The BAM’s Expert Committee is formed by 16 experts from 14 different countries who have the task of selecting the programs to be studied, developing the methodology and validating all of the research results.


Each member of the Committee is highly related to the academic field, and thanks to their experience and the BAM Methodology System, we are able to determine the excellence of the distinct postgraduate programs in terms of quality and internationality of their faculty, alumni and study program.


The Experts Committee for the 2019 Edition of the BAM Ranking consists of the following professionals:


Li Brian Zhang


Associate Dean, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University. Chair Professor of Architecture, Tsinghua University. Board member of the Architectural Society of China. Editor-in-Chief, World Architecture Magazine Publications. Architect from the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, MArch, Tsao Fellow in the GSD, Harvard University. Founding Partner Atelier TeamMinus in Beijing, China

Tsinghua University.
Beinjing, China

Dean of the School of Architecture and Design, LAU (since 2012). Professor of architecture, LAU (since 1994). Chair of the Department of Architecture & Interior Design (2000-2005). PhD in Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, Master of Sciences in Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, University of Cincinnati. Architect from Boston Architectural College.

Lebanese American University
Beirut, Lebanon


Dietmar Eberle


Professor at ETH Zurich. Dean of the ETH Zurich School of Architecture (2003-2005). Director of the Centre for Research on Architecture Society & the Built Environment, ETH Zurich. Architect of the Technical University of Vienna. Co-founder of Vorarlberger Baukünstler. Director of architecture firm Baumschlager Eberle Architekten, based in 8 countries.

Swiss Federal Istitute of Technology
ETH. Zurich, Switzerland


Heather Woofter


Director of the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design from Washington University in St. Louis. Regular Professor at the same school, and visiting professor at Harvard, Boston College, Roger Williams University, among others. MArch from Harvard University and BArch from Virginia Tech. Founding partner and director of the architecture firm Axi:Ome.

Washington University in San Luis,
San Luis, USA


Elisa Silva


Professor at Graduate School of Design of Harvard, and Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas. Visiting professor at UPC Barcelona and PUCP in Peru. MArch from Harvard GSD in 2002, and Bachelor of Architecture from Emory University in Atlanta. Founding Partner and Director of Enlace Arquitectura in Caracas Venezuela.

Harvard University,
Boston, USA

Professor at Pontificia Universidad de Chile. Director of School of Architecture of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2004-2014). Professor at Universidad Católica Valparaíso (1972-1990). Architect from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Post-studies directed by Jean Prouvé, France. Principal of architecture firm Baixas y del Río in Chile.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile,
Santiago de Chile, Chile

José Castillo


Professor of urbanism at the CENTRO Mexico. Visiting professor at Harvard GSD. Master and Doctor of Design degree from Harvard GSD. Architect from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Member of the advisory board of LSE Cities in Mexico. Director of architecture firm a|911 in Mexico.

CENTRO Mexico DF, Mexico
Harvard GSD, Boston, USA

Founder & CEO of ArchDaily. Member of the Mies Crown Hall America Prize International Advisory Council, housed in Chicago. Endeavor Entrepreneur from the Endeavor Foundation in New York. Architecture graduate from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile,
Santiago de Chile, Chile

Enriqueta Llabres-Valls


Professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College of London and Design Critic at Harvard GSD. Architect from UPC Barcelona, MCs London School of Economics. Founding partner and Director of the firm Relational Urbanism, based in London.

Bartlett School of Architecture UCL,
London, UK

Professor of architectural projects at ETSA, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (since 1972). Director of the UPV architecture school (2003-2008). Co-founder and director of the University Institute for the Heritage Restoration, UPV (2000-2005) Co-director of R&R Magazine, Restauración y Rehabilitación del Patrimonio. PhD in Architecture from UPV Valencia.

Universidad Politécnica de
Valencia. Valencia, Spain

Heidi de Moya

Dominican Republic

Director of the School of Architecture and Urbanism at the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (since 2016). Architect from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra. Master’s degree in Collective Housing from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Specialist in Green Building and Master’s degree in Project Management. Director of Grupo de Moya Simó.

Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez
Ureña. Dominican Republic

Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo. Partnerships with research groups from GSD Harvard, KTH, ETSAM-UPM and TUDelft. Coordinator of the Architecture and Urbanism Course (2006-2009), Board of Directors of the Science Museum of Unicamp (2009-2013). Editor-in-chief of the journal Pós.Revista FAUUSP.

Universidad de Sao Paolo.
Sao Paolo, Brazil

Director of the Center for Advanced Studies of the School of Architecture, University of Palermo (since 2014). Director of the Institute of Design Research of the University of Buenos Aires (1984-1985). Professor and guest professor at universities such as Cornell University, University of Buenos Aires, Rhode Island School of Design.

Universidad de Palermo.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Professor at IIT Illinois Institute of Technology and visiting professor at the Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires. Previously taught at the UIC Chicago, the UPC Catalunya, the Universidad de Alicante and Harvard University. PhD in Architecture from the Barcelona School of Architecture, Master of Science from Columbia University. Director of Sio2Arch.

Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, USA

Professor at Da-Yeh University in Taiwan (since 1995). Professor of the Department of Architecture at Feng-Chia University in Taiwan (since 2000). Visiting professor at Tunghai University. Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado, USA. Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautics and Astronautics. National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Director of i²Architecture in Taiwan.

Da-Yeh University.
Changhua, Taiwan

Professor at the Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay (UDELAR). Visiting professor at the Architecture Schools in Argentina and Brazil. PhD in Architecture and graduated architect from UDELAR. Director of the Master’s Degree in Architecture, Design and Representation option at UDELAR. Partner of “y” arquitectura in Montevideo.

Universidad de La República
Montevideo, Uruguay

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Chair for Design & Technology at the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture (KRVIA) in Mumbai. Visiting Professor at the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) in New Delhi. Dean of the TVB School of Habitat Studies (2007). Architecture and fine arts studies in University of Cambridge and The AA, UK. Principal of Ashok B Lall Architects in New Delhi. 

Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture. Mumbai, India.



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University university, City, Country

Professor at the GAF Split. Guest professor in 

TUGraz , TU Wien, ETH Zurich, MIT Boston, ETSAM Madrid, University of Navarra, Facolta di Architettura Ferrara. Head of the Institute for Architectural Typologies and Housing at the TU Graz (2000-2005). The Frank Gehry Chair at the UofT Toronto (2012). Principal of Njiric+Arhitekti in Zagreb.

GAF Split, Croatia
TuGraz Austria

Director of School of Architecture at The City College of New York. Associate Professor at The City College of New York (since 2007). Adjunct Professor in Harvard University (2001; 2003; 2004), University of Pennsylvania (2006), Cornell University (2007). Associate Professor in Syracuse University (2004-2005). Architect by Rice University. Principal of Scalar Architecture in NY.

The City College of New York.
New York, USA