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Paola Aguirre

Visiting Assistant Professor

Campus Box 1079
Biography 

Paola Aguirre is an architectural and urban designer, and founder of Borderless Studio, a Chicago-based urban design practice focused on collaborative and interdisciplinary city projects. With emphasis on research and communication across disciplines, Borderless explores comprehensive city design solutions that address the complexity of urban systems and equitable development by looking at intersections between architecture, urban design, infrastructure, landscape, planning, and participatory processes. Aguirre's professional experience includes working with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, universities, and architecture/urban design offices in Mexico and the United States in projects at various scales, from regional to neighborhood. She is also an educator at Archeworks, a multidisciplinary design research and think tank focused on social impact and public interest design projects, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Aguirre earned a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.