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Capitalizing on today’s digital age, I built a tech-based platform to create more access to learning opportunities in the building industry. His vision was to create tech-enabled companies related to the built environment that would have exponential growth and positive impact on society. In 2013, he decided to expand from the traditional teaching model of universities into online education. He then created his Contemporary Architecture MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses), which was the first in architecture and which has thus far attracted more than 40,000 participants since its first edition. He created a community of more than 100,000 people at Build Academy through their online courses, classes and events. Later, he also consulted governments on creating national strategies and platforms for online education.

Build Academy, New York

2013- now, CEO & Founder, Professor

Resilient Homes Challenge, Fall 2018, 3225 participants

Building Solar Lights,

New York Architecture

Contemporary Architecture, 33,000 students, 2300 graduated

Modern Architecture 1

Modern Architecture 2

Designing Resilient Schools, 5000 participants

Designing Emergency Shelters, Summer 2014

Resilient Design Research, Spring 2015 


I started my teaching career in 2005 as an Assistant Professor at the Catedra Blanca of Prof. Carlos Ferrater at ETSA Barcelona. Later, he taught at Harvard University GSD during his Masters. After he moved to New York he taught at Parsons School of Design (2008-09), Pratt Institute (2010-13), and at New York University (2013-20) as an Associate Professor. For him, teaching is a way of continuously learning and sharing his skills and knowledge with others.

New York University, School of Professional Studies

2013- now, Adjunct Associate Professor

Contemporary Architecture 1990-now

Understanding Contemporary Art

University of Dhaka, Institute of Business Administration, Bangladesh

2018, Visiting Professor

Entrepreneurship and Leadership Course, Spring-Fall 2018

Pratt Institute School of Architecture, New York, USA

2010-13, Adjunct Associate Professor

Comprehensive Design Studio 302, 3rd year UG Architecture, Museum Design

Comprehensive Design Studio 301, 3rd year UG Architecture, Housing Design

Intermediate Design Studio 202, 2nd year UG Architecture, Kindergarden Design

Core Design Studio 102, 1st year UG Architecture, Introduction to Design

History and Theory of Architecture 208-209, Modern and Contemporary Architecture

Seminar Course “Contemporary Architecture: Strategies for Success”, 3-5 year

Seminar Course “Le Corbusier – Architecture and Revolution”, 4-5 year

PhD Advisor of two dissertations in Architectural Acoustics and Architecture

Faculty Advisor of LatinPratt and EuroPratt student groups

Academic Senate, Elected Representative of the School of Architecture

Pratt Board of Trustees Development Committee, Faculty Representative

Curator of Exhibitions, Conferences and Symposiums, Lecturer

Parsons the New School for Design, New York, USA

2008-09, Adjunct Professor

Design IV: Visual Organization and Information Design

Weekly lectures and design studio critics of 2 groups of 15 students

Design III: Visual Organization and Information Design

Weekly lectures and design studio critics of 2 groups of 15 students

Guest Critic, Department of Architecture and of Interior Design

Thesis and final reviews critics

NUTAU, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2012-14, Consultant for Architecture, Design and Urbanism

Lectures, Seminars and Research Projects

ESARQ, International University of Catalonia, Barcelona

2008-09           Associate Professor

Vertical Design Studio in Architecture 10, 30 students, 2-5 year

Vertical Design Studio in Architecture 9, 30 student, 2-5 year

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA

2007-08, Teaching Associate

History of Landscape I, with Prof. Michael Lee, discussions, exams, evaluations and grading of 24 students

2007, Teaching Assistant

On Contemporary Architecture, Prof. Rafael Moneo, lectures and discussions for 70 students

2008, Instructor

Digital Media Workshop at Harvard/MIT, Parametric Design, Bentley Generative Components and Microstation

2006-08, Teaching Assistant

Advanced Design Studio Course, Prof. Nader Tehrani, 12 March students

ETSA Barcelona, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona

2005-06, Assistant Professor of Architecture,

Catedra Blanca 5th year Course: design Studio critiques, reviews and lectures for 60 MArch students

2005-06, Diploma Project Advisor

Thesis project main advisor of 1 student, second advisor of 3 students

2003-05, Teaching Assistant

Catedra Blanca 5 year Graduate Course with Prof. Dr. Carlos Ferrater: Critique of students work, organization and lectures for 50 students

At ETSA Barcelona, I was involved with the Catedra Blanca for four years: first as a student (2002-03), later as a teaching assistant (2003-05) and assistant professor (2005-06) with Prof. Carlos Ferrater and Alberto Peñin. I was inspired to see how my professors and colleagues could expand the limits of our profession by being simultaneously be architects, educators, researchers and leaders. This experience had a big impact on my career and helped me refine my goals and vision, preparing me for my next chapter of my life at Harvard GSD in the USA.

Guest Critic and Jury Member

University of Pennsylvania School of Design (PennDesign), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Columbia University GSAPP, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogota, Parsons The New School for Design, Cooper Union School of Architecture, Pratt Institute, City University of New York (CUNY), Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Harvard University GSD.

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