ROZANA MONTIEL is founder and director of the Mexico-based architectural firm ROZANA MONTIEL | ESTUDIO DE ARQUITECTURA specialized on architectural design, artistic re-conceptualizations of space, and the public domain. The studio works on a wide variety of projects in different scales and layers that range from the city to the book, the artefact and other micro-objects.
Montiel holds an MA in Architectural Theory and Criticism from the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya UPC (Spain, 2000), and a BA with Honors in Architecture and Urban Planning from the Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico, 1998).
She recently won the MCHAP Emerging Architecture Prize for her project Common-Unity; and earlier this year, she received 1st. place in the “Moving” category of the Miami Archmarathon Awards and collected the “Overall Award” also for her project Common-Unity. Her research earned her a nomination for TheThomas W. Ventulett III Distinguished Chair in Architectural Design by the School of Architecture of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta.
In 2017, she won for her professional trajectory the Moira Gemmill Award given by The Architectural Review in London; and was selected by the Rockefeller Foundation and The Jumex Contemporary Art Foundation for a residency of artistic research at the Bellagio Center in Como, Italy, to produce her book HU: Common Spaces in Housing Units.
In 2016, she was nominated for the Schelling Architecture Foundation Award in Karlsruhe, Germany; and was winner of the Emerging Voices Award granted by The Architectural League of New York, as well as, front-runner of Premios CDMX in the category Best Architectural Intervention of the Year for her project Common-Unity.
Her interdisciplinary work has been published in renowned architectural digests, as well as exhibited in Mexico, Spain, France, United States, England and China, and has been presented in the Venice, Sao Paulo, Rotterdam Chile, and Lima Biennials. Her upcoming book HU: Common Spaces in Housing Units and her installation Stand Ground will be presented at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the 2018 Venice Biennale Freespace.
Montiel is member of the Editorial Board of the Architectural Magazine Arquine and has taught architecture in several prestigious universities. She recently gave the inaugural lecture for the 2018 Spring semester in Columbia GSAPP, and taught at Cornell University an Option Studio on cross-border territories in collaboration with Derek Dellekamp.