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Eduard Gascón Climent. TAC Arquitectes

Eduard Gascón Climent (Barcelona, 1958) is an architect graduated from the Barcelona School of Architecture since 1984, Professor in the Department of Architectural Projects of the Polytechnic University of Catalunya (UPC)since 1987 and founding member of the company Taller de Arquitectos Colaboradores slp – TAC Arquitectes -, where he develops his professional activity.

He worked in the studio of Francesc Mitjans between 1982 and 1984 as a direct collaborator. In 1984, he obtained a Fulbright scholarship in order to conduct his doctoral studies at the University of Michigan. Between 1985 and 1987 he worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor whilst working at two professional architecture firms: G. Birkerts in Detroit and R. Frasca in Portland, Oregon.From 1991 to 1994 he collaborated with I.M. Pei arquitect on a project for an important Catalan financial institution.

Within his academic curriculum, it is worth mentioning: participation as Senior Lecturer representing the ETSAB in the International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design (ILAUD), (Siena 1988), member of the Final Project evaluation committee (ETSAB 1997- 1999), Visiting Professor at Master of Architecture, Critique and Project (ETSAB 2003-2004), Visiting Professor at Doctoral Seminar DRCA – Dottorato di Ricerca in Composizione architettonica, IUAV (Venice 2006), Visiting Professor at Master of Architecture and Housing, (ETSAM, Madrid 2006), Visiting Professor at Master of Architecture, Critique and Project (ETSAB 2006-2007) as well as numerous appearances on specialized courses organized by the Sert School, Architects’ Association of Catalonia.

During the period of 2008-2009, he was a member of Barcelona’s Committee of Architecture, promoted by the City Council. He is a founding member of the Association of “Arquitectes per l’Arquitectures” – AXA. In November 2014 he was elected member of the Catalonian Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Saint George – Real Academia de Bellas Artes Catalanas de Sant Jordi. From the beginning 2019-2020 academic year, he will be responsible for the Theory and Project specialization at the Master’s Degree in Architecture program, Barcelona School of Architecture -ETSAB.



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