The American Architecture Prize 2017 - View the Winners

Alejandro Zaera-Polo

AZPML Architecture / Princeton University / Principal

Alejandro Zaera-Polo is an architect and co-founder of London/Zurich/Princeton based Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Maider Llaguno Architecture (AZPML). He graduated from the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid with Honors and obtained an MARCH2 degree from Harvard GSD with Distinction. He worked at OMA in Rotterdam prior to establishing first FOA in 1993, and Alejandro Zaera-Polo architecture in 2011, the vehicles where he has developed a successful international professional practice since.

In parallel to his professional activities, Alejandro Zaera-Polo has developed a substantial role within academia. He is currently professor at the school of architecture at Princeton University and was the former Dean of Princeton University and the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. He was a Visiting Professor at Princeton University and the inaugural Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor at Yale. He has published extensively as a theorist in El Croquis, Quaderns, A+U, Arch+, Volume, Log and many other international magazines and is a member of the London School of Economics Urban Age project. He has recently published Sniper’s Log, a compilation of his most relevant writings.

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