Miguel Guitart, PhD. is an architect and academic from Madrid, Spain. He teaches as Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo. Guitart obtained his Doctorate of Architecture Summa Cum Laude from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid ETSAM, Technical University of Madrid UPM, in 2014, where he received his Master's in architecture, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2000. Guitart obtained a second Master’s Degree from the Graduate School of Design GSD at Harvard University in 2003 as a J. W. Fulbright Scholar. Guitart has taught at the Pontifical University of Madrid UPSAM (Associate Professor 2006-2014), EINA University of Zaragoza UNIZAR (Associate Professor 2013-2014), the Boston Architectural Center BAC (Visiting Professor, 2002-2003), Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid ETSAM (Visiting Lecturer, 2013, 2012, 2010), Harvard University GSD (Visiting Critic, 2002), ESNE-UCJC (Visiting Lecturer, 2011, 2012), and the School of Design and Construction at Washington State University (Visiting Lecturer, 2014).
A licensed architect in Spain and a Founder and Principal at Gimeno Guitart (www.gimeno-guitart.com), Guitart has been awarded in numerous occasions, by the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture - ACSA, the New York State Council for the Arts - NYSCA, or the Canadian AZ Awards, among others. His Ph.D. research focuses on the phenomenological construction of the space and the perception of material boundaries through the intervention of light and vision. Guitart has published internationally multiple articles on architectural theory in journals such as the Journal of Architectural Education JAE, Arquia Próxima, RA Revista Arquitectura, Cátedra Cerámica, Radar, TC Cuadernos, ZARCH, Future Arquitecturas, Rita, Constelaciones, and Arquitectura COAM, among others. He has also authored and edited several books, like The Depth of the Skin (Ediciones Asimetricas, 2015) or the Práctica Arquitectónica PA book series, a platform for design methodologies on the practice of architectural design.
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