Marcos Sanchez, Ph.D.



BA in Architecture, University of California, Berkeley M.Arch, Princeton University

Marcos Sánchez teaches graduate and undergraduate studios as well as seminars in the history and theory of architecture at the University of Southern California. He has previously held teaching positions at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and Bergen School of Architecture in Norway. With Mark Wasiuta, Sánchez is partner in the office International House of Architecture (IHA). Their book, Environmental Communications: Contact High, forthcoming from Columbia University Press, is the first major survey of the prolific West Coast media collective, Environmental Communications. Sánchez’s work has been shown at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Istanbul Design Biennale, the New Museum of Contemporary Art and LAXArt Gallery in Los Angeles. Recent writing has appeared in the journals ArtLies and Domus as well as the edited collection Radical Pedagogies, forthcoming from MIT Press.

Currently Teaching
  • 501
    Comprehensive Studio Support and Enrichment
    Comprehensive Studio Support and Enrichment
    The aim for the seminar is to gain a critical, theoretical, and technical understanding of the various methodologies that students will be asked to explore in the studio. Further, we will also explore the relationship between technological and cultural shifts in contemporary society. Students will work in pairs to present and lead discussions of each week’s readings in the first half of the semester. The second half will comprise of individual crits and each student will submit a 3-5000 word research paper at the end of the semester.
  • 502aL
    Architectural Design V
    Architectural Design V

    The final comprehensive architectural project under the guidance of a faculty adviser to demonstrate architectural knowledge, skills, and professional interests and goals.

    Pre-requisites: ARCH-500A and ARCH-501.

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