Mar 15th 2017

Dean's Lecture Series: Josep Lluis Mateo

Josep Lluis Mateo will deliver a lecture on Fri., March 24 @ 6pm in S.R. Crown Hall.

Mateo is a Spanish architect and the principal of Mateo Arquitectura in Barcelona. He studied at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) and has a PhD (with honors) from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Since 2002, he has been a professor of Architecture and Design at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ). In 2015, he was a visiting professor in Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

His practice, Mateo Arquitectura, is globally active and tries to connect intelligence and artistic ambition with pragmatism and objectivity. The firm has won many prizes and awards and has been published  (“Josep Lluís Mateo, Opere e progetti," 2007; “On Building: Matter and Form,” 2012) and exhibited (MoMA New York, 2006; Galerie d’Architecture Paris, 2013) worldwide. Select work includes the urban remodeling of the village, Ullastret (Santander Biennial Prize, 1991), a housing block in Amsterdam (CEOE Prize, 2001), Barcelona Convention Centre (Top International Purpose-built Venue, 2009), The Factory office building in Paris (1st prize, Best Spanish Project Abroad; 4th NAN Award, 2010), the PGGM headquarters in Zeist, Holland (1st prize, Best Spanish Project Abroad; 4th NAN Award, 2011), the Film Theatre of Catalonia, the Arts Centre and Urban Remodelling of Castelo Branco (Portugal), and the recently opened remodel of El Ninot Market in Barcelona.

He has contributed essays to Quart Architektur (“Bauen und Denken,” 2002), is the author of “Textos Instrumentales” (2007), and served as the director of a collective research project, “Middle East: Contemporary Architectural Conditions” (2012). In 2015, he launched the BCN Architecture Guide, a mobile app that provides travelers with a insider's guide to the architecture of Barcelona.