José Aragüez

José Aragüez is an architect, writer, editor, researcher, and educator. He is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia GSAPP and a Ph.D. candidate in the History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton. 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 lectured internationally across Europe, North America, and in the Middle East and has taught, besides Columbia, at Cornell, Princeton, Rice University in Paris, and University of Granada. In the past, Aragüez worked for Antonio J. Torrecillas (Spain), MVRDV (Rotterdam), and Idom/ACXT (London).

Between 2014 and 2018, Aragüez has led an international project titled The Building. It was launched via two symposia in 2014—held at the Architectural Association and at Columbia GSAPP; it continued through a theory seminar at Cornell University in Fall 2015, and it was published as a book by Lars Müller in November 2016. Post-publication lectures, panel discussions, and launch events took place across Europe and the US throughout 2017 and extended into 2018. Featuring a striking number of essential voices, The Building is described in international circles as one of the most significant contributions to architectural discourse in the past decade.

His various other research initiatives—which 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—span 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. Sections of these projects were shown at the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale and the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.

The Building, 2014-2017

Courses

Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4102‑3 Spring 2018
Core Architecture Studio II
José Aragüez Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch 1st Year
500 Avery North
Full Semester
0 Points
83696