Wed, October 2, 7pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
Intro by Marcelo Spina
Ensamble Studio│Madrid, Spain
Antón García-Abril, Ph.D. is an architect and professor at the MIT School of Architecture & Planning. He has been associate professor at ETSAM-UPM, and invited professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design and Cornell University, among other academic institutions.
In 2000, García-Abril established ENSAMBLE STUDIO, developing projects that reflect the experimental and structural research of the practice. His built works include the Music Studies Center, SGAE Central Office, Martemar House, Hemeroscopium House, The Truffle, Reader’s House and Cervantes Theater.
His office has been awarded Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard Prize (2005) and the Rice Design Alliance Prize (2009), and García-Abril has been elected International Fellow by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 2012. Along with his partner Débora Mesa, he has been curator of the Spanish Pavilion at Venice Biennale (2012), has co-founded the Positive City Foundation, and more recently, the POPLab (Prototypes of Prefabrication Laboratory) at MIT.