Carles Muro

Carles Muro PhotoCarles Muro
Associate Professor of Architecture
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Carles Muro, architect and educator, is Associate Professor of Architecture at Harvard's Graduate School of Design

He studied architecture at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB), where he graduated in 1991. He worked with Elias Torres and José A. Martínez Lapeña in Barcelona while still a student (1987-1991) and with Álvaro Siza in Oporto (1992-1993) before setting up in private practice in 1993. His work addresses design problems across all scales, from small objects to urban design. Built projects include the Public Market in Inca (Majorca), and the Health Care Centres in Castellar del Vallès and Tordera, near Barcelona. The work of his practice has been extensively exhibited and published worldwide.

Both his teaching and his practice takes place at the intersection of architecture and the city, and his recent research has focused on the use of systems of self-imposed constraints in the production of architecture.

He previously taught at the ETSAB and held academic teaching positions at a variety of universities, including the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and the Faculty of Architecture at Alghero in Sardinia. He has also been Visiting Professor at many schools worldwide, and was Director of the Masters Program “Arquitectura: Crítica y Proyecto” at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona, 1998-2002). He has served as a Design Critic in Architecture and Urban Design at the GSD since 2011.

Has also served as member of the editorial and advisory board of several architectural publications and codirector of the “Pre-Textos de Arquitectura” book series. A selection of his short writings was collected in the volume Arquitecturas Fugaces (Lampreave, Madrid, 2007) and his most recent publication is Conversaciones con Enric Miralles (Gustavo Gli, Barcelona, 2016).

Faculty website: http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/person/carles-muro/