Washington University’s College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design will welcome three new visiting faculty members at the beginning of the 2023-24 academic year: Javier García-Germán, Alfonso Garduño, and Montserrat “Tat” Bonvehi-Rosich.
Javier García-Germán joins the College of Architecture as the Ruth and Norman Moore Visiting Professor. A professor at the Madrid School of Architecture, García-Germán is also the founder of the award-winning firm Totem Arquitectos Asociados (TAAs). He has a research interest in energy and architecture, and has authored and edited several publications related to the area. García-Germán will also give a talk as part of the school’s public lecture series.
Juan Alfonso Garduño Jardón earned his undergraduate degree from ITESM Campus Querétaro and master’s degree in urban design and architecture from Harvard University. Garduño taught at the ITESM Querétaro School of Architecture from 1998 to 2015, and from 2007 to 2011 was the academic director. From 2015 to 2018, he was director of strategic projects at the Ministry of Mobility of Querétaro. In 1997, he opened G3 Arquitectos together with María de los Ángeles Garduño and Armando González Medina, where they have developed different scale projects around the world.
Montserrat Bonvehi-Rosich is a licensed architect with her own practice in Spain. She is also an urban designer with interests in living systems, climate and soils in urban environments, hybridity in American suburbia, and high-density urbanism. Her ongoing project, “The Landscape We Eat,” seeks to unfold geomorphological, climatic, and infrastructural relationships in food systems. Bonvehi-Rosich has previously taught at the University of Virginia, Iowa State University, and ETSAB-UPC Barcelona.
In addition to García-Germán, Garduño, and Bonvehi-Rosich, Anna and Eugeni Bach will return for the spring semester, after serving as last year’s Ruth and Norman Moore Visiting Professors. Matthew Allen, Ian Trivers, and Michael Willis will retain their roles as visiting faculty, and Irene Compadre was promoted to visiting assistant professor.
As part of the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design’s dedication to providing an immersive experience, 12 graduate architecture students will take part in the school’s Barcelona program. Comprised of three seminar courses, students will experience this leading city’s drive and commitment to environmentally informed architecture for a sustainable, modern, and climate-neutral economy. Architects Ramon Bosch, Bet Capdaferro, and Josep Garrigo will serve as faculty in Barcelona.