Dr José Aragüez is an architect and writer, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia University, where he has been teaching since 2013. Aragüez holds a Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Architecture from Princeton University; a post-professional M.Sc. AAD degree (Honor Prize for Excellence in Design) and a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Architectural Research from Columbia GSAPP; and a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from University of Granada, Spain (Honorable Mention, University Graduation Extraordinary Prize, and 1st National Prize in Architecture). He has lectured extensively across Europe and North America—including most of the top schools—in addition to the Middle East and Japan. Besides Columbia, he has taught at Cornell, Princeton, Rice University in Paris, and University of Granada, and worked for Antonio J. Torrecillas (Spain), MVRDV (Rotterdam), and Idom/ACXT (London). His recent five-year project (2014-2019), culminating in the publication of The Building (Lars Müller Publishers), is widely regarded in international circles as one of the most significant contributions to architectural discourse in the 2010s. His writings have also appeared in e-flux, LOBBY, Flat Out, European Architecture History Network Proceedings, Pidgin, and The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture and Design (Routledge, 2018). His latest piece, "Spatial Infrastructure," is forthcoming in Log.
Present & past collaborators: Marcela Aragüez, Esteban de Backer, Ivy Hume, Kayla Manning