Matias del Campo

Matias del Campo

Detroit, MI, US



Chilean born and Austrian native, Matias del Campo graduated with distinction from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. In 2003 he co-founded SPAN Architects in Vienna, together with Sandra Manninger. The globally acting practice is best known for their sophisticated application of contemporary technologies in architectural production. Their award winning architectural designs are informed by Baroque geometries, romantic atmospheres, and biological systems. Matias del Campo´s obsessive explorations of contemporary moods are fueled by the opulent repertoire of materialization in nature in combination with cutting edge technologies, as well as form as a driving force in design at large.

Matias del Campo currently serves as Associate Professor of Architecture at Taubman College, University of Michigan. Other research grants awarded to Matias for his design work and fabrication research include the Young-Talent Award for Experimental Tendencies in Architecture, awarded by the Federal Chancellery Austria, a scientific research grant from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna to explore advanced, computational fabrication methods, and the Rudolph Schindler Scholarship, granted by the BMUKK and the Museum of Applied Arts, MAK, in Vienna in 2006. 

SPAN Architects gained wide recognition for their first place winning competition entry for the Austrian Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo in 2010 as well as their first place winning competition entry for the new Brancusi Museum in Paris, France in 2008. Other prestigious design exhibitions featuring their work include the exhibition of the work of SPAN at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012, the Recursive Formation III installation at the 9th Archilab Exhibition, FRAC Center Orleans, France in 2013 and the solo show Formations at the Museum of Applied Arts MAK in Vienna, Austria in 2011.



Sep 1995 - Jan 2003

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