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Montilla, Armando

Montilla, Armando

Assistant Professor

Office: Lee 3-103

Ph.D. Candidate, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona; M.A. in Urban Geography, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona; M.Arch., Pratt Institute; B.Arch., Universite de Montreal

Armando Montilla is Assistant Professor of Architecture, History & Theory and Criticism at Clemson University appointed 2009. He is Faculty of the Graduate Architecture Program at Clemson as Instructor and Coordinator of MArch 1 Studio, teaching History III (contemporary); and acting as Faculty Advisor of "Branch", the Graduate Architecture annual publication at Clemson University. He received a Master of Architecture from Pratt Institute, a Bachelor of Architecture from Universite de Montreal, and a Master of Urban Geography at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. In 1999 he initiated Doctoral studies at Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB); and was a visiting Scholar at the Architectural Association (AA) in London 2000-2001. Part of his Doctoral research was done at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation in Germany, being later a teacher with the Bauhaus Kolleg Program in 2002. He has lectured at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, at the Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia; at the Universidad Autonoma Nacional de México (UNAM) in Mexico City; at Harvard Graduate School of Design, at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, at Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design; at the University of Wales College at Newport in Wales and at the University of Plymouth in the UK, at the Royal Swedish Institute of Technology in Stockholm, at University of North Carolina in Charlotte, at the American University of Sharjah UAE, at the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, at Florida International University in Miami, and at Clemson University. His essays and writings have been quoted by authors such as Roberto Segre (1) in "Culture, urbanism and planning Heritage, culture, and identity" (Ashgate Publisher, 2006), and have been published by the Center for the Advanced Inquiry in the Interaction of the Arts (Caiia), in the book "Engineering Nature: Art & Consciousness in the Post-biological Era" (Intellect Books, 2006) in the UK; by the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation on the books "Die Stad als Event" (Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, 2002) and "Dot.City" (Berlin: Jovis, 2004) in Germany; by the Universities of Alberta and the University of Toronto in Canada; on the Magazines Transversal, in Barcelona (2004); Aula: Architecture and Urbanism in Las Americas (Tulane University School of Architecture, 2004), 2D Architecture and Design, in Dubai (2007); Design Book Magazine (Miami AIA Chapter, 2009); and in the book "Pulsation in Architecture" (forthcoming, October 2011) He has been since 2005 Faculty of the Metropolis Master Program of Architecture and Urban Culture at the Centro de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona (CCCB) and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC); and was Adjunct Faculty at the School of Architecture of Florida International University (FIU SOA) in Miami from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Montilla has been regularly invited as guest juror at Florida International University, at the University of Miami, Florida Atlantic University, Pratt Institute, Georgia Tech, Southern Polytechnic in Atlanta and UNC Charlotte. He has also been visiting critic at Parsons School of Design, Dalhousie University, the University of Cyprus, the American University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates); and in Barcelona at the Summer Program at ETSAB, and at the IAAC (Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia) He is presently a PhD Candidate (2) at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, on the concept of the multicultural city, and writes about comparative theory and cultural studies issues in architecture and design.

  • (1) Segre, Roberto: 'Culture, Tradition and Modernity in the Latin American City. Some recent Experiences' (p. 276) in: Culture, urbanism and planning Heritage, culture, and identity (London: Ashgate Publisher, 2006)
  • (2) "'Fractal City' or New Babylon? Urban geographies of multiculturalism and the 'Ethnospace' in Miami", PhD dissertation at the Department de Geografia, Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres of Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, in Barcelona, Spain.