Iñaqui Carnicero
Fall 2016 Lecture Series


October 4, 2016 | 6:00 PM | 601 Brannan,  Large Atrium Space

Active in both the academic field and a professional practice, Iñaqui Carnicero has been an associate professor of design at the School of Architecture, Polytechnic University of Madrid since 2000. A year after graduating, Carnicero earned his first commission through a competition for the construction of a university building in Madrid, which was accompanied by his participation the Venice Architecture Biennale, 2000.

Carnicero won several competitions and completed many projects, including CEU University, social housing, a high school, the restoration of an Arab tower, a district attorney’s office in Madrid’s City of Justice, a cultural multi-use center in a former slaughterhouse of Madrid, and the Pitch´s house. He is cofounder of the architecture platform “Symmetries,” relating roman and contemporary procedures.

His Ph.D. dissertation focuses on Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi’s discoveries in Rome regarding the perception of size in architecture.

Carnicero‘s work is published widely and internationally among the many recognitions are “Ragusa´s Secret,” COAM magazine nº 359, Kahn y Venturi (April 2010) “A New Scale from Rome,” 10 tesis en curso. AAVV. Editorial Mairea (2011) and “Symmetries manifesto” www.symmetries.es

Iñaqui Carnicero received multiple Awards, Grants, and Fellowships among them the prestigious Rome Prize, by the Spanish Academy in Rome (2007), the Design Vanguard Award, from Architectural Record (2011),the Selected Emerging Architecture Awards, from Architectural Review UK (2011), the Häuser Award Germany (2012), the AIA New York Social Housing Award (2015) and most recently the Golden Lion at the Venice Architecture Biennale for best National Pavilion, his contribution as curator of the Spanish Pavilion together with Carlos Quintáns.

Iñaqui Carnicero‘s work is exhibited internationally most notably at the Venice Architecture Bienale, the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) exhibition “International Emerging Architects“ in London, the international exhibition “Architecture Week“ in Prague and the “2012 Emerging Future“, GA gallery, Japan (2012).

In 2014 Iñaqui Carnicero founded RICA* Studio together with his partner Lorena del Río.