Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa

Associate Professor

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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 the Master Program Advanced Design Studio (M.Arch II fall semester).  He teaches digital representation for both the undergraduate and graduate programs and is the Director of a Digital Representation and Fabrication Program (CE). In previous years, he was the head professor and coordinator of Design II (fall semester). In addition, Prof. Lorenzo-Eiroa has been an invited professor at UPenn, Columbia University GSAPP (roving critic), Sapienza University (Rome), Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (Biodigital Master Program, Barcelona), Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Lab 003) and the University of Buenos Aires, among other institutions, where he was also invited to lecture. He also lectured at Princeton University, ENSAS Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Strasbourg, the Architectural Association  (workshop), the US Embassy in Buenos Aires, ACADIA 2010 and 2009 at the Art Institute of Chicago, among others.

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.  He authored/edited several books, including: Instalaciones: Sobre el trabajo de Peter Eisenman, DLO/RE, Buenos Aires 2008; developed relational computer based graphics for the book Solsona: Justo Solsona: Entrevistas, Infinito, Buenos Aires 1998; published a manual entitled Analog and Digital Strategies Between Interfaces, 2006; co-edited Life in Formation after co-chairing the ACADIA 2010 conference at The Cooper Union and Pratt Institute; and recently co-edited Architecture In Formation, Routledge, London 2013 after a peer review process. After studying in the undergraduate (Diploma Architect) and graduate schools (MAAD) in 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 under a full scholarship. 

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 and the Second Prize for the Napoli TAV terminal design competition. He was also lead designer for the team Meier- Eisenman- Gwathmey- Holl, finalist for the World Trade Center competition organized by the LMDC.

Lorenzo-Eiroa is the Design Principal of e-Architects | eiroa Architects. Through e-Architects, he is 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. Working with continuous and discontinuous signs of information, through different media-based interfaces, his research focuses on questioning assumed cultural structures. His work focuses on recognizing and displacing stable spatial organizations through topological transformations to overcome predetermination. Implementing these strategies, his designs aim to critique the apparent opposition between conceptual relationships and physical and mediated affection. e-Architects' projects have been presented and published in a variety of media. Its mixed-use building proposal for the World Trade Center was part of the Thinking Big initiative by the New York Times which included Eisenman, Koolhaas, Hadid, Meier among others. Other professional projects, academic research and articles have been published in Clarin ArqLa Nacion Arquitectura, Revista PLOT, Yale Constructs, Plataforma Arquitectura, Suckerpunch, Pidgin, Archinect, Architizer, AIA-Connection, Paradigms in Computing, Performalism, Imagining Ground Zero, Pulsation, and Biodigital Architecture. The studio's projects have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, The Instituto Cervantes, Disseny Hub, Pabellon D'Arsenal, MoMA NY, NYC Media Lab, Bugaik International Architecture Exhibition and Universidad Di Tella, among others. e-Architects' practice Manifesto was part of FreshLatino at The Storefront for Art and Architecture. The studio was pre-selected for an international redevelopment competition for Osaka's Umeda District in Japan, and its projects were also 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. 


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