba Part III, M_Arch

Jorge Cheng studied Architecture in Lima-Peru at the ‘Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas’ (UPC). After working independently in Lima, he completed the M_Arch program ‘Design Research Laboratory’ at the Architectural Association in London.

In 2004 he joined MAA (Michael Aukett Architects) as an associate and was responsible for the design and delivery of large scale projects in London such as ‘Orpington’, an $80M mixed used project completed in 2008; a 114 units residential building, completed in 2006; and a mixed used development comprising 550 units and a 10K m2 retail store in Canada Water.

His latest projects include the first 10k m2 store, completed in 2010, for one of the most important retailers in the UK, a 5K m2 sustainable store with ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating, and the design and 'new store architecture development' for their future stores. This was carried out using REVIT/BIM.

In 2007 he did the ‘professional practice and management’ course at the UCL Bartlett where he got his RIBA Part III qualification.

He is a design professor at the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences and he has been a professor and critic at different universities in Peru. His work at the Architectural Association has been exhibited in London and China and in 2007 he won an international award by FEIDAD in Digital Architecture.