Mariana Ibanez is Associate Professor of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She teaches in the architecture core design studio sequence.
Ibanez is an Argentinean architect and designer. Before attending the Architectural Association in London for her Master of Architecture, she was one of the principals of FIV Architectura, a firm that focused on the design and construction of ephemeral structures for performance spaces.
Her thesis work at the AA focuses on the issue of responsive environments through the implementation of adaptive structures and interphases. The project has been exhibited at the Delft Institute of Technology, the Institute of Contemporary Art in London and the International Biennale of Architecture in Beijing. Reference to this work can be found in publications like AD, Archicreation and Icon magazine.
Ibanez has been a guest critic at the AA, MIT, RISD and other institutions since 2004 and previously taught Design Studio from 1999 to 2002 at the University of Buenos Aires where she had received her Bachelor of Architecture.
In 2005 she co-founded I/K Studio with Simon Kim, a research and design practice with projects in London and Buenos Aires.
After her graduate studies, she joined the Advanced Geometry Unit at ARUP before going to the office of Zaha Hadid where she developed several projects as well as leading the design for the London Aquatic Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games.