GSD Talks: Luis Rojo
Luis Rojo de Castro established his architectural practice in Madrid, Spain, in 1994, in partnership with Begona Fernandez-Shaw. The firm Rojo/Fernández-Shaw has oriented its practice ever since towards the design and construction of public works, architectural competitions and academic research. They have won several architectural competitions, like the Auditorium in Guadalajara, the Centre for the Arts in Alicante, the Industrial Research Centre Laboratories in Arnedo, a Sports Centre in Alcazar de San Juan, or a Public Housing Project in Ciudad Real. Their work has been published in several professional journals, among them Revista Arquitectura, AV, On Design, Tectonica, Detail, L’Industria de la Construzione and others, and their work has been selected for the Spanish Architectural Biennale, the FAD prize and the Venice Biennale.
Rojo graduated from the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid in 1987, where he has been teaching design since 1992 and is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture. He obtained his Masters degree at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, in 1989, and was Visiting Professor of Architecture at the GSD on regular basis between 1994 and 1998, and again in 2002. Since 1999 he has been Visiting Professor of History and Architecture Theory at the Escuela de Arquitectura de Navarra. As a result of his academic and research practice, his writings on contemporary architecture have been published in A+U, El Croquis, Casabella, Tectonica, Revista Arquitectura, CIRCO, and elsewhere.
A light lunch will be available.
[Photo of Cultural and Social Center, A Coruã, Spain, by Hisao Suzuki, Barcelona]
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