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Emerging Talent Models of International Practice: Flourishing Spanish Architecture

Emerging talents from Spain have made headlines, winning numerous competitions including MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program, Guggenheim Helsinki, ENYA City of Dreams, and the Quang Ninh Museum in Vietnam. A new model of practice is emerging in a country still feeling the effects of the 2006 property bubble. Recently, economic momentum has enabled a new emerging class of Spanish architectural talent to find commissions outside of Spain in a new model of networked international practice: a talent migration out of necessity.

What is the value of talent migration in architecture today? How do local architecture communities benefit from the arrival of foreign talent? Will talent migration and diversity synergies be the bases for a new model of international practice? Do new generations count on the support of public programs and holistic platforms to promote this architectural cross-exchange? How can we establish global dialogues in architecture?

Concurrent with the exhibition of seven Spanish practices whose work flourishes outside the nation’s borders, Architect-US Professional Career Program, a new training platform for highly qualified and talented international architects, will draw together participants from the exhibition and top architectural firm leaders to discuss the basis of a new model of international practice and the need for platforms that encourage cross-pollination and global dialogues in architecture.

Organic Growth, City of Dreams Pavilion 2015, New York - Izaskun Chinchilla Architects
Cosmo, 2015 MoMa PS1 Young Architects Program, New York - Andrés Jaque Architects / Office for Political Innovation
Guggenheim Museum, Helsinki - Fake Industries Architectural Agonism
Joanneumsviertel, Austria - Nieto Sobejano Architects
Guggenheim Museum, Helsinki - SMAR Architecture Studio
Quang Ninh Provincial Library and Museum, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam - Sdesign Architects

Gustavo Rodriguez, CODIA, LEED, Principal, FXFowle
Claire Weisz, FAIA, Principal, WXY
Kenneth Drucker, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Design Principal, HOK
Carol Shapiro, Director, Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation
Jorge Mastropietro, Principal, JMAPC

Sir Peter Cook, Founder, CRAB Studio and Professor Emeritus, University College London

Organised by the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee 
Sponsored by Architect-US Professional Career Program

SAH 2018 St Paul Conference

SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
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