Rubén Alcolea

Rubén Alcolea is involved in academiaand develops a professional practice.Specialized inphotography and modern architecture, is author of bookssuch as Picnic de Pioneros (TC, 2009); Premios Pritzker: Discursos de Aceptación (Arquia, 2015); or the four volumes Inter: Photography and Architecture (MUN, 2016). Alcolea has curated exhibitions as well as chaired public programs and conferences. In 2000 he founded his own architecture office, alcolea+tárrago. His practice has received prizes for built work and awards in more than 30 open competitions.

Alcolea graduated from the University of Navarra in Pamplona; and earned his Ph.D. with a dissertation on architecture and photography in early modernism. Before joining Cornell in 2016, he was teaching since 2000 in the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, where he served asvice dean for research and academic programs from 2009 to 2015.

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Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 3308/6308-102 Special Topics in Theory:  Photography and Architecture
  • ARCH 3308/6308SingleHousing: The Architect’s Home
  • ARCH 2301 Architectural Analysis I: Buildings, Drawings, and Texts
  • ARCH 2101/2102 Design III and IV
  • ARCH 4101/5101/ Option Studio: The Library of Illusions

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • AJAC VI Prize for Young Architects, COAC, Barcelona(2008)
  • 40 Under 40 for Emerging Young ArchitectsAward, Chicago Atheneum (2010)
  • Sveta 2013 Prize, Hise Magazine, Ljubljana(2013)
  • COAVN Prize, Navarra-Basque CountryInstitute of Architects(2013)
  • XIV BEAU Award, Spanish Architecture Biennale (2018)

Publications (Selected)

  • Picnic de Pioneros, Ediciones Generales, Valencia (2009)
  • “Spectra: Architecture in transit”, in Architects’ Journeys, GSAPP (2011)
  • “Anonymous Manifestos: The eye of the architect”, in After the Manifesto, GSAPP (2014)
  • The Pritzker Prize: The Acceptance speeches, Fundacion Arquia, Madrid (2015)
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