Assistant Professor of Architecture
Laia Mogas-Soldevila is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design. She was previously a visiting professor for post-professional studio at Cornell University's Department of Architecture and an instructor at MIT Department of Architecture and MIT MediaLab. Laia is co-principal at DumoLab focusing on virtual and physical practices redefining the extent of the architect's role. Laia's teaching and research interests are on new material practices bridging science and design. Her pedagogy supports theory and applied methodology understanding cultural, industrial, economical, and ecological aspects of materials and materialization in architecture. She has built scholarship over the past eight years reconsidering matter as a fundamental design driver and scientifically redesigning it towards unprecedented capabilities. She holds an interdisciplinary doctorate bridging biomedical engineering, life sciences, and digital design from Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences, two master's degrees from MIT School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and is a licensed architect with a minor in Fine Arts by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia School of Architecture.