Mr Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez


I graduated from ETSAM, Technical University of Madrid, with an honours degree in Architecture, having studied at the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University (India) and Industrial Design at Pontificia Universidad Católica (Chile). I undertook postgraduate studies at Umeå Institute of Design, Imperial College of London and Royal College of Art, developing patents on structural and deployable systems.

My works have been displayed in numerous venues such as the Cite de l'Architecture, Paris and the Venice Biennale of Architecture. As a lecturer, I have collaborated with different universities and institutions including Cornell University (USA), Royal College of Art (UK) and BIAU (Colombia).

For over ten years, I additionally worked as an improvisation actor and was awarded the Gold Medal at the II Improvisation World Championship, 2009. I also conduct ongoing architectural experiments in collaboration with Maciej Siuda.

I am currently senior lecturer of Product and Furniture Design at Kingston.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer


  • Master of Arts (MA) Royal College of Art. Innovation Design Engineering.Scholarship Fundación Caja Madrid.
  • Master of Science (MSc) Imperial College London. Innovation Design Engineering.
  • Design Connections, Umeå Institue of Design. Umeå university. Scholarship Obra Social
  • PhD degree courses in Advanced Architectural Projects, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid,
  • Master of Architecture (MArch), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Minor in Integral Design. Magalhaes/SMILE Scholarship. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • EU's Asia-Link Programme. Sustainable Humane Habitat in developing contexts, Cambridge University (UK), CEPT University (India), Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain)

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught

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