ANN KALLA Co-PROFESSOR in Architecture
Cruz García joined the School of Architecture (SoA) as the co-recipient of the 2019-20 Ann Kalla Professorship in Architecture in conjunction with his partner Nathalie Frankowski. In this role, he and Frankowski will co-teach first-year studio with professor Mary-Lou Arscott in fall 2019, and teach an ASO studio and spring seminar in spring 2020. They will also deliver a lecture during the School of Architecture’s Fall 2019 Lecture Series, and present an exhibition in spring 2020.
García is a Puerto Rican architect, artist, author, and theorist who graduated in 2008 from the Universidad de Puerto Rico with a Master’s Degree in Architecture. In 2008 he co-founded WAI Architecture Think Tank, an international studio practicing architecture from a panoramic approach, the art collective García Frankowski, and is founding co-curator of Beijing-based experimental art and discourse laboratory Intelligentsia Gallery. He is the former Hyde Chair of Excellence in Architecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Visiting Teaching Fellow at The School of Architecture at Taliesin.