Academy of Art University School of Architecture Fall Lecture Series present
Maria Paz and Thomaz Regatos
Thursday, October 20, 2016 | 601 Brannan, Large Atrium | 6:00pm — 8:00pm PST
This event will be live-streamed and recorded at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHzP_6_dnRs
Maria Paz received her Bachelor in Architecture and Urbanism from FUMEC University (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) and her Master of Architecture from Cornell University (Ithaca, United States). Her undergraduate thesis was awarded the national contest “Opera Prima.” Paz was a teaching assistant at Cornell University, a guest critic at Columbia University, New York, and the Universidade FUMEC in Brazil. Other academic activities include a Seminar at CONARQ Maceió and a roundtable discussion at Yale School of Architecture. She is currently teaching advanced graduate studios at the AAU School of Architecture in San Francisco. Maria Paz has also worked as a researcher in the curatorial team at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2014/2015. Since 2013 she has been a member of the Architecture Council at Inhotim in Brazil. She has been partner at Rizoma Arquitetura with Thomaz Regatos since 2008.
Thomaz Regatos received his Bachelor Degree in Architecture and Urbanism from Centro Metodista Izabela Hendrix (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), his Master Degree in Theory and Practice of Architectural Projects from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain) and an MBA Degree in Strategic Management in 2010, from Centro Universitário UNA (Belo Horizonte, Brazil). Since 2013 he has been a member of the Architecture Council at Inhotim. Regatoz worked with Spanish architect Emilio Donato before his partnership at Rizoma Arquitetura with Maria Paz since 2008.
Rizoma has completed award winning buildings and projects, which are widely recognized through numerous international publications, among them, Wallpaper, Azul Magazine, AU, Vogue Brazil, Designboom, Arch Daily, L’architecture D’aujourdhui France, and the Financial Times. The work is exhibited internationally. Recent venues include the Brazilian Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, and the German Architecture Museum. Maria Paz and Thomaz regatos presented their work in numerous lectures in South America, Europe and the US. Their many awards include a nomination for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize.