José Aragüez

José Aragüez is Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Columbia GSAPP, and a Ph.D. candidate in the History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton. He is a New York-based independent architect and writer with working experience at offices in Spain (Antonio J. Torrecillas), Holland (MVRDV) and London (Idom/ACXT). Aragüez holds a Diploma in Architecture and Urbanism from University of Granada, Spain (Honorable Mention, University Graduation Extraordinary Prize, and 1st National Prize in Architecture) and an M.S. AAD degree (Honor Prize for Excellence in Design) and Graduate Certificate in Advanced Architectural Research from Columbia GSAPP. He has presented his work internationally across Europe, North America and in the Middle East, and has taught at Cornell, Princeton and the University of Granada.

His projects, sections of which were shown at the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale and the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, have received numerous awards and fellowships from institutions including the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), the Barr Ferree Foundation, the Spanish government, Columbia and Princeton.

For the past few years Aragüez has led an international project titled "The Building" that yielded two symposia in 2014—held at the Architectural Association and at Columbia GSAPP—and a theory seminar at Cornell University in Fall 2015. The project culminates in a book published by Lars Müller in November 2016 along with the related panel and launch events taking place across Europe and the US throughout 2017. His various other research spans the history of the disciplinary distinction between architecture and engineering; the intersection of geometry, morphology and formal thinking; the problem of criticality in architecture vis-à-vis other fields of knowledge; the study of idiosyncratic architectural pedagogies in the New York scene, and more generally, the relationship between architectural and philosophical epistemologies.

The Building, 2014-2017


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4102‑8 Spring 2017
Architecture Studio II
José Aragüez Studio section via lottery - Required 1st Year M.Arch
500 Avery Noth
M, W, & F 2PM- 6PM
Full Semester
0 Points