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Juan Herreros

Juan Herreros is Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia GSAPP. He graduated from the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM) in 1984, being immediately recruited at the Construction Department, where he taught until 1988 before moving to the Design Department. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1994, and was appointed Tenure Professor in 1995 and Chair Professor in 2010. He has lectured at other American universities such as Princeton and IIT, and at several European institutions, such as the Architectural Association in London, the EPFL in Lausanne, the Faculty of Architecture of Ljubljana (ULFA) and the University of Alicante.

Juan Herreros founded Abalos&Herreros in 1984, the LMI (Liga Multimedia Internacional) in 1999, Herreros Arquitectos in 2006 and estudio Herreros in 2014. Abalos&Herreros achieved international acclaim and contributed to the recognition of Spanish architecture of the 1980s and 90s. The office of Herreros Arquitectos won several important international competitions including the design and construction of the Munch Museum and its adjacent area in Oslo, the International Conference Centre in Bogotá, the Euromed Project in Marseille and the ANFA District in Casablanca among others, and building his first projects outside Spain including the Bank of Panama Tower, the Coastal Parks in Panama City, the access facilities to the city of Colon or the Communication Hut in Gwangju, in South Korea. He also carried out major projects in Spain.

The work of Juan Herreros has been featured in several publications and exhibitions, and he has received a range of awards and distinctions including International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA); AD Architect of the Year 2010; Medal of Arts from the city of San Lorenzo de El Escorial; Architect of the World by the Architects’ Association of the city of Lima; and adoptive son of the city of Cochabamba.
GSAPP Conversations #2: Juan Herreros in conversation with Amale Andraos

Juan Herreros speaks with Dean Amale Andraos about the relationship between teaching and practicing architecture, and how he has carefully designed a specific way of working globally. Herreros gives insight into how working sensitively in foreign settings also helps to develop a robust local practice, and how he is bringing the influence of emerging practices to his students at GSAPP’s Advanced Architecture Studios.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4105‑16 Fall 2021
Advanced Studio V
Juan Herreros
600 + 700 AVERY
0 Points
A4507‑1 Fall 2021
Unorthodox Arch Practices
Juan Herreros
M 9 AM - 11 AM
3 Points
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