Borja Ferrater / Office of Architecture in Barcelona

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
February 24, 2016 - 5:30pm

Borja Ferrater will present a lecture in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The talk is made possible by the Morrill Memorial Lecture Fund and is free and open to the public.

In 2006, Ferrater founded OAB (Office of Architecture in Barcelona) together with Xavier Marti, Carlos Ferrater and Lucía Ferrater. A licensed architect, he graduated from the International University of Catalonia (UIC) where he taught design studio. Also in 2006, he was a guest professor in the workshop “Emotional City” directed by British architects Sergison & Bates. In 2010 he received his Masters in Biodigital Architecture.

Ferrater was Vice-Dean of Culture Publications and International Relations at the school of Architecture, ESARQ, UIC, and currently teaches studio classes there. In 2011 he was a visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute, New York. Author of the book Synchronizing Geometry (ACTAR), his work has been exhibited at the Crown Hall of the IIT (Illinois Institute of Technology), Bezalel School of Arts, Jerusalem, Instituto Cervantes in Tel Aviv, Fine Arts Museum in Bilbao and at art galleries in Madrid and Barcelona.

Together with Carlos Ferrater he won Spain’s national award, the FAD, in the category of “ephemeral architecture” for the Madrid exhibition “M.C. Escher El arte de lo impossible.” In collaboration with Carlos and Lucía Ferrater, he was the 2010 winner of the Wallpaper* Design Awards for the Roca Barcelona Gallery, which was also a finalist for the Lamp awards in the category of Interior lightning and received a special citation at the 2010 IALD International Lighting Design Awards in Las Vegas.

Ferrater has lectured and participated in round tables and juries throughout the world, and together with OAB, has competed for numerous projects, including the Spanish Pavilion at the Zaragoza International Exhibit, the Engineering School and University Campus in Barcelona, “The Edge” office and residential buildings in Dubai, FC Barcelona Stadium, the International fair center and train station in Luxembourg and a mixed-use 15 story building in Miami’s Design District.