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 base 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 its work to be published and seen in many countries. Its constructed work has received more than 28 awards and honorable mentions. The firm participated in the 10th and 11th Spanish Biennial, the 7th BIAU (Iberoamerican Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism), the Barbara Cappochin Biennale and more, and received the ArchDaily “Building of the Year 2012” in the health care category, for its healthcare centers trilogy of San Blas+Usera+Villaverde, Madrid.