Rubén Alcolea

Reviews for Option Studio: Slow Building, taught by visiting professor Rubén Alcolea, in John Hartell Gallery.

Associate Professor of Architecture / Principal and Founder, alcolea+tárrago

Rubén Alcolea received his M.Arch. and Ph.D. from the School of Architecture of the University
of Navarra, Spain. His Final Project was awarded with distinction and received the Special
National Award for architecture in 2000. Received a Ph.D. in 2005 with a dissertation focused
on Architecture and Photography in early modernism, later published as a book. Since 2000, he
is deeply involved in both academia and practice.

His academic, teaching and research work was initiated at the School of Architecture,
University of Navarra, Spain (2000-2016), where he was vice-dean for Research and Academic
Programs (2009-2015); Visiting Scholar at the AA Architectural Association School of
Architecture in London (2008-2009); Visiting Professor at Cornell University, USA (2016-2021);
and currently Associate Professor of Architecture at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island,
USA, where he also serves as Director of Architecture Advanced Studies. Specialized in
photography and modern architecture, is author of several books, such as Pioneer Picnic/Picnic
de Pioneros (Valencia, 2009); Premios Pritzker: Discursos de Aceptación 1979-2015 (2015);
Formando arquitectos, antología de textos (2015); or the four volumes with proceedings for
the international conference Inter: Photography and Architecture (2016), which Alcolea
chaired in the Art Museum MUN Pamplona in 2016. He has published many papers and
contributions to books, as well as producing and curating exhibitions and cultural activities,
public seminars and conferences.

Practicing since 2000 as registered architect, founded alcolea+tárrago in 2005.

His work has been awarded in more than 20 national and international competitions, is published in many magazines and books, and has received several architecture prizes for built work.