Carmen Fiol-Costa

Architect, urban-designer and landscape architect, co-founder of the practice ARRIOLA&FIOL. Proeminent academic and architectural theorist, she directed the research for her influential book Barcelona Periferia Cubista and she earned Doctor Europaeus from UPC in 2007 with the new book Grids and Diagonals.

 
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  • Biography

    A Barcelonian by birth (17th October 1956), she graduated in architecture at ETSAB in 1981. She received a Scholarship from the Generalitat de Catalunya Grant in 1985-87 and William Kinne Fellowship 1986-87. She received her Master of Science in Architecture and Building Design from Columbia University in New York in 1986. She has been pupil of Oriol Bohigas, Manuel de Solà-Morales and Peter Eisenmann. From 1981-1988 she was a leading architect in the Departament de Project Urbans de l’Ajuntament de Barcelona whose Public Spaces between 1981 and 1987 were awarded the Harvard University Prince of Wales Prize in 1990.

    From 1993-2002 she was professor in the Departament d’Urbanisme i Ordenació del Territori at ETSAB, in 1997 she was Member of the Jury of the ‘Concours Imperatrice’ Foundation Roi Baudouin à Bruxelles and professor at ILAUD (International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design), Venezia 1998. Since 2003 she‘s visiting by professor at the Scuola di Architettura dell’Università degli Studi di Cagliari. Doctor Europeus at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Barcelona, 2007.

  • Professional Affiliations and Titles

    Membre del jurat del ‘Concorso per la progettazione di n. 20+22 alloggi V. Indipendenza, Oristano’, A. R. E. A Oristano, Sardenya (2008)

    Title in Doctor Europeus at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Barcelona, 2007 Retícules i diagonals. El Pla Jaussely de Barcelona de 1907 i el Pla Burnham de Chicago de 1909

    Membre del comitè científic "Qualità emergente/architetture recenti in Sardegna" del INARCH, ( 2006)

    Visiting Professor at the Scuola di Architettura dell’Università Cagliari, (2003-2009)

    Professor of the Architectural Design Workshop at ITESM Monterrey, Fundació Politècnica, UPC, (2002-2003)

    Professor at URBS I- Urbanistic Forum, Dialogue of European Universities (ETSAB) , Palazzo Grassi, Chioggia (2002)

    Associate Professor at the Departament d'Urbanisme i Ordenació del Territori at l'Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) (1994)

    Professor at ILAUD (International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design), Venezia (1998)

    Visiting Professor at the Architecture School, University of Bath (1997-98)

    Responsible Professor for Socrates Exchange Programme,ETSAB/UPC – GSAE/ University of Bath (1997-2000)

    Member of the panel of judges of ‘Concours Impératrice’, Fondation Roi Baudouin, .Ville de Bruxelles (1997)

    Master of Science in Architecture and Building Design, Columbia University, New York (1985-86)

    Architect in the Urban Design Department in the City of Barcelona (1981-1988)

    Registered architect at the Catalan Architects Association (COAC) (1981)

    Graduated in Architecture, Specializing in Design, Urbanism and History. Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) (1981)

  • Scholarships

    CIRIT Grant, (Comissió Interdepartamental de Recerca i Innovació Tecnològica) Generalitat de Catalunya: 'Burnham Plan of Chicago 1909'. Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago (1987)

    William Kinne Fellowship, Columbia University: '1911 Voyage d'Orient of Le Corbusier revisited. Homage to the centennial of L.C.' (1986-87)

    CIRIT Grant: 'The Configuration of Urban Form through the Public Realm'. Columbia
    University. New-York (1985-86).

    ILAUD scholarship, (International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design). Director: Giancarlo de Carlo, Urbino (Italy 1979).

    IAESTE scholarship, (International Association Exchange Technical Experience). Warsaw (1978).

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