IAAC Lecture Series 2017/18
16th of January 2018
Dani Rossello Diez
Making Future Places
@ 19.30, IAAC Auditorium
Open to the Public
Dani Rossello Diez joined Heatherwick Studio in 2016 having worked as an associate partner of the architecture practice Legorreta + Legorreta in Mexico. As Group Leader at the studio, Dani has overseen a range of projects including the Bund Finance Centre, a new mixed-use development designed in collaboration with Fosters + Partners which opened in 2017, in addition to 1000 Trees and Coal Drops Yard during stages of their delivery.
Whilst at Legorreta + Legorreta, Dani worked on large-scale projects including the competition for a new airport at Mexico City in partnership with Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the Highland Hall Dorms at Stanford University and a Four Seasons Resort in Mexico.
From 1997 – 2013 Dani was Director of Enric Miralles – Benedetta Tagliabue Architects (EMBT). Here he worked award winning projects including the Zhang Daqian Museum in Neijiang, China – awarded 2011 Building of the Year at WAF, and a campus for the University of Vigo in Spain (FAD AWARD 2000). Dani has also worked on notable landscaping projects in Spain including the Angel Pestana square in Barcelona and the Ricard Vinyes public square in Lleida.
Dani has taught at Columbia University GSAPP, Harvard GSD, Tec de Monterrey, the University of South California, La Salle and the Enric Miralles Foundation.
In 2015 the studio created the role of Group Leader to support the growth in scale and number of its projects. Working with Thomas Heatherwick, Group Leaders are responsible for leading all aspects of a portfolio of projects from concept development through to delivery. They are also part of the studio’s senior management group, guiding business strategy, planning and process.