Join architects Galia Solomonoff, Gabriela Etchegaray and Mariana Ibañez to discuss their work Latin America and the United States in relation to art and architecture as well as their cultural influences abroad.

Introduction by Professor Eva Perez de Vega
Conversation moderated by LAAB students Adriana Hinojosa and Michelle Antonorsi.

Dia: Beacon, Beacon, New York, 2003
Photo by Bruce Damonte

Edificio IT, Colonia Hipódromo, Ciudad de México, 2016
Photo by Rory Gardiner

APOC, prototype shelter, Toronto City Hall, 2014

Photo by Ibanez Kim

Argentinian-born, Galia Solomonoff is the founding principal of Solomonoff Architecture Studio (SAS), an award-winning design firm established in Chelsea in 2004. A New York State licensed minority/women-owned business, the firm’s work focuses on the integration of art and architecture. Solomonoff has worked with over 40 artists. In collaboration with Robert Irwin, she supervised the conversion of a 1929 factory into Dia:Beacon.
She currently teaches at the Graduate School of Architecture (GSAPP) at
Columbia University and lectures on topics of Art, Public Housing and
Latin American Architecture. She has taught at The Cooper Union, RISD,
Princeton University, and Yale University.
Solomonoff holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from City College
CUNY, and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University. She has
worked with Rem Koolhaas/OMA, Bernard Tschumi, and Rafael Vinoly.

AMBROSI | ETCHEGARAY is a Mexico based art and architecture office founded by Jorge Ambrosi and Gabriela Etchegaray. The firm has participated as curators of the Mexican Pavilion at the Architecture Venice Biennale 2018. They are adjunct Professors at GSAPP, Columbia University. Their work has been selected by Architectural Record as Design Vanguard 2017 and as Emerging Voices 2015. They have been invited to national and international schools of architecture as critics and lecturers. Among distinguished work in Mexico are Papalote Museo del Niño, an outdoor “museography-landscape,” Vivero Guayacán, Town Houses in Condesa, GP House in Tepoztlán, and Nacozari Plaza in Sonora. Gabriela Etchegaray received her MA in Creative Management and Transformation of the City at Universidad Iberoamericana and Politécnica de Catalunya. She holds an MEDes in Architecture and Urban Design, and her undergraduate degree from Universidad Iberoamericana.


Mariana Ibañez is an Argentinian architect, co- founder of Ibañez Kim.
Mariana’s research and practice explores the relationships between
architecture, technology, culture and the environment. She is currently an
Associate Professor of Architecture at the MIT School of Architecture and
Planning. Mariana’s work has been exhibited at the MoMA, the MAXXI
Museum in Rome, and The National Art Museum in Beijing, with projects
for the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC, the Philadelphia Museum
of Art, and the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.
Mariana received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Buenos
Aires, and a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural
Association in London. She worked at the Advanced Geometry Unit at
ARUP before joining Zaha Hadid Architects where she was Project
Architect for the London Aquatic Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games,
among other projects.

Organized by the students of Latin American Architecture Lab (LAAB)

Higgins Hall Auditorium