Award-wining architect Iñaqui Carnicero will explore relationships between architecture and economics and the design opportunities afforded by financial constraints in a public lecture set for 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14 in the Preston Geren Auditorium, located in Building B of the Langford Architecture Center.
Active in academia and professional practice, Carnicero is an associate professor of design at the Polytechnic University of Madrid’s School of Architecture and a visiting critic at Cornell University.
A principal of his firm’s New York and Madrid offices, Carnicero’s innovative work includes designs for a social housing building, a high school, the restoration of an Arab-style tower, a district attorney’s office, a conversion of a cultural multi-use center from a former slaughterhouse, and the Pitch House, a remarkable design for two residences in Los Peñascales, Spain.
His work has been recognized with numerous honors, including the Design Vanguard Award, the Hauser Award, the Rome Prize, FAD Spanish Architecture and Public Opinion Award and many other honors.
Carnicero directs Symmetries, a set of initiatives devoted to considering the dialogue between past and present in the urban structures of cities with a Roman origin.
He has lectured at many prestigious institutions, including Cornell University, Rice University, University of California-Berkeley, Roma Tre, La Sapienza, the Cervantes Institute and La Universidad de Navarra.