Mariano Gomez Luque

Mariano Gomez Luque is an architect from Argentina, where he graduated with honors. As a Fulbright Fellow, he graduated with Distinction from Harvard Graduate School of Design (2013), where he received both the James Templeton Kelley Prize for Best Final Design Project and the Kevin Kieran Prize for Highest Academic Achievement. He is also the recipient of the Dean's Merit Award.

He is the author of several books and research projects, and actively participates in different design competitions. He is also one of the authors of “Horizon House”, an experimental project built in Japan by a GSD Team, after winning the First Prize in the Next Generation Sustainable House in Taiki-Cho International Competition. Most recently, he was a designer in the Exuma Project at the GSD.

As a DDes student and member of the Urban Theory Lab, Mariano’s research focuses on the increasingly problematic dichotomy between the urban and the non-urban as categories of spatial differentiation, and aims to develop a method for identifying, typifying and indexing a set of territories and infrastructure spaces that challenge conceptual, dialectical, and operative protocols, and nevertheless represent a critical –and latent- domain of architectural thinking.

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Mariano Gomez Luque at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston