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Edgar Rodriguez is a founding Principal of operadora. and an Assistant Professor at the Syracuse University School of Architecture.  

His practice and research are interested in developing physical and digital objects that respond to contemporary culture across diverse media, formats, and scales. This approach has led him to participate in projects outside the field of architecture, inquiring into curatorial practice, web design, apparel design, publications, and art.

Rodriguez holds a master's degree in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a bachelor's degree in Architecture with honors from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.
       


 

2024

- Exhibition Animals - Gere Block Building, Syracuse, NY, United States.
- Publication Photography for Keegan Brady "New York Art Production Centers" in The Brooklyn Rail, May, 2024
- Guest Critic "Home Disobedients" ARC 409 Architecture Design Studio Final Review, Prof. Marcos Parga | Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY
- Guest Critic "Paved Fantasies" ARC 409 Architecture Design Studio Final Review, Prof. Rocío Crosetto | Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY
- Guest Critic ARC 100B Final Review, Prof. Aaron Forrest | UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design Department of Architecture, Berkeley, CA
- Guest Critic ARC 100D Final Review, Prof. Yasmin Vobis | UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design Department of Architecture, Berkeley, CA
- Award Special Mention, Architizer A+ Awards 2024 - Architecture +Low Cost Design Special (076 House in Singuilucan) - New York, NY
- Guest Critic “The Resilient Case Study House” Visiting Critic Studio Final Review, Prof. Laura Salazar and Pablo Sequero, Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY
- Publication "A Few Thoughts on Walking, Seeing, and Finding Beauty in Specificity" - by Edgar Rodriguez in GALERIE, Issue 1
- Publication "House in Singuilucan The Game" - by Edgar Rodriguez and Sander Verbeek in DISC Journal, Issue 3 "Enchanted"
- Publication “Anaesthetic Architecture” - by Edgar Rodriguez in RUMOR
- Guest Critic “Magna Parens Materia” Option Studio Mid-Term Review, Prof. Hanif Kara and Amin Taha | Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA
- Guest Critic ARC 407 Architectural Design VI “Big Harlem” Mid-Term Review, Prof. Gary Bates and Albert Taylor | Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY
- Guest Critic ARC 409: Architecture Design Studio Mid-Term Review, Prof. Rocío Crosetto | Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY
- Guest Critic ARC 208 Architectural Design IV Mid-Term Review, Prof. Cait McCarthy | Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY
- Interview “operadora.” - Arquitetura Entre Vistas abroad (as operadora.)
- Teaching ARC 108: Architectural Design II, Coordinator - Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY.

2023

- Publication “A continuous set of rules. Operate between naivety and pragmatism.” - by Camila Ulloa and Pablo Rojas Böttner in Revista rita_20
- Guest Critic ARCH 501 The Magic Carpet Final Review, Prof. Goli Jalali - School of Architecture, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.
- Guest Critic ARC 307 Architectural Design V Housing Manhattanites Final Review, Prof. Rocío Crosetto - Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY.
- Guest Critic ARCH 2101 Design III A House for Weary Wanderers Final Review, Prof. Jonathan Levine - Cornell AAP, Ithaca, NY.
- Guest Critic VIS-2231 Digital Media: Power Tools Mid-Term Review, Prof. Lexi Tsien - Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA.
- Guest Critic A4003 Core Studio 3: States of Housing Mid-Term Review, Critic Lily Chishan Wong - Columbia University GSAPP, New York City, NY.
- Panel Talk "Hispanic Heritage Month" - NOMAS Syracuse Chapter, Syracuse, NY.
- Jury AIA Dallas Unbuilt Design Awards - Dallas, TX.
- Teaching ARC 107: Architectural Design I - Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY.
- Teaching ARC 500: Architectural Media VOL.1 - Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY.
- Guest Critic ARC S310L: DESIGN 2 Deep Plates Final Review, Prof. Paul Germaine McCoy - The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, Austin, TX
- Award Special Mention, Erich Mendelsohn Award 2023 (076 House in Singuilucan) - Berlin, Germany
- Academic Assistant Professor - Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY.
- Award Finalist Top 30, Fuxi River Seven Bridges Conceptual Design International Competition - Mogashanzhen, China
- Teaching ARC 100: Intro to ARC Design Concepts - Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY.
- Press “House in Singuilucan”  in Interiors Magazine Korea, Issue No. 439, April 2023.
- Guest Critic ARCH 502 Design Studio II Final Review, Prof. Anthony Gagliardi - UPenn Weitzman Architecture, Philadelphia, PA.
- Guest Critic ARCH 196 Architecture Studio II Final Review, Prof. Matt Shaw - NJIT Architecture, Newark, NJ.
- Lecture "Intermediality" - Virginia Tech School of Architecture, Blacksburg, VA.
- Panel Talk "Visual Representation" - DigitalFUTURES.
- Press “House in Singuilucan: operadora. realizes a house in which its plan mirrors its elevation”  in The Architect's Newspaper, Jan/Feb 2023.
- Lecture "Between Mediums and Formats"   Young Prototypes  seminar led by Laura Salzar and Pablo Sequero - Montana State University School of Architecture, Bozeman, MT.
- Teaching ARC 108: Architectural Design II - Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY.

2022

- Press “House in Singuilucan”  in wooooooow.cn.
- Publication “Hyper-personalization: An AI-aided Methodology”  in urbanNEXT as operadora.
- Press “The House in Singuilucan is an expression in horizontality and linearity”  in STIRworld.
- Guest Critic “Core 3: INTEGRATE” Studio, Coord. Michelle Chang - Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA.
- Guest Critic “Core 1: PROJECT” Studio, Coord. Sean Canty - Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA.
- Guest Critic ARCH 3101 Design V Studio Mid-Term Review, Prof. Curt Anderson Gambetta - Cornell AAP, Ithaca, NY.
- Contribution An Aedicula of Bookmarks—Edgar Rodriguez in L'Cowboy, curated by Lorenzo Landelli.
- Lecture "Housing Provocations" Domestic Affairs Lecture Series curated by Marcos Parga - Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY.
- Publication NFLNBAMLBMLSNHLPGAATPWWE™ in 30 Días Proyectando, edited by RA! and Mentes (as operadora.)
- Exhibition 00 Preludio - BY Galería de Arquitectura, Mexico City, Mexico.
- Award Second Place, SKYHIVE Skyscraper Challenge 5 - Buildner.
- Teaching ARC 500: Undisciplined Practice - Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY.
- Teaching ARC 107: Architectural Design I Co-Coordinator with Iman Fayyad, Emily Pellicano, and Terrance Goode - Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY.
- Academic Assistant Teaching Professor - Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY.
- Guest Critic Design Discovery, Prof. Thomas Kuei, Isaac Pollan, et al. - Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA.
- Lecture "Beyond Sequestration and Adaptation", Design Discovery - Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA.
- Exhibition Concéntrico 08 Competition finalists exhibition - Fundación COAR, Logroño, Spain.
- Guest Critic “Building Ecosystems” Studio, Prof. David Kennedy - Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, Fayetteville, AR.
- Guest Critic “Core 2: SITUATE” Studio, Prof. Yasmin Vobis and Prof. Jeffry Burchard - Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA.
- Award Finalist, Installation on Obispo Bustamante Street for Concéntrico 08 Festival - Logroño, Spain. with Anna Goga, Sofía Trueba, and Alejandro Márquez.
- Publication Digital Spaces of Denunciation in Patio Magazine Issue 2 - Real Talk, with Carlos Ortega Arámburo.
- Publication Re-digitization ™: Between two realities in Dysprosium Magazine #1.
- Lecture "Provocaciones en torno a la vivienda" - Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico.
- Teaching ARC 108: Architectural Design II Co-Coordinator with Kyle Miller - Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY.

