Ignacio Lopez Buson

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Visiting Professor
City: Portland
Research Interests: Computational Design, Generative Design, Landscape Urbanism, GIS

Ignacio López Busón is an architect and landscape urbanist with international experience in award-winning sizeable projects across Europe, Asia and the USA. In 2014, he co-founded MAPS (Methods for the Architecture of Patterns and Systems), a teaching and research initiative with a focus on the complexity of social, economic and natural systems in urban and rural settings. Ignacio’s research is centered on the intersection of environmental science and computational tools in contemporary urban challenges. Ignacio is an expert on teaching methodology based on the merging of Geographic Information System (GIS) and computational generative design. He has led courses and international workshops related to landscape, urbanism and architecture, including teaching and guest critic positions at the London based Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), the AA Visiting School Program (Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xixinan and Guatemala), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Tongji University in Shanghai, Turenscape Academy in Huangshan, Portland State University (PSU) and University of Oregon (UO) in the United States.