Miguel Guitart is an architect, designer, academic and writer from Madrid, Spain.
He obtained his Ph.D. in Architecture Summa Cum Laude in 2014 at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid ETSAM, where he studied architecture, graduating Cum Laude in 2000. Guitart obtained his Master’s Degree at the Graduate School of Design GSD at Harvard University, graduating in 2003 as a Fulbright Scholar.
He has taught at EINA University of Zaragoza UNIZAR (Associate Professor 2013-), UPSAM University (Associate Professor 2006-2014), the Boston Architectural Center (Teaching Fellow, 2002-2003), Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (Visiting Lecturer, 2013, 2012, 2010), Harvard University GSD (Visiting Critic, 2002) and ESNE-UCJC (Visiting Lecturer, 2011, 2012). Guitart has also lectured at the School of Architecture and Planning at the State University of New York at Buffalo SUNY B/a+p (2013), and at the School of Design and Construction at Washington State University (2014).
His current research focuses on the relationships between the anonymous vernacular and the contemporary architecture, and he is the main researcher of EVOCA –Vernacular Original Strategies of the Contemporary in Architecture–, a research group started in 2014. His Ph.D. research focused on the construction of space through the use of filters that establish a changing influence between interior and exterior, something that has been present throughout History and today enjoys an extraordinary momentum in architectural design. Guitart has written numerous articles on architectural theory and has edited and contributed to several books. His articles have been published internationally in magazines such as the Journal of Architectural Education JAE, Cátedra Cerámica, TC Cuadernos, ZARCH, Future Arquitecturas and Arquitectura COAM among others. He is the editor for the Práctica Arquitectónica PA book series on methods on architectural design.
Miguel Guitart is a licensed architect in Spain, and he is a Principal at Madrid-based Gimeno Guitart (www.gimenoguitart.com). He previously worked in the office of De Stefano+Partners in Chicago and Equator European Architects in Madrid, contributing to projects both in Europe and the US. Guitart currently lives in Buffalo, New York.