2021

- Award Director's Choice Award, HOME Competition - Arch Out Loud.
- Guest Critic “Museum of Japanese Contemporary Art” Studio, Prof. Ever Vargas - Cal Poly, Pomona, CA.
- Panel Talk Something Else - Syracuse, NY.
- Symposium “Expanding Concepts Around Housing” - Universidad Católica, Santiago, Chile.
- Publication Research, illustrations, and contributor to Blank: Speculations on CLT. Edited by Jennifer Bonner and Hanif Kara.
- Teaching ARC 107: Architectural Design I - Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY.
- Academic Part-Time Instructor - Syracuse University School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY.
- Guest Critic Design Discovery Virtual, Prof. Hiroshi Kaneko - Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA.
- Guest Critic Design Discovery Virtual, Prof. Delara Rahim and Julia Spackman - Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA.
- Press Work featured in “EXPERIMENTATIONS - À la recherche d’une tectonique du CLT”  in Sequences Bois Magazine
- Award Finalist, Providence Crook Point Bridge Competition - Providence, RI. with Ultramoderne
- Exhibition NUDGE 2.0 – the default of architecture -Antilia Gallery, Italy (as operadora.)
- Panel Talk LIGA-ARCHIVOS “Archivo Activo - Raíces Digitales UNAM” - LIGA Space for Architecture, Mexico City, Mexico. (as operadora.)
- Guest Critic “The MFA Center for Teen Activities” Studio, Prof. Nadyeli Quiroz - Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA.
- Guest Critic “The Critical Zone” Studio, Prof. Trent Fredrickson - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA. 
- Guest Critic “Neo-Beaux-Arts Artifacts in Tehran” Studio, Prof. Aryan Khalighy - Baha’i Institute for Higher Education, Tehran, Iran.
- Symposium “CLT Induction in India” workshops organized by Aakar Design Consultants.
- Interview “Sobre el proceso de hacer referencia.” - MENTES (as operadora.)

2020

- Guest Critic “+/” Studio, Prof. Aaron Forrest - Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. 
- Guest Critic “East Boston Housing” Studio, Prof. Trent Fredrickson - Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA.
- Lecture “Post-Internet Architecture: Hiper-Rationalism, Derivativism, and The Absurd” Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico.
- Guest Critic “Arqdelaculpop” Studio, Prof. Andrés Souto and Natalia Gálvez - Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico.
- Guest Critic “The Screen - Drawing from art” Prof. Melodie Sanchez - University of Miami, FL
- Press “Nuevos modelos para madera contralaminada CLT” in Forestal Maderero Blog
- Press Work included in “The A to Z of Surfaces - CLT” in Metropolis Magazine
- Press Work in Progress: Edgar Rodriguez’s Cross-Laminated Timber Experiments - Harvard University Graduate School of Design Website
- Publication Work included in The Architecture of Waste: Design for a Circular Economy. Edited by Caroline O’Donnell and Dillon Pranger
- Lecture Participation in the lecture series “100 Day Studio” Day 7 and Day 37. The Architecture Foundation, London, Great Britain.

2019

- Exhibition In The Oneiric House - Kirkland Gallery, Cambridge, MA. 
- Exhibition To Whom It May Concern: - Kirkland Gallery, Cambridge MA. (as operadora.)
- Lecture “To Whom It May Concern:” Design Research Forum, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA. (with Inés Benítez)

2018

- Exhibition Utopía: De la ficción a lo factible - ArchDays, Mexico City, Mexico. (as operadora.)
- Publication La Bienal de Venecia 23 Exhibition Catalog. Edited in collaboration with operadora, mono-nom, Maria Marín de Buen, Luis Young, and Ana Nuño de Buen.
- Exhibition La Bienal de Venecia 23 - Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura, Mexico City, Mexico. Organized and curated in collaboration with  operadora, mono-nom, Maria Marín de Buen, Luis Young, and Ana Nuño de Buen. 
- Award First Prize, NOVA Design Award - Shanghai, China. (as operadora.)
- Exhibition NOVA Design Award Exhibition - Shanghai, China (as operadora.)
- Panel Talk NOVA Design Award Finalists Panel Discussion. Shanghai, China
- Award Honorable Mention, Arquine Pabellón del Agua Competition - Mexico City, Mexico. (as operadora.)
- Exhibition Arquine Pabellón del Agua Competition finalists exhibition - Mexico City, Mexico. (as operadora.)

2017

- Award First Prize, City Express Hotels Facade Redesign Competition - Mexico (as operadora.)
- Lecture “Order, Representation, Internet” - Universidad Iberoamericana, Puebla, Mexico.

2016

- Award Finalist, Järfälla Login Gate - Stockholm, Sweden (as operadora.)

2015

- Award Finalist, LIGA Invisible Geometries Competition - Mexico City, Mexico. (as operadora.)

2014

- Co-Founded operadora. Mexico City, Mexico


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