Manuel Gausa
Manuel Gausa
IAAC Co-founder / MOeC Co-Director / MAA, MaCT Faculty / Advanced Theory Director / PhD Supervisor

Manuel Gausa PhD (2005 – ETSAB), by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (European Mention). Since 2014, Full Professor of Architecture and Landscape Design, DSA- Faculty of Architecture (UNIGE-Università degli Studi) of Genova.

Since 2014, coordinator of the ADD, Dottorato in Architettura e Design, PhD Architectural and Design Program, UNIGE. Director of the GIC-Lab (Genoa Intelligent Contexts Laboratory), Urban and Territorial Research Laboratory, UNIGE and Co-director of the Group of Research LUAD, LANDSCAPE AND URBAN Advanced Design.

Since 2000 Principal Partner and Co-Director of Gausa+Raveau actarquitectura, the office of architecture, landscape and urban design.

From 2012 to 2015, Dean of the IAAC, Institut d´Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya, Barcelona. From 2008 to 2012 Vice-president of the Advisory Council for the Sustainable Development (CADS), Generalitat de Catalunya.

From 2008 to 2014. Professor of Design Projects Studio in the DSA- Faculty of Architecture, UNIGE (Università degli Studi) of Genova. From 2006 to 2008, Director of the Master Program “Intelligent Coast” hosted by Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya.

From 2011 to 2014 Member of the Consell Consultiu de l’Hàbitat Urbà, Ajuntament de Barcelona and Member of the Scientific Technical Committee of CRUIE (Centro di Ricerca per l’Urbanistica, le Infrastrutture e l’Ecologia” – UNIGE).

From 1998 to 2003 he was President of Metropolis and President of the Scientific Committee at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. From 1997 to 2000 Member of Governing Board – Director Cultural – of the ESARQ-UIC, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.

Responsible of FORO, Theory and Critics Area. From 1995 to 2000 Associate Professor of Projects in the ETSAB-UPC, Escola Técnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. From 1991 to 2000 Director of the magazine “Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme”.

Founding Member of Actar Architecture and Actar Projects Editorials. Author of various articles and published works, such as “Housing, new alternatives, new systems”, “Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture”, “HiperCatalunya: Research Territories”, “Operative Optimism” among others. Honoured with the Médaille de l’Académie d’Architecture de France in 2000.