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Miguel Guitart

Visiting Associate Professor
Department of Architecture

Photo by Miguel de Guzmán / Imagen Subliminal


Miguel Guitart

139 Diefendorf Hall

(716) 829-5931




Miguel Guitart, PhD. is an architect and academic from Madrid, Spain. He teaches as Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo, SUNY.

Guitart obtained his Doctorate of Architecture Summa Cum Laude at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid ETSAM, Polytechnic University of Madrid UPM in 2014, where he studied architecture, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2000. Guitart obtained his Master’s Degree at the Graduate School of Design GSD at Harvard University in 2003 as a J. W. Fulbright Scholar.

Guitart has taught at the Pontifical University of Madrid UPSAM (Associate Professor 2006-2014), EINA University of Zaragoza UNIZAR (Associate Professor 2013-2014), the Boston Architectural Center BAC (Visiting Professor, 2002-2003), Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid ETSAM (Visiting Lecturer, 2013, 2012, 2010), Harvard University GSD (Visiting Critic, 2002), ESNE-UCJC (Visiting Lecturer, 2011, 2012), and the School of Design and Construction at Washington State University (Visiting Lecturer, 2014).

A licensed architect in Spain and a Principal at Gimeno Guitart (, Guitart previously worked at the office of De Stefano+Partners in Chicago and Equator European Architects in Madrid, contributing to projects both in Europe and the US.   

His Ph.D. research focuses on the phenomenological construction of the space through the exploration of light, vision and matter, with a special focus on filters. His current research has expanded into the relationships between the anonymous vernacular architecture and its contemporary counterpart, as well as issues of composition, basic design and perception in architecture. Guitart has published internationally numerous articles on architectural theory in magazines such as the Journal of Architectural Education JAE, Arquia Próxima, Cátedra Cerámica, TC Cuadernos, ZARCH, Future Arquitecturas, Rita and Arquitectura COAM, among others. He has also edited and authored several books, like The Depth of the Skin or the Práctica Arquitectónica PA book series on methods on the practice of architectural design.