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Alberto Estevez

Chairman-Professor / Master and Institute Director / Architect & Designerat UIC Barcelona
Focus area: Architecture, Art History, Art Theory, Critical Theory, Biology, Computer Graphics, Digital Imaging, Animation, Design

Alberto T. Estévez (Barcelona, 1960), Architect (UPC, 1983), Architecture Ph.D. of Sciences (UPC, 1990), Art Historian (UB, 1994), Art History Ph.D. of Arts (UB, 2008). With a professional office of architecture and design (Barcelona, 1983-today). Chairman-Professor (Catedrático) in Architecture, teaching in different universities, in the knowledge’s areas of architectural design, architectural theory and art history (UPC, TU Wien, UB, UPF Elisava, HSAK Vienna, UDEM, UdG, USTA Bucaramanga). Founding as first Director the ESARQ School of Architecture (UIC Barcelona, 1996), as an avant-garde international school in its first 10 years: it was then the first school in the world with an architecture curriculum including –among other things– mandatory subjects of sustainability and international cooperation, as well as laboratories for biological architecture (genetics) and digital architecture (manufacturing). He also founded two research lines there, with two officially accredited research groups, two masters’ degrees and Ph.D. programs: “History, Architecture and Design” (UIC Barcelona, 1998- today) and “Genetic Architectures / Biodigital Architecture” (UIC Barcelona, 2000-today). As well as the Master of International Cooperation with Alex Levi and Amanda Schachter (UIC Barcelona, 2004-today). He was also the Founder and 1st Director of the UIC Barcelona PhD Program of Architecture. He has written more than two hundred publications, and has participated in a large number of exhibitions, congresses and committees. Invited to give more than one hundred lectures around the world, presenting his ideas, research, projects and works of architecture and design (in the last 20 years on biodigital architecture & genetics). He was also Vice-Chancellor / General-Manager of UIC Barcelona (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya), where he is currently the Director of iBAG-UIC Barcelona (Institute for Biodigital Architecture & Genetics) after founding it.