Ruth and Norman Moore Visiting Professor Lecture: Alfredo Payá

November 26, 2018
6p Reception, 6:30p Lecture
Steinberg Auditorium

Alfredo Payá, the Ruth and Norman Moore Visiting Professor, will deliver a lecture about his work. Born in Alicante, Spain, in 1961, Payá graduated from the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM) in 1988, and earned a Doctorate in Architecture from the ETSAM in 2005 for his thesis entitled, "The Single Space: boxes, artefacts, platforms." In 1988 he opened a studio in Alicante, and in early 2006, he founded his current office, noname29. The firm's Alicante University Museum was a finalist for the Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture in 1998. In addition, Payá's work was selected for inclusion in both the Biennial of Spanish Architecture (1999, 2001, and 2013) and the Venice Biennale (2000 and 2002), representing he Spanish Pavilion.

From the outset, he has combined his professional practice with teaching work. He has taught architectural design at several tertiary institutions: Valencia School of Architecture (1990-2000), Alicante School of Architecture (2000-2006), International University of Catalonia (2008-2009), European School of Madrid (2011-2012), and Washington University (2011, 2013-2015, 2018). Since 2001, he has been a visiting professor and collaborator on several master's courses at the University degli studi Roma Tre. He has worked regularly with several European and North American universities, and has organized seminars and workshops in diverse architectural meetings in Spain and abroad. Payá has won numerous national and international competitions, and his work has been honored with awards, published in national and international media, and exhibited widely.