Maria Hurtado de Mendoza

Contact Info

Title: Associate Professor. 3rd year B.Arch. coordinator
Dept: College of Architecture and Design

About Me

International, award winning architect and the co-founder of estudio.entresitio, Maria Hurtado de Mendoza is an associate professor in the College of Architecture and Design at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Prior to NJIT, she was a faculty member of the Madrid School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University for 15 years, and visiting critic at the School of Architecture, Cornell University.

estudio.entresitio is a Madrid-NY based practice that is invested in the material actualization of the architectural concept. The practice has extensive building experience with an emphasis on public work that utilizes novel solutions to the functional and necessary without sacrificing the creative or exploratory. 

estudio.entresitio has enjoyed much attention. In 2007, Architectural Record selected the firm as “ Design Vanguard", helping their work to be published and seen in many countries. Their constructed work has received more than 40 awards and honorable mentions. The firm participated in the 10th, 11th and 13th (2016) BEAU Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism, the 7th BIAU Iberoamerican Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism, the 7th, 10th and 15th (2016) Venice Biennale, and received the ArchDaily “Building of the Year 2012” in the health care category, for its clinics trilogy in Madrid and the 2014 WAN House of the year award for the #house#1.130. Their latest success is the 1st Prize for the National Museum of Memory to be built in Bogotá, Colombia together with MGP.