Laida Aguirre is an architectural designer and artist. She is the 2017-2018 William Muschenheim Fellow at the University of Michigan where her research focuses on ‘Inventory Articulation and the Materialization of Data’. Laida holds a BA from Northeastern University in Political Science and a Master of Architecture with Distinction from California State Polytechnic Pomona where she was Adjunct Faculty at the Department of Architecture. She is the recipient of the Chapman Technology Award, the Dangermond Scholarship and the Richard Neutra Award for Best Graduate Thesis for her project 'Catalog Tectonics’. Prior to teaching, Laida has worked in several design offices, including Roto Architects. She is the Director of Laida Aguirre Studio, Co-founder of Cartouche, a set design studio and the creator of Stock, a material representation project. Most recently, she joined the Curatorial Committee at Materials & Applications gallery. Her work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, San Sebastian, Oslo and Stockholm and has been published in Pool Magazine and Art Papers, among others.