Roger Paez i Blanch
Architect ETSAB, Barcelona (1998), MS AAD Columbia University, New York (2000), PhD UPC, Barcelona (2015). GSAPP Honor Award for Excellence in Design. His Doctoral Dissertation “Operative Cartography. Mapping Agency in Architectural Design, 1982-2012”, directed by Jaime Coll (ETSAB UPC) and Iñaki Abalos (Harvard GSD), was awarded a Summa Cum Laude distinction.
Following professional experience in the studios of Alison and Peter Smithson and Enric Miralles, he founded A i B estudi d’arquitectes, a studio devoted to contemporary architectural practice with a critical edge. He has designed the Marine Zoo of Barcelona, the Hospital Clínic extension, and the Mas d’Enric Penitentiary, selected for the FAD Prize 2013 and subject of the book Critical Prison Design published by Actar in 2014.
He has maintained an intense commitment to cultural and academic pursuits. He served as a member of the editorial board of Quaderns d’arquitectura i urbanisme, awarded the Jean Tschumi Prize (2005). He collaborates with Actar Publishers since 2014. He has been an architectural design professor at Ramon Llull University (ETSALS) since 2000. He is the director of the Master in Ephemeral Architecture and Temporary Spaces at ELISAVA since 2015. He has been visiting professor, guest lecturer or jury member at international universities including Columbia University, Cornell University, Harvard University, Sci-ARC and University of Southern California in the United States and at the ETSAB, ETSAV, BAC and IaaC in Barcelona.
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