BAC Fall 2016 design studio lecture series_ MARKUS FRANK

BAC Fall 2016 lecture series

MARKUS FRANK, Frank+Partner Architekturen.

“A future lab building at the Novartis campus”

Thursday September 29th at 12:45

BAC, Bruc 59, local

Open to the Public – limited capacity

MARKUS FRANK F16 lecture series BN2.jpgPhoto published by Phaidon (aerial view to the Novartis campus 2010)

Markus Frank, Frank + Partner Architekturen

Degree in Architecture, 1996 at Lucerne Switzerland.
He is founder of Frank-Partners since 2013, and was a project architect associate at OMA from 2007 to 2012.

His main focus in the first years after the studies were into architecture concepts and graphic design. Both capabilities lead him to Paris first into the office of Odile Decq (1998) and afterwards into Jean Nouvel’s Atelier (1999-2002/6) where he was basically working for competition and schematic design phases.

In 2003 he moved with his family over to New York where he worked for one year in the Loadingdock 5 office in Wiliamsburg.

2005 back in Spain he used to work for Jean Nouvel’s dependence in Barcelona (Jose Ribas Arquitectos Asociados) on projects such as City Metropolitana, Hotel Catalonia (Placa Europa) and the Poblenou Parc.

After 10 years of practice work he went back to do his “own master” at Rem Koolhaas OMA Rotterdam office as Project leader and onwards from 2010 as an Associate. He worked for several major projects at OMA:

_de Rotterdam towers, Rotterdam, NL (gfa 160’000 m2)

_Qatar Foundation Headquarter, Doha, Qatar (gfa 15’000 m2)

_PEX Tolouse, France (gfa 80’000 m2)

_Future lab building Novartis, Basel, Switzerland (gfa 12’500 m2)

After leaving OMA he is started his own company in Barcelona/Zürich. Their major works and success’ are including a 8th place of the international Wien Museum Comp. 2015 (over 250 teams submitted a proposal, and two 3rd places in housing competitions in Switzerland (15 Mio CHF luxury residential and a 60m housing tower competition in Zug).

BAC Fall 2016 design studio lecture series_ MIGUEL ROLDÁN

BAC Fall 2016 lecture series

MIGUEL ROLDÁN, Roldán + Berengué, arqts.

Competition Culture in Architecture Practice in Barcelona

Thursday September 15th at 12:45

BAC, Bruc 59, local

Open to the Public – limited capacity


Degree in Architecture, 1988 from the ETSAB-UPC.

Miguel Roldán co-founded and has been the Director of the Barcelona Architecture Center, BAC, since 1998, designing and hosting study abroad programs for International Architecture Universities. The BAC has reached a number of over 1,800 American and Asian students since its foundation

Together with Mercè Berengué in 1988, establishes Roldán+Berengué, arqts, architecture firm with 25 years of experience and confirmed by a multidisciplinary team with experts in sustainability and design from Barcelona. R+B, arqts. projects are based on mostly all public projects from the prototype scale designs till the large scale urban projects and strategic planning projects.

They are experts in low cost and sustainable residential architecture, corporate headquarters, public and private facilities (educational, health, civic, cultural), rehabilitation of historic and industrial buildings, urbanism and planning. Their projects have been highly awarded and published nationally and internationally.

BAC Fall 2016 design studio lecture series_ ROGER PAEZ

BAC Fall 2016 lecture series

ROGER PAEZ, AIB estudi d’arquitectes 

Operative Cartography:
Mapping Agency in Architectural Design

Thursday September 8th at 12:45

BAC, Bruc 59, local

Open to the Public


Roger Paez i Blanch

 Architect ETSAB, Barcelona (1998), MS AAD Columbia University, New York (2000), PhD UPC, Barcelona (2015). GSAPP Honor Award for Excellence in Design. His Doctoral Dissertation “Operative Cartography. Mapping Agency in Architectural Design, 1982-2012”, directed by Jaime Coll (ETSAB UPC) and Iñaki Abalos (Harvard GSD), was awarded a  Summa Cum Laude distinction.

Following professional experience in the studios of Alison and Peter Smithson and Enric Miralles, he founded A i B estudi d’arquitectes, a studio devoted to contemporary architectural practice with a critical edge, based in Barcelona. He has designed the Marine Zoo of Barcelona, the Hospital Clínic extension, and the Mas d’Enric Penitentiary, selected for the FAD Prize 2013 and subject of the book Critical Prison Design published by Actar in 2014.

He has maintained an intense commitment to cultural and academic pursuits. He served as a member of the editorial board of Quaderns d’arquitectura i urbanisme, awarded the Jean Tschumi Prize (2005). He has been an architectural design professor at Ramon Llull University (ETSALS) since 2000.. He is the director of the Master in Ephemeral Architecture and Temporary Spaces at ELISAVA since 2015. In the past ten years he has been visiting professor, guest lecturer or jury member at international universities including Columbia University, Cornell University, Harvard University, Sci-ARC and University of Southern California in the United States and at the ETSAB, ETSAV, BAC and IaaC in Barcelona.