About Gloria


Gloria Broadbent was born in Cusco, Peru.  She graduated from the University of Cusco with a BA and a Degree in Architecture in 1988, and studied for an MA in the Theory and History of Architecture at the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria (UNI) in Lima in 1990.  She has taken complementary courses and attended seminars on Photogrammetry, Urban Planning for the City of Cusco, Heritage Conservation and Strategies for the Urban Rehabilitation of the City of Cusco (PNUD-UNESCO).

In 1990, after completing her MA studies, Ms. Broadbent arrived in the United Kingdom to pursue her PhD.  A year later, as part of her introduction to architectural practice in the UK, she joined The Conservation Practice on the restoration of Uppark, a Georgian National Trust property heavily damaged by fire in 1989.

Ms. Broadbent specializes in lecturing on Machu Picchu, the great Citadel of the Incas.  Her lectures cover fascinating aspects of her research, including its origin, urban planning and design, its connection with astronomy and Inca religion systems, hypothesis as to its purpose after its discovery.  The lectures are illustrated with outstanding pictures and graphics presented in PowerPoint.

Her publications include: “Una lectura Semiotica de la Huaca de los reyes” in Contextos – UNI-Peru (1990); “La Grande Arche” at La Défense, Paris, in Architectural Design (1992); “Introduction to Peruvian Architecture” in Miguel Angel Roca’s book Latin American Architecture – Academy Editions (1993).