German Pallares Avitia

Assistant Professor

Germán Pallares is a Mexican architect and scholar. His research lies at the intersection of modernization, cultural relations, borders and politics in the context of Latin America and the US. Pallares’ work is interdisciplinary, drawing on fields such as border, Chicano and gender studies, environmental history and urbanism, and exploring post-colonial and decolonial concepts that refine understandings of territories, nations, identity and migration as they relate to architectural and urban conditions. He views borders as increasingly important sites for understanding politics, human rights and economic equity; as geographies of conflict that exceed their physical and political delineations and resonate across constructions of identity and networks of connection, communication and collaboration. 

Pallares has taught at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design and was a professor and chair of the School of Architecture at Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Santa Fe in Mexico City, teaching both studio and history & theory courses. At Tec de Monterrey he initiated and managed collaborative academic projects with international offices, such as Zaha Hadid Architects. He has been a guest critic in México, Spain and the US and has collaborated with Legorreta Arquitectos as a project designer/manager for the Aga Kahn Foundation’s University and Hospital Campus in Tanzania, Africa.

Fall 2022

  • ARCH-2352-01 Advanced Topics In Architectural Theory
  • IDISC-2352-01 Advanced Topics In Architectural Theory

Spring 2023

  • ARCH-21ST-04 Advanced Studio