Gabriel CuellarSwanson Visiting Professor
Gabriel Cuéllar is a Colombian-American architect, urban designer, and educator. Prior to establishing Cadaster, a design practice with Athar Mufreh in 2016, he worked in Zurich (Gramazio & Kohler), Paris (Philippe Rahm), Amsterdam (Studio Anne Holtrop), Houston (Enter Architecture), and New York City (CDR Studio). His writings have appeared in publications by Sternberg Press and Routledge, as well as the journals Oase and Footprint. Gabriel has contributed to projects exhibited in the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Netherlands Architecture Institute, the House of World Cultures, The New School Parsons School of Design, and the University of Michigan. He is currently the J. Robert F. Swanson Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, where he was the 2018–2019 Oberdick Fellow, and a Professor-in-Practice at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture. His current design-research focuses on the spatial dimensions of real property, design approaches for contemporary environments, and the role of architecture in land politics and struggles for spatial justice.