Javier Galindo is an architect and designer based in New York City. He was born in Havana, Cuba in 1980.
He is the recipient of the 2015 Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome, the KPF Fellowship, and several competition awards.
His practice investigates the role of impermanence and fragmentation in architectural discourse and expression. Working with form and color as allegorical instruments, the work aims to produce ambiguous and simultaneous readings, accompanied by sublime effects.
Previous to forming JGCH, Javier was an Associate Principal and Senior Designer at Kohn Pedersen Fox in NYC from 2008 to 2015. During that time, he led and worked in the design and construction stages of several national and international projects, ranging from super-tall towers to mixed-use urban masterplans.
He has also practiced professionally in other design firms in Miami and San Francisco.
As an assistant instructor at Cornell University, he has taught visual studies and representation courses.
He is often an invited lecturer and guest critic and his work has been published in A+U, Concept and Threshold journals.
He received a Masters of Architecture from Cornell University, where he was the recipient of the Best Thesis Prize, and a Bachelors of Architecture from FIU in Miami.
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