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Gabriel Esquivel, Juror for 2016 Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition

AIA Dallas is pleased to announce educator and designer Gabriel Esquivel will be one of three jurors for the 42nd annual Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition.

Born and educated as an architect in Mexico City, with a Master’s Degree from Ohio State University, Gabriel joins us from his current position at the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University.  At TAMU, he is the director of the T4T (Technology and Theory) Lab, where the mission is to invite young practitioners from all over the world to develop their ideas within a lab/studio format.

Developing his early professional career at the office of NBBJ, he has completed projects across the globe that range across architectural typologies.  As a promoter of new ideas in architecture, Gabriel examines digital geometry and the emergence of new material logics, where his work examines the integration of digital techniques and analogue conventions to exchange architectural information.  His research oscillates between fabrication techniques, performance and parametric investigations directly linked to the fabricated pieces, as well as, the theoretical background behind these fabricated projects. 

He has worked on different projects by himself and with collaborators, to develop a diversity of High Design projects, focusing on technological and theoretical apparatus, in particular on surfaces and their different possibilities, from performative to affective.  Most recently, he has started a new office in Texas called “The Apparatus” and oversees a blog called “Theoramas”, which is a forum for new ideas in architecture and frequently showcases the work of his students.

Enter your work for the 2016 KRob Competition through Friday, October 14.