Ana Morcillo Pallarés is an architect, designer and researcher. Her work interrogates social, spatial, and material realities, focusing on the continuous negotiation of urban agents, citizen demands, private interests and political agendas. At Taubman College, Morcillo Pallarés initiated her academic career as Walter B. Sander Research Fellow 2014-2015. She received her Ph.D. in architecture from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Madrid (ETSAM) and her professional degree in architecture from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Valencia (ETSAV). Her dissertation “New York City: the revitalization of public space after 1950’s” received the ETSAM Honors Award and it has been recently published as: “Oasis y Vitrinas. La transformación del espacio público en Nueva York” (Diseño Editorial, 2019).
Morcillo Pallarés is co-founder and partner of Morcillo Pallarés + Rule Arquitectos since 2005. MPR is a design and research practice based in Spain and Michigan whose work explores the architectural project at a variety of scales. Morcillo Pallarés + Rule design proposals have received numerous awards and exhibited broadly, most recently receiving an award for research at the XIV Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial.