Discussion with Ábalos + Sentkiewicz Architects

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In collaboration with the Dallas Architecture Forum, LiA hosted Ábalos + Sentkiewicz Architects to a breakfast discussion @ Hoefer Wysocki.



Ábalos + Sentkiewicz is an international architecture studio combining widely honored academic, professional and research activity. The partners have taught at ETSAM, Architectural Association, Columbia, Cornell, Princeton, and the Harvard GSD where Ábalos is currently Chair of the Department of Architecture. 

The studio's projects are internationally recognized with over 20 individual and collective exhibitions including AA-London, Pavillon de l'arsenale-Paris, MoMA and the Venice Biennale. A + S has received over 80 architecture and design awards. Critic William Curtis chose their Pavilion in Madrid's Retiro Park as one of the three best works built in Spain during the last 30 years. Ábalos + Sentkiewicz' professional work has been collected in 10 monographs and their academic research has been compiled in 12 books. 

Iñaki Ábalos received his Master´s and Ph.D. degrees in Architecture from the School of Architecture of Madrid.  He was a Co-Founder and Director of the esteemed Spanish architecture firm Ábalos & Herreros for over two decades before establishing his current studio. He also is the Founder and Director of Laboratorio de Técnicas y Paisajes Contemporáneos in Spain. Ábalos was given a RIBA International Fellowship in 2009. He is the author of Le Corbusier: Skyscrapers; Tower and Office and Natural Artificial among many others. Ábalos also curated the Spanish Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale.  

Renata Sentkiewicz has a Master's of Science from the Cracow Polytechnic School of Architecture. A Founder and Director of Abalos+Sentkiewicz, she is also a member of the Zero Energy Alliance and a Design Critic at the Harvard GSD. Her professional work has been widely published in different national and international publications. An exhibition about her work, Dualisms: Abalos + Sentkiewicz was held at the GSD. Sentkiewicz has given workshops and seminars in architecture and landscape in different international cities including the Berlage Institute, the IUAV in Venice, the Festarch Cerdegna, and the Universal Nacional de Colombia.


Their work has been widely published in journals and monographs, such as Abalos & HerrerosAbalos & Herreros, Grand Tour;  Abalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos -Thermodynamic Beauty;  Abalos + Sentkiewicz: Form, Matter, and Energy and Essays on Thermodynamics, Architecture and Beauty.

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