Iñaki Aldayaki Alday, Hyper-Real Drivers
Iñaki Alday, founder and principal with Margarita Jover of 'aldayjover arquitectura y paisaje', has begun his appointment in August 1, 2011, as the Elwood R. Quesada Professor of Architecture and Chair of the Department of Architecture. Previously, Iñaki Alday has been associate professor in the School of Architecture of Valles (Barcelona, Polytechnic University of Catalonia) as well as lecturer and visiting professor in several other universities. Both the academic appointment and the current practice of the office face the demand of a new attitude in front of the professional and academic challenges of the contemporary transformation. The role of Architecture and Architects, the interdisciplinary work and integration of scales, the new nontraditional programs as infrastructures and energy or the social and environmental ethics are some of the challenges to face with a global vision.