Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa

Associate Professor

Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa is an Associate Professor Adjunct at the School of Architecture of The Cooper Union, where he is the head professor and coordinator of Design II (fall semester), and teaches digital representation for the undergraduate and graduate program. He is also the Director of the Digital Representation and Fabrication Certificate at the Department of Continuing Education.  Lorenzo-Eiroa was previously appointed associate professor (roving critic) at Columbia University GSAPP and the University of Buenos Aires. He has participated as a visiting critic and/or lectured at The Cooper Union, Princeton University, Pratt Institute, Columbia University, Harvard University, Yale University, Cornell University, the University of Pennsylvania, the Architectural Association, University of Applied Arts Vienna and the University of Buenos Aires.

Working with continuous and discontinuous signs of information, through different media-based interfaces, Professor Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa's research focuses on constantly questioning assumed cultural structures. Through conceptual designs, his work recognizes and displaces the most stable spatial organizations through topological transformations to overcome predetermination.

Lorenzo-Eiroa collaborated directly with Peter Eisenman as a senior lead designer and project architect on a number of projects, including three built installations in Europe, the completed Arizona Cardinals Stadium (host of the 2008 NFL Superbowl) and the Second Prize for the Napoli TAV terminal design competition. He was also the lead designer for the team Meier- Eisenman- Gwathmey- Holl finalist for the World Trade Center competition organized by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.

Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa has received research grants and awards from the Fulbright Program (2001), National Endowment for the Arts (2002), Butler Prize and EC-US at Princeton University (2004), among others.  Lorenzo-Eiroa authored Instalaciones: Sobre el trabajo de Peter Eisenman (2008), developed relational computer based graphics for the book Solsona: Justo Solsona: Entrevistas ... (Infinito, 1998) and has published a yearly course manual entitled Analog and Digital Strategies Between Interfaces since 2006. He also co-edited Life in Formation with Aaron Sprecher and Shai Yeshayahu after he co-chaired the ACADIA 2010 conference at The Cooper Union. He recently co-edited Architecture In Formation with Aaron Sprecher, to be released by Routledge in 2013 after a peer review process. After receiving his undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture from the University of Buenos Aires, he completed a post-graduate seminar at the Superior School of Fine Arts Ernesto de la Carcova and later completed his M.Arch II at Princeton University. 

Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa is the Design Principal of Eiroa Architects. Through this office he has been integrating theoretical speculation and disciplinary expertise in different associations, with work ranging from academic research, to scholarships and publications, to architectural design via private and state commissions in New York City and Buenos Aires. EA’s projects have been published in a variety of media. Its mixed-use building proposal for the World Trade Center was part of the Thinking Big... by the New York Times which included Eisenman, Koolhaas, Hadid, Meier among others. Other projects and articles have been published in Clarin Arq and La Nacion Arquitectura, Yale Constructs, Plataforma Arquitectura, Suckerpunch, Plot magazine, Pulsation and exhibited at the Venice Biennale, The Instituto Cervantes, Disseny Hub, Pabellon D'Arsenal and the MoMA among others. EA's practice Manifesto was part of FreshLatino at The Storefront for Art and Architecture, and the studio's projects were presented at PechaKucha New York #11 as part of a series of events for the Festival of Ideas for the New City curated by the New Museum in New York City. 

EA has been involved with the design and building of projects in South America, the United States, Europe and the Internet.

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