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                   rgonzalez@siu.edu
 

ROLANDO GONZALEZ-TORRES

Associate Professor at the School of Architecture of Southern Illinois University

 

 • PhD. in Architecture – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain 2008

 • Master of Arts in Education – Western Kentucky University 2001

 • Master of Landscape Architecture – Texas A&M University 1996

 • Bachelor of Architecture – Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, México 1981


•  Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. 2014 to the present.

•  Architecture Department Chairperson (interim), Escuela Superior de Arquitectura y Tecnología (ESAYT) Universidad Camilo José Cela. Madrid, Spain. 2009-2010.

•  Associate Professor at Escuela Superior de Arquitectura y Tecnología (ESAYT), Universidad Camilo José Cela. Madrid, Spain. 2007-2013. 

•  Operating Committee Member of Cátedra Luis Barragán (Luis Barragán Institutional Conference). Sistema Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM). México City, México. 2001-2002.

•  Member of the Academic Senate of Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) on Mexico City Metropolitan Area zone, representing Mexico City Campus. México City, México. 2000-2002.

•  Architecture Department Chairperson of Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, (ITESM) Mexico City Campus. México City, México.1997-2002.

•  National Coordinator of Architecture Academy on the Tecnológico de Monterrey System. México, 2002.

•  Founder member and professor of the Architecture School on Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, (ITESM) Mexico City Campus. México City, México,1997.

•  Practice experience for more than 30 years. Winner of three Architectural Design awards Crystal Calli of the C.A.N.L.’s VI Biennial, Monterrey Mexico. Two on 1991 + one on 1987.

•  Participation on conferences at: Monterrey, Mexico City, Barcelona, Madrid, Zaragoza, Seville and Lisbon.

•  Publications. Book: Ética para una vivienda digna: el hábitat humano en función de las condiciones de sus usuarios (Ethics for Decent Housing: the human habitat according to its users’ conditions), ISBN 978-3-659-05573-7, 2012. Articles: Citizen’s Participation and Social Sustainability in the Making of the Built Environment, 2017. Alternative outlines of immigration: A case of repopulation of existing abandoned Spanish towns, 2016. Social Housing in Monterrey, Mexico, 2015. Towards socially sustainable towns, 2014. Alternative Villages, 2014. The Diagnosis in the Architectural Projects Teaching, 2012. Towards new immigration schemes, 2011. Towards a socially sustainable common village, 2010. Factual applications of the right to housing, 2008. Housing as a human heritage among society, 2008. Housing users in the globalization era, 2004.

•  From 2003 to 2007 collaborated in GIRAS GRUP (Grup de Recerca d'Arquitectura: Projectes, Territori i Societat) which belongs to Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona Tech), and from 2007 to 2013 was included in the research group within the Architecture Department of Camilo José Cela University, Madrid.

•  Member of CONAMA National Conference on Environment. Sustainable Development Summit. Spain 2007-2013.

•  Board Member of the International Scientific and Technical Committee & Editorial Review for the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Connecticut, CT

•  Reviewer on the Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture research board team from Ethan Publishing Company, El Monte, California, since 2016.

•  Associate Editor on the International Journal of the Constructed Environment for Volume 7 issue 4, December 2016.