Alejandro Zaera-Polo

Poeisis Fellow, 2010-2012

Alejandro Zaera-Polo is a founding partner of Foreign Office Architects together with Farshid Moussavi, and occupies currently the Berlage Chair in the Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands. Prior to this current role at the TU, he has been for four years the Dean of the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, until 2005. Previously he has been also Unit master at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, and a Visiting Professor at the University of California Los Angeles, Columbia University, Princeton University, the School of Architecture in Madrid and the Yokohama School of architecture where he currently has an advisory role. He had also been an advisor to several committees, such as the Quality Commission for Architecture in Barcelona City and the advisory Committee for Urban Development of the City of Madrid and is a member of the Urban Age Think Tank of the London School of Economics. Zaera-Polo has published extensively as a critic in professional magazines worldwide, El Croquis, Quadrens, A+U, Arch+, and Harvard Design Magazine amongst them, and contributed to a number of publications, such as The Endless City curated by Richard Burdett and Dejan Sudjic.

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