Pablo Moyano Fernández
Pablo is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis, and has taught at this school since 2005. He holds a professional degree in Architecture from the University of Buenos Aires where he graduated with honors in 2000. In 2002 he was awarded full tuition scholarship by Washington University to pursue his Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Design programs graduating with honors in both degrees in 2004. He was awarded the AIA medal for scholastic achievement and professional promise.
Pablo has extensive experience in the field of architecture, developing his career in international and national firms with strong affinity to construction. His comprehensive research combines several awarded grants with studios and a seminars exploring concrete as a sustainable building material. His teaching and research focus on the performative qualities of concrete applied to building enclosure systems using innovative methods of fabrication coupled with novel types of concrete. He has served as the faculty design leader for Washington University’s Solar Decathlon 2017 team, which developed CRETE house, a precast concrete house featuring an innovative enclosure system. The project was awarded second place in the Architecture Category Contest.
Through his teaching, which includes several options studios and seminars, he examines concrete, innovative formwork techniques, its impact on the making of assemblies and its potential architectural applications at multiple scales. He is the coordinator of Building Systems, an introductory course focused on contemporary building practices. As an urban designer he has done research in the phenomena of shrinking cities, writing papers and participating in numerous conferences and competitions. He has also taught urban design looking at rapidly expanding metropolitan areas of the country in polycentric, decentralizing landscapes.