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College of Architecture
Texas Tech University
Mail Stop 42091
Lubbock, Texas 79409
Phone 806-742-3136
Email: architecture@ttu.edu




Armando Rigau


Visiting Assistant Professor

Armando Rigau, a licensed architect and academic, is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University. He teaches design, theory, and construction courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, in addition to serving as the faculty editor for the College's student and faculty journal Crop. Rigau's research interests draw from critical methods in continental philosophy, architectural history, Latin American literature, and film to interrogate the intersection of design theory and practice. Current subjects under scrutiny involve affect theory in philosophy, art, and architecture and a re-evaluation of formal analysis through re-interpretations of theorists like Colin Rowe, Bruno Zevi, and Peter Eisenman and philosophers such as Peter Sloterdijk and Martin Heiddeger.

Before arriving at Texas Tech, he was a practicing architect at Perkins+Will Miami. Over a 4-year span, he worked on local and international projects across a variety of sectors, including academic buildings, research facilities, and mixed-use developments. In 2016, Rigau was recognized firm-wide as a Next-Generation Emerging Designer. While in Miami, Rigau also taught undergraduate design studios as an Adjunct Professor at Florida International University. Other work experiences include positions at architecture firms in Spain and Puerto Rico and an editorial internship at the journal Log.

Rigau earned a Master of Architecture 1 from Cornell University, where he received the Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with minors in History and Spanish Literature from Georgetown University.


Coursework

  • Spring 2019 | ARCH 3602 — Architecture Design Studio VI
  • Spring 2019 | ARCH 3355 — Architectural Construction III
  • Fall 2018 | ARCH 2503 — Architecture Design Studio III
  • Fall 2018 | ARCH 5362 — Theory in Architecture
  • Summer 2018 | Architectural Design Studio VII (Study Abroad Program in Berlin, Germany)
  • Summer 2018 | Architecture and Urban Studies (Study Abroad Program in Berlin, Germany)
  • Spring 2018 | ARCH 5503 — Advanced Architectural Design Studio
  • Spring 2018 | ARCH 5362 — Theory in Architecture
  • Fall 2017 | ARCH 2401 — Architectural Design Studio III
  • Fall 2017 | ARCH 5362 — Theory in Architecture