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Etien Santiago

Etien Santiago

Columbus, IN, US

 

About 

Etien Santiago is a licensed architect and architectural historian who studies the impact of new technologies on architecture and society. He specializes in architectural history and theory from the nineteenth century to the present, architectural uses of cutting-edge structural and construction techniques, and theoretical debates about machine or digital culture. Etien holds an M.Arch. with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design as well as a B.Arch. and B.A. cum laude from Rice University. His Ph.D. dissertation, being completed at Harvard, uncovers how the cultural and intellectual context of World War I shaped architects’ appropriation of pioneering military construction techniques, from which they sought to create new forms of affordable housing. Previously he has worked at architecture firms such as the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Etien teaches architectural studio, architectural history, and structures classes in the J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program based in Columbus, Indiana.

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Employment 

J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program, Columbus, IN, US, Assistant Professor

Aug 2018 - current
 

City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, US, Instructor

Jan 2017 - May 2017
 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Teaching Fellow

Aug 2015 - May 2016
 

Iu + Bibliowicz Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Jun 2011 - Jul 2013
 

Renzo Piano (Building Workshop), Genoa, IT, Architectural Designer

Jun 2008 - Jul 2009
 

Education 

Harvard University, MArch, M.Arch. II

Aug 2011 - May 2013
 

Rice University, BArch, B.Arch.

Aug 2006 - May 2008
 

Rice University, Bachelors, B.A. in Architecture

Aug 2002 - May 2006
 

Awards 

Distinction in Teaching Award, Derek Bok Center for Teaching at Harvard, Award

2016
 

James Templeton Kelley Thesis Prize, Harvard GSD & Boston Society of Architects, Award

2011
 

American Institute of Architects School Medal, Award

2006
 

Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts, Rice University, Award

2006
 

Areas of Specialization