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Almudena Ribot
Assistant Professor
Department of Architecture

Before coming to Penn State in the 2018 Fall semester, Almudena Ribot had been a Professor of Design at the School of Architecture ETSAM, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. Her academic interests focus on three interrelated fields: industrialization, customization and environmental, social and economic sustainability. She lead the Design Studio Group UD.RIBOT, also called CoLaboratorio, which included three additional instructors, at graduate and undergraduate levels. 

Almudena also co-directs her own architecture studio since 1990. Her practice focuses on the priority of systems and construction as project languages, in particular the use of industrial systems and customizable solutions. One important project to this regard is, among 44 works executed, CUATRO 50 Industrialized Housing System, co-directed since 2007. 

In academic education, Almudena is interested in collaborative processes. In 2009, she co-founded the CoLaboratorioGroup: Manufacturing, Prototyping and Collaboration, in which she has developed projects, teaching and research with this focus.

Courses Taught

ARCH 331 Architectural Design Studio

ARCH 497 Open System Architecture