Maria Hurtado de Mendoza

Contact Info

Title: Associate Professor of Architecture
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 of architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Prior to NJIT, she taught at Madrid School of Architecture ETSAM (her alma mater) for 15 years and Cornell University.

She is author of a recent book published by Actar Publishers titled “clinical, an architecture of variation with repetition”, a clinical study of a trilogy of health-care centers built by estudio.entresitio in Madrid, Spain. Professor Hurtado de Mendoza was awarded the Spanish Academy Rome Prize for architecture in 1996.

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 for what is functional and necessary without sacrificing creativity or exploration. A large number of international awards and recognitions for projects, and especially for built work, speak to the attention that entresitio's work gives to spatial thinking and tectonics.

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 built 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 7 th 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 this clinics trilogy in Madrid and “Premio COAM 2014”, ACSA design faculty award, the Boston Society of Architects BSA housing design award 2014 and the 2014 “WAN House of the year” award for the #house#1.130. They are winners of the 1st Prize (together with Pacheco Arquitectura) in the international competition for the National Museum of Memory about to be built in Bogotá, Colombia.