APLA Fall Lecture Series Presents Mariana Ibanez

Mariana Ibanez is Associate Professor of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She teaches in the architecture core design studio sequence. Ibanez is an Argentinean architect and designer. Before attending the Architectural Association in London for her Master of Architecture, she was one of the principals of FIV Architectura, a firm that focused on the design and construction of ephemeral structures for performance spaces.

Ibanez has been a guest critic at the AA, MIT, RISD and other institutions since 2004 and previously taught Design Studio from 1999 to 2002 at the University of Buenos Aires where she had received her Bachelor of Architecture. In 2005 she co-founded I/K Studio with Simon Kim, a research and design practice with projects in London and Buenos Aires. After her graduate studies, she joined the Advanced Geometry Unit at ARUP before going to the office of Zaha Hadid where she developed several projects as well as leading the design for the London Aquatic Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Ibanez will present her lecture, The Immersive, November 9 in B6 auditorium in Dudley Commons at 4:00 p.m. The APLA lecture series is supported by practicing architects, planners and landscape architects in the State of Alabama.

All lectures are free and open to the public.