Daniel Lopez-Perez, Architect and Educator at Harvard Joins USD Faculty

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Daniel Lopez-Perez is an architect, and a PhD Candidate of History and Theory in the Department of Architecture at Princeton University. After receiving an AA Diploma from the Architectural Association in London, Lopez-Perez was project architect for a number of projects and international competitions for David Chipperfield Architects, both in London and New York, some of which were awarded first prize such as the extension to the San Michele Cemetery in Venice.

Lopez-Perez  received a post-professional Master of Advanced Architectural Design from the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning at Columbia University with honors. In New York, he was project architect for Foreign Office Architects, within the United Architects Team, for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s World Trade Center Ideas Competition.

Lopez-Perez  has taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Princeton University, and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard. His projects and writings have been published in Bauforum, Wettbewerbe Architektur Journal, El Croquis, and Arch+. He is currently co-editing a book with Farshid Moussavi titled The Function of Form, the result of a two year research seminar in conjunction with Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and Actar in Barcelona.

Since 2002 USD’s Department of Art has developed a pre-professional curriculum in architecture.  Lopez-Perez is uniquely equipped with the intellectual, design and teaching skills to meet the demands of our growing number of architecture students, and continue our reputation of academic excellence. At USD he will be teaching architectural design studios at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.  

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