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Emiliano López Matas

Visiting Professor

Campus Box 1079
Biography 

Emiliano López Matas was born in Argentina in 1971 and grew up in Barcelona. In 2012 he earned his doctoral degree in architecture from the Universitat Politèctina de Catalunya, with the thesis titled 6107 MSD. Peabody Terrace: Keys of a design process led by Josep Lluís Sert. In 1999 he earned a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design (Real Colegio Complutense de Madrid Scholarship), and in 1997 he earned the Master "History: Art, City and Architecture" from the UPC, ETSA Barcelona. He earned his degree in architecture from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Vallès in 1996. He is co-founder, together with partner Mónica Rivera, of their professional practice, López Rivera Arquitectes SLP. He has taught at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya School of Architecture, Vallés; at the Univesitat Rovira i Virgili School of Architecture, Reus; at the ESARQ, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya; and at the Elisava Escola de Disseny. From 2004-2007, as adjunct assistant professor at Calgary University, he co-directed the school's Barcelona Architecture Program.

The work of López Rivera Arquitectes has been recognized by several architecture awards, such as the Young Architecture Award of the 10th Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism, first award in the 7th Iberian-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism, first prize in the AR Emerging Architecture Awards (UK), design distinction from ID Magazine Annual Design Review, the FAD Architecture Award for Iberian architecture, and a nomination in 2009 for the Mies Van der Rohe European Prize. The firm's projects have been published in national and international publications such as El Croquis, A+U Japan, Domus, I.D. Magazine, Interior Design (New York), and The Architectural Review (London), among others, and have been exhibited in venues such as the Cité de l'Architecture & du Patrimoine in Paris (2009) and the Venice Architecture Biennale (2012).