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Pep Avilés
Assistant Professor
Pep Avilés
Department of Architecture

Avilés is a historian, architect, professor whose academic research explores the cultural territories of architectural materials and specifically, their role in the redefinition of modern architecture from the 1930s. He has published extensively in international publications and curated exhibitions on modern architecture and mass media.

Education

  • 2016 Ph.D. –  History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture, Princeton University
  • 2010 Media and Modernity Certificate, Princeton University
  • 2008 M.A., Princeton University
  • 2008 M.Arch. Theory and History of Architecture, Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona, E.T.S.A.B., Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • 2006 Visiting Scholar, Columbia University
  • 2000 Dipl. Architect, Escola Tècnica d’Arquitectura de Barcelona, E.T.S.A.B. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • 1996 Visiting Student, Arkitekturskolan, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Stockholm, Sweden 

Courses Taught

  • ARCH 491: Undergraduate Thesis
  • ARCH 536: Graduate Thesis
  • ARCH 497: Architecture, Materials, Culture.

Honors + Awards

  • 2013 Digital Humanities Travel Fellowship, Princeton University.
  • 2012 Harold W. Dodds. Honorific Fellowship, Princeton University.
  • 2012 TDA Bank Group-CCA Collection Research Grant, Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal and Princeton University.
  • 2010 Richard Cramer Fellowship, Princeton University.
  • 2009 Joseph Memorial Shanley ‘17 Memorial Award, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.
  • 2009 Margaret Goheen, Summer Travel & Research Fellowship, Princeton University.
  • 2008 Howard Crosby Butler Travel & Research Fellowship, Princeton School of Architecture.
  • 2007 Henry N. Young III Award, Princeton University.
  • 1996 Travel Fellowship, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, K.T.H. Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 1995 Erasmus Fellowship. Arkitekturskolan, K.T.H. Stockholm, Sweden.

Exhibitions + Presentations

  • 2016 Co-curator with Beatriz Colomina, “Playboy Architecture 1953-1979.” Elmhurst Art Museum, Chicago, May 7, 2016 to August 28. 2016.
  • 2014 Contributor, Pietro Belluschi and György Kepes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1951-1965 for “Radical Pedagogies: Action-Reaction-Interaction”, Monditalia Section, 14th International Architectural
  • 2014 Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, June 7, 2014 to October 23, 2014. Special Mention.
  • 2014 Assistant curator. “Playboy Architecture 1953-1979.” Frankfurt. Deutsches Architekturmuseum, February 15, 2014 to April 20, 2014.
  • 2013 Assistant curator. “Playboy Architecture 1953-1979.” Maastricht, NAiM / Bureau Europa, September 29, 2012 to February 10, 2013.
  • 2012 Invited architect. The Loitering Shipwrecked, Exhibition “Past Futures, Present, Futures.” Storefront for Art and Architecture, October-November, 2012.
  • 2008 Research team. “Utopia’s Ghost: Postmodernism Reconsidered.” Director: Reinhold Martin, Canadian Center for Architecture, 2008.
  • 2004 Architectural work. “House in Micheldorf,” Exhibition of work done by faculty Members, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, September 2004.
  • 2002 Architectural work. “Europan VI. In Between Cities, Architectural Dynamics and New Urbanity.” Sala de Arquería de Nuevos Ministerios, Madrid, 2002.
  • 2002 Architectural work. “Europan VI. In Between Cities, Architectural Dynamics and New Urbanity.” Liege, Belgium, 2002.

Publications

  • 2016 “On Membranes, Masks, and Siegfried Ebeling’s Raumkubus,” in Climates: Architecture and the Planetary Imaginary, ed., James Graham with Caitlin Blanchfield, Alissa Anderson, Jordan Carver and Jacob Moore, (New York and Zurich: Columbia Books on Architecture and the City and Lars Müller Publishers, 2016), 319-327.
  • 2015 “Essays in Continuous Conversation,” in The Other Architect, ed., Giovanna Borasi, (Montreal, Canadian Center for Architecture & Spector Books, 2015), 403. 
  • 2015 Editor, Siegfried Ebeling: El espacio como membrana, (Barcelona: Mudito & Co, 2015). Trans. Guillermo López Ibáñez and Pep Avilés. Spanish edition of Der Raum als Membran, (Dessau: C. Dünnhaupt, 1926)

Built Works

  • 2015 House in Pichicuy, Chile, 2015. In progress.
  • 2014 House for a Paraglider and Cameraman, Micheldorf, Austria, 2014. Unbuilt.
  • 2014 House Upstate New York, US, 2014. Unbuilt.
  • 2013 Competition, Housing Development and Museum in Ås, Norway, 2013
  • 2012 Award. Competition. Portes de Collserola: Porta de la Trinitat. Towards an Ecological Brutalism, Barcelona
  • 2011 Competition. Social Center in Barcelona, Spain, 2011
  • 2010 Runner up. Competition. Contemporary Architecture Foundation, Córdoba, Spain, 2010
  • 2008 Competition. San Josepe’s Quarry, Basque Country, Spain, 2008
  • 2006 Apartment Design and Construction, Escipió st., Barcelona, Spain, 2006
  • 2004 Apartment Design and Construction, Joan de Garay st., Barcelona, Spain, 2002-04
  • 2004 Europan VIII Competition. Housing Development in Sagunto, Spain, 2004
  • 2003 Young Architects’s Competition. Housing c. Bronce, Barcelona, Spain, 2003
  • 2001 Award. Europan VI Competition. Housing in Añaza, Tenerife. Spain, 2001
  • 2001 Apartment Design and Construction, Sardenya st., Barcelona, Spain, 2000-01
  • 2000 Apartment Design and Construction, Pi I Margall st., Barcelona, Spain, 2000