Marcos García Rojo is a registered architect. He graduated with honors from the Universidad Politecnica of Madrid and was awarded a Master of Sciences in Advanced Architectural Design with distinction for Excellence in Design by Columbia University in the city of New York. He has been affiliate student at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Built Environment and Advanced Architectural Research fellow at GSAPP. He has taught at Barnard and Columbia College, at GSAPP assisting Juan Herreros and as guest specialty professor at the ETSAM ‘Master in Collective Housing’ assisting Anne Lacaton. He is recipent of the La Caixa Fellowship for post-graduate studies, the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize, the AAD Exit Lectures Award and his research projects Eco-Tinker : Harnessing comfort with climate and Tectonics and morphology in contemporary Western Africa have both obtained the Kinne Research Fellowship Award. He has collaborated with different European architectural practices such as Lacaton & Vassal Architectes, Ateliers Jean Nouvel or Solid Arquitectura as well as directed the construction of a fair trade tourism facility in Mali, Western Africa. His works were included in the 2009 edition of the “Arquia Proxima” catalog for emerging Spanish young architects. At present, he works as a free-lance architect for the French office ‘Lacaton & Vassal Architectes’ following the construction of a 150-keys 5-stars hotel in Dakar, Senegal and he is architectural design studio critic at GSAPP’s New York / Paris program.