SCI-Arc design faculty and alumnus Ramiro Diaz-Granados (B.Arch ’96) has been selected a 2013 COLA Fellow and was awarded an Artist Grant by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. His work will be part of a group exhibition at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), on view May 19- July 7, 2013.
Diaz-Granados is principal of Amorphis, a Los Angeles architecture practice that pursues an overt interest in materiality, visuality, and sensuality towards the production of the contemporary sublime. Previously, he has worked as a project designer for the award-winning firm Gnuform and has participated in collaborations with distinguished practitioners that have yielded winning competition entries such as the 21st Century Park competition, organized by the Graham Foundation in Chicago, and a Board Room & Conference Table for SCI-Arc.
In 2008, he placed second in two competitions, one for the Mercedes-Benz National Tradeshow pavilion, and the other for the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. From 1997-2002, Diaz-Granados was a co-principal of the L.A. firm Arxis, which has built several private residences and apartments in Los Angeles and Mexico. His work has been published in Architectural Record, I.D. Magazine, Icon-Eye, Futures Arquitectura, Mobility: A Room with a View, and 100 of the World's Best Houses.
Diaz-Granados holds degrees from SCI-Arc and UCLA, and is currently on faculty at SCI-Arc as a Design, Visual Studies, and Applied Studies instructor. He is also Undergraduate & Graduate Portfolio Coordinator.