Cristina Parreño Alonso

Cristina Parreño Alonso is a licensed architect, researcher and educator who specializes in the activation of public spaces through architectural and art installations. Her research Transtectonics, looks at non-conventional assemblies of materials investigating perception and materiality as active triggers of new forms of cultural and social exchange. Her firm Cristina Parreño Architecture was granted with the European Award 40 under 40 in 2014, and the emerging firms award for the “Design Biennial Boston 2015”. Her work has been published in the journals JAE, ACADIA, Quaderns, Architect Newspaper. Cristina has taught at the State University of NY at Buffalo, Harvard GSD and MIT School of Architecture and Planning where she currently teaches graduate and undergraduate design studios.