Born in Costa Rica, Luis Diego Quirós graduated from the UniDis - Universidad del Diseño, where he obtained the Best Thesis Award for his investigation in Ecotechnology and Bioclimatic High-Rise Design. He obtained his Masters Degree from Kansas State University, where he taught as a Graduate Instructor for more than 2 years. After his return to Costa Rica, he was part of the Thesis Committee at the UniDis and has been invited to and attended and teach in various international courses such as the Architectural Association’s Visiting Teachers Program 2004 and the Harvard GSD+UniDis Joint Studio in 2008.
After working and collaborating with two international firms, in 2006 Quirós established his own studio: Luis Diego Quirós Arquitectura and has since designed and developed projects both in Costa Rica and internationally. His professional work focuses on sustainable and bioclimatic design and the sensory experience of architecture. His designs have been published in specialized magazines and his project M_House was selected as one of the 50 Best Houses published by SU CASA Magazine in 2009.
Professor Quirós joined the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at the University of Maryland in 2009. His academic work expands his professional interests and includes research on the actual and future urban conditions in Latin American cities. He teaches architectural design studios at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including the Comprehensive Studio - which integrates design with advance technology, Topical Studios on Bioclimatic High and Mid-rise Architecture and CORE courses using Blended Learning strategies such as Introduction to the Built Environment.