Baumer Lecture Series, Andrés Jaque


Feb 14, 2024



Knowlton Hall, Gui Auditorium
United States

Andrés Jaque is Dean and Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) and founder of the New York- and Madrid-based architecture practice Office for Political Innovation (OFFPOLINN). Jaque’s practice explores architecture as an entanglement of bodies, technologies, and environments. As an architect, researcher, and curator, his work approaches materiality as relational, trans-scalar, and intrinsically political.

Established in 2003, OFFPOLINN works at the intersection of research, architectural design, and activism. Jaques’ work is exhibited, collected, and awarded internationally. A notable recent project is the Colegio Reggio, Madrid (2022), which in 2023 won the 65th FAD Award for Architecture, the most important design award in Spain and Portugal. Jacques himself is the recipient of the Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts (2016), the Silver Lion 14th Venice Architecture Biennale (2014), and the Dionisio Hernández Gil Prize (2001–2006) among other recognitions.