Rubén Alcolea

Rubén A. Alcolea received his Master in Architecture and PhD from the School of Architecture of the University of Navarra, Spain (ETSAUN). His Final Project was awarded with distinction and received the Special National Award for architecture in year 2000. He received his Ph.D. in 2005 with a dissertation focused on Architecture and Photography in early modernism, later published as a book. Since 2000 is involved in both academic and professional practice. His academic, teaching and research work has been mainly developed at the Architecture Department, School of Architecture, University of Navarra, Spain (2000-2016), where he was also vice-dean for Research and Academic Programs (2009-2015); Visiting Scholar at the AA Architectural Association School of Architecture in London (2008-2009); and currently Visiting Professor at Cornell University, USA (2016-current). Specialized in photography and modern architecture, he is author of several books, such as Pioneer Picnic/Picnic de Pioneros (Valencia, 2009); Premios Pritzker: Discursos de Aceptación 1979-2015 (2015); Formando arquitectos, antología de textos (2015); or the four volumes with the proceedings for the international conference Inter: Photography and Architecture (2016), which Alcolea chaired in the Art Museum MUN in Pamplona in 2016. He has also published many papers and contributions to books, as well as producing exhibitions and coordinating cultural activities, public seminars and conferences. Practicing since 2000 as registered architect, founded the architecture firm alcolea+tárrago arquitectos in 2005. His architectural work has been awarded in more than 20 national and international competitions, has been published in many specialized magazines and books, and has received several architecture prizes for built work.

Recent Research Projects developed at Cornell University ‘Collected Fictions’ or ‘What is a House?’ can be found here

Arquitecto y Doctor por la Universidad de Navarra (ETSAUN) con Premio Extraordinario Fin de Carrera y Mención especial del Premio Nacional de Terminación de Estudios Universitarios. Desde entonces ha desempeñado labores docentes, ahora como Profesor Titular, en el Departamento de Proyectos de la ETSAUN, al tiempo que ha colaborado en el Departamento de Publicaciones y Actividades Culturales. En el curso 2008-2009 fue Visiting Scholar en el Departamento de Teoría e Historia de la Architectural Association School of Architecture de Londres, donde llevó a cabo labores de investigación e impartido seminarios. De 2009 a 2015, Subdirector de Investigación de la ETSAUN, y desde 2016 Visiting Professor en Cornell University, Ithaca-New York. Especializado en fotografía y arquitectura moderna, es autor del libro «Picnic de Pioneros. Arquitectura, fotografía y el mito de la industria», y también ha publicado artículos en revistas, participado en congresos internacionales e impartido conferencias. Actualmente compatibiliza la docencia de Proyectos con el trabajo profesional independiente.

Parte de sus Proyectos de Investigación desarrollados en Cornell University ‘Collected Fictions’ o ‘What is a House?’ pueden encontrarse aquí