Dr. Roger Paez

Director of the Master’s Degree in Ephemeral Architecture and Temporary Spaces

Founder, AiB Estudi d’arquitectes SLP
Professor, Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura La Salle (URL)

Architect ETSAB, Barcelona (Hons.); MS AAD Columbia University, New York (GSAPP Honor Award for Excellence in Design); PhD UPC, Barcelona (Excellent Cum Laude). His Doctoral Dissertation “Operative Cartography. Mapping Agency in Architectural Design, 1982-2012”, directed by Jaime Coll (ETSAB UPC) and Iñaki Abalos (Harvard GSD), was awarded the highest distinction.

Following professional experience in the studios of Alison+Peter Smithson (London) and Enric Miralles (Barcelona), he founded A i B (www.aib.cat), a studio devoted to contemporary architectural practice with a critical edge, based in Barcelona. He has designed the Marine Zoo of Barcelona, the Hospital Clínic extension, and the Mas d’Enric Penitentiary, selected for the FAD Prize 2013 and finalist to Catalunya Construcció 2013 Award.

He has maintained an intense commitment to research, academic and cultural pursuits. He served as a member of the editorial board of Quaderns d’arquitectura i urbanisme, awarded the Jean Tschumi Prize (2005). He has been architectural design professor at ETSALS (URL) since 2000. He is director of the Master’s Degree in Ephemeral Architecture and Temporary Spaces (MEATS) at ELISAVA (UPF) since 2015, where he also serves as Research Leader since 2018. He has been visiting professor, guest lecturer and jury member in universities worldwide, including Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, IIT, Sci-ARC and USC in the USA; ETSAB, ETSAV, BAC, IaaC, UdP (Porto), ETSAM (Madrid), ENA (Paris) and UMA (Umeå) in Europe. He publishes regularly both specialized articles and books, notably Design Strategies for Temporary Intervention in Public Space (Elisava, 2013), Critical Prison Design (Actar, 2014), and Operative Mapping: Maps as Design Tools (Actar, 2019).
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