Maria Gonzalez Aranguren

Maria Gonzalez Aranguren - Spain

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María González Aranguren is an architect who graduated with Honors in The Technical University of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM). After finishing a Postgraduate Master’s in advanced architectural projects, María joined the faculty at University of Virginia’s School of Architecture as Assistant Professor. During this time, she has combined teaching with professional practice in the renowned office Aranguren & Gallegos architects, where she participated in national and international projects. Her work in the office addresses conditions and opportunities in the public dimension of the contemporary city. The exploration of domesticity in all its expressions from public collective dwelling to individual houses, and the synergy between past and future, designing projects with pre-existing historic architecture. María´s research addresses the regeneration of degraded urban fabrics caused by social, climate, or catastrophe factors. She has also been very interested in researching the Global South and she has been a co-leader of the recent Yamuna River Project studios at UVA. Her work as educator has been recognized in the last years with the ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award 2021 and the ACSA Faculty Design Award 2021 and two times awarded with the 2019 and 2020 STUDIO PRIZE and SLOAN PRIZE, awarded by ARCHITECT MAGAZINE.

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