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Inca architecture

(1200–1400)
The last of the Pre-Columbian cultures buildings were characterized by megalithic masonry, as exemplified in the ceremonial buildings of the mountain city Machu Picchu, the last fortress to resist the Spanish invaders.

Inca architecture

The architecture of the Inca Empire in Peru from the 12th cent. until the Spanish conquest in the 16th cent., particularly fortified towns with massive stonework.
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As a recipient of the prestigious Skidmore Owings Merrill Traveling Fellowship, Chu toured Mayan and Incan architecture in Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Guatemala and Peru before beginning an architectural practice that included 12 years with Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects in New York and Franklin D.