Sofia Blanco Santos

Sofia Blanco Santos

Madrid / Boston



Sofia Blanco Santos is a Spanish licensed architect graduated from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid (ETSAM) and from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design with a Masters in Architecture II degree with Distinction receiving the Faculty Design Award and the James Templeton Kelley Prize. She has been a part of the writing committee of Dardo Magazine since 2010 and has recently taught at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University alongside Iñaki Ábalos.

She operates across scales in the United States and Europe, and her projects have been included in exhibitions at Harvard GSD, Architektur Galerie Berlin, One Night Stand Los Angeles and featured in publications such as El País, Domus and A+T. Her work presents itself as an atlas of ideas and architectures that draw from other architectures, sciences and artistic practices. It engages with architecture’s necessity for being grounded and site-specific (culturally, climatically, performatively and programmatically) while attending to our global society and its issues.

Sofia's Featured Articles on Archinect

Cross-Talk: 'a Brick and a Bull' by Sofia Blanco Santos, Fri, May 26 '17

Architects are collectors. Collectors of different images, objects, ideas and other architectures. What we collect, and how we decide to put the different parts of this collection together, ultimately constitutes the architectures we make. 

Cross-Talk: 'a Brick and a Bull' by Sofia Blanco Santos


Harvard University, MArch, MArch II

Aug 2014 - May 2016
Sep 2008 - Apr 2014


AZ People's Choice Award, Award


The American Architecture Prize, Award


James Templeton Kelley Prize, Harvard GSD, Award


Faculty Design Award, Harvard GSD, Award


Prix d'Excellence Credit Suisse - Girard Perregaux, Award


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