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Gabriel Cuéllar

Assistant Professor of Architecture

Gabriel Cuéllar is an architect, urban designer, and educator. Since 2016, and together with Athar Mufreh, Gabriel co-directs Cadaster, a spatial practice that develops design frameworks to support organizations driving institutional change. His writing has 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, the University of Michigan, and City College of New York. Prior to establishing Cadaster, which was awarded the Architectural League Prize in 2018, he worked in architecture and urbanism offices in Zurich, Paris, Amsterdam, Houston, and New York City. He is joining the University of Michigan as an assistant professor in architecture in fall 2023, following previous appointments as Swanson Visiting Assistant Professor and an Oberdick Fellow in 2018–2019, and as Professor-in-Practice at the University of Minnesota. Gabriel’s research focuses on the spatial dimensions of property, design approaches for contemporary environments, and the role of architecture in land politics and struggles for spatial justice.