Lluis Ortega

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)

College of Architecture.

Chicago, Illinois, USA


Lluís Ortega is Ph.D. Architect by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), MA in Philosophy by the Universitat de Barcelona, and obtained his Master of Science (AAD) degree from Columbia University. Co-founder and principal at JL-Office, at present, he is Distinguished Research Professor Beatriz Galindo at UPC, Associate Professor at IIT in Chicago (on leave), and Visiting Professor at the Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires. Previously taught at UIC (Chicago), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Universidad de Alicante, Harvard University, and at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna.


He has been responsible of several specialized publications: director of the architectural magazine Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme (Barcelona, 2003-2005), and editor of the architectural magazine 2G (Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, 2000-2001), Josep Llinàs’s writings Saques de Esquina (Pre-Textos, Valencia, 2002; with Moisés Puente), Platform GSD 2008 (Actar/Harvard University, Barcelona/Cambridge, 2010) and the reader La digitalización toma el mando (Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, 2009). He is the author of Atlas of Suprarural Architecture, with Ciro Najle published by Actar in 2016 and of Total Designer, published by Puente Editores in Spanish and by Actar in English in 2017. Both projects were awarded by the Graham Foundation.

Lluis Ortega is part of the Experts Committee of the BAM’s Annual Ranking of International Master’s in Architecture 2020. We invite you to learn more about his professional work by visiting the following links. 

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