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Antón García-Abril, (Madrid, 1969) is a Registered Architect in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, European PhD Architect and full-professor at the School of Architecture and Planning of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.).
In 2000 he establishes Ensamble Studio leading, together with his partner Débora Mesa, a cross-functional team that balances practice, research and education in Architecture. Among the studio’s most relevant completed works are Hemeroscopium House and Reader’s House in Madrid (Spain), Music Studies Center and SGAE Central Office in Santiago de Compostela (Spain), The Truffle in Costa da Morte (Spain), Cervantes Theater in Mexico City and, more recently, Cyclopean House in Brookline (USA) and Structures of Landscape for Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana (USA). Their work has been extensively published in both printed and digital media, exhibited world-wide - Orléans Frac Centre Biennial 2017, Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017, Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 and 2010, MOMA NY 2015, GA International Exhibitions 2016-2010 in Tokyo, etc.- and awarded internationally, like the recent 2017 Architizer A+Awards, 2016 NCSEA Excellence in Structural Engineering Award for “Structures of Landscape” project. In the last year he has lectured in MET Museum NYC and in the AIA NYC among others.
Beside his professional career, Anton keeps very active academic and research agendas: has been invited professor and lecturer at numerous universities and architecture forums around the world, and co-founded in 2012 the POPlab (Prototypes of Prefabrication Research Laboratory) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), that he continues to direct.