Jose Alfredo Ramirez is an architect and landscape urbanist, director of Groundlab and Co-Director of the Landscape Urbanism MArch/MSc Graduate Programme at the Architectural Association.
Alfredo’s research expands the realm of landscape urbanism into contemporary cartographic practices, digital and physical simulations of landscape dynamics, landscape policies and its impact in the built environment and the concept of territory as the political aspect of Landscape Urbanism disciplines.
At Groundlab, Jose Alfredo has been key to the development of projects such as the Olympic Master Plan for London 2012, the recent redevelopment of 12 km of Santiago de Chile’s main avenue, Alameda/Providencia, into an integral transport and urban corridor and the winning proposal to redevelop Sokolniki Park, the biggest park in Moscow, among others.
Jose Alfredo has published several articles and books, including the forthcoming title ‘Towards a Territorial Praxis’ as well as given lectures on the topic of AA Landscape Urbanism, Territorial Praxis and the work of Groundlab worldwide.
Clara Olóriz Sanjuán is a research and practising architect. She developed her PhD on the relationship between architecture and technology through production systems at the ETSAUN and AA. Along with her PhD research, she has contributed to several congresses and magazines and she co-directs an AA research cluster on Urban Prototypes. She teaches at AALU Masters programme and at the University of Navarra and has participated in several workshops worldwide. She is also co-directing the AA Visiting School ‘Computing Topos’ in Bilbao. Currently she works as a project leader and consultant for Groundlab in London.
Gustavo Romanillos is an architect and researcher interested in the spatial analysis of urban and territorial dynamics. He completed his degree in Architecture at the ETSAM, and a Master in Geographic Information Technologies at the UCM. His research and teaching activities are being developed in different Spanish universities, Nicaragua and the UK.