Lopez-Pineiro, Sergio

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Sergio Lopez-Pineiro is an interdisciplinary architect who explores voids as socio-spatial phenomena of freedom, diversity, and spontaneity.

He is the director of Holes of Matter, a design studio operating at the intersection of architecture and landscape. It aims to examine the patterns arising from the mutual influence between socio-cultural forces and spatial organizations and imagine gaps in them as the means to redefine relations between individual and collective forms of life.

Lopez-Pineiro is the author of A Glossary of Urban Voids (Jovis, 2020) and Typologies for Big Words (ORO, 2022). His projects and texts have been published internationally by a+t, MAS Context, Bracket, arq: Architecture Research Quarterly, Places, 2G, Landscape Architecture Frontiers, and others, and his work has received support from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and MacDowell.

He is an Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture & Urban Planning (SARUP) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he teaches design studios and theory seminars focusing on the public aspects of the built environment. He has previously held the 2006-07 Reyner Banham Fellowship at the University at Buffalo and the 2014-15 Daniel Urban Kiley Fellowship at Harvard University.

Lopez-Pineiro is a licensed architect in Spain. He trained at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM) and received his Master of Architecture II degree from Princeton University, where he was awarded the Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize. Lopez-Pineiro is a licensed architect in Spain.

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Master of Architecture II, School of Architecture, Princeton University
Architect, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain


ARCH 810 Architectural Design I

Selected Work

Typologies for Big Words (Novato, CA: ORO Editions, 2022).

A Glossary of Urban Voids (Berlin: Jovis, 2020).

Book Chapters
In progress: “What is the Color of the Wildfire Orange Sky? An Outline for an Aesthetic Sensibility under Climate Change” in Tulay Atak, Luis Callejas, Jonathan Scelsa, and Jorgen Tandberg, eds., Pedagogical Experiments in Architecture for a Changing Climate (London: Routledge, 2023).

“On the Precarity of the Impasse” in Imma Forino and Bertrando Bonfantini, eds., Urban Interstices in Italy: Design Experiences (LetteraVentidue: Siracusa, 2021), 9-18.

“Pre-occupations: Building Foundations as Interchronic Landscapes” in Nikole Bouchard, ed., Waste Matters: Adaptive Reuse for Productive Landscapes (New York: Routledge, 2020), 126-137.

“Scratch That!” in Cannon Ivers, ed., Staging Urban Landscapes: The Activation and Curation of Flexible Public Spaces (Basel: Birkhäuser, 2018), 66-71.

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