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Alvaro Bonfiglio

Part-time Faculty
(212) 998-7314
1 Wash Pl, Room 429

 Architecture, Universidad De La Republica, Uruguay, 2000
Ph.D. Architecture, University of Tokyo, 2006

Alvaro Bonfiglio is a researcher, educator and practicing architect in Uruguay, focused on emergent design technologies. His current research interests revolve around digital fabrication in architecture and he has also developed an active research agenda on augmented reality, parametric design, and remote collaboration. His published work includes Design Constraint Systems: A Generative Approach to Architecture, with Dietrich Bollmann (peer-reviewed, IJAC 2013); and MultiDCD+Visual, an asynchronous vizualization system for managing the debate of ideas in Remote Collaboration (peer-reviewed, JAABE 2010). He has worked freelance in the US, Germany, and Uruguay. In Japan, he worked with Fumihiko Maki (Pritzker Price 1993) on large-scale projects such as the WTC Tower 4 (NYC, 2008) and the Aga Khan Museum (Toronto, 2006). He is advising his alma mater in Uruguay on Information Technologies applied to Architecture. Bonfiglio received the Prize Arquisur for his research on augmented reality at the VidiaLab, Uruguay (2011), and was a recipient of the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship at the University of Tokyo (2002-2006). Prior to joining Gallatin, he lectured at NYU Tandon, the Academy of Art University (both online and on site), and UC Berkeley School of the Built Environment.

Teaching and Research Interests

architecture, digital fabrication, spatial design, universal design, architectural tectonics, contemporary history and critique of architecture, remote collaboration of designers

Alvaro Bonfiglio