Tulane School of Architecture, Tulane University (Louisiana, USA)
Iñaki Alday is a registered architect, landscape architect and urbanist. Together with Margarita Jover, he founded aldayjover architecture and landscape in 1996 in Barcelona. The multidisciplinary, research-based practice focuses on innovation. It is renowned for its leadership in a new approach to the relation between cities and rivers, in which the natural dynamics of flooding become part of the public space and the buildings. Alday is the Dean of the Tulane University School of Architecture since 2018. After teaching as Associate Professor at the Valles School of Architecture (UPC) since 1998, in 2011 he was appointed as Quesada Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of Virginia. Both in academic research and in practice, Alday promotes a new attitude towards the transformation of our environment and how architecture can contribute to the inhabitation of the most challenged areas of the planet. The role of architecture and the architects, the integration of disciplines and scales, the non-traditional programs as the hybridized infrastructures, of the social and environmental ethics are some of the challenges to confront with a global vision.