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Luis Pancorbo Crespo

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Architecture
Department: Department of Architecture
Office location and address
Campbell Hall 311
110 Bayly Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
PhD, The Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid
Master of Advanced Studies on Research, The Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid
Master of Architecture, The Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid

Luis focuses his professional practice on the submission of international architectural competitions. Associated with Ines Martin Robles, he has won 17 awards in different competitions and 10 awards for their built work, including the recent AZ Awards in Canada, AR awards of AIA, and the ACSA Faculty Design Award. Their work has been published in numerous international magazines.

His research interests focus on the technical dimension of architecture and its influence on the methodology of architectural design, American industrial architecture, and industrial ruins and derelict productive landscapes. He has widely published in peer review journals and achieved a Ph.D with a dissertation entitled “Albert Kahn Inc. Architecture as a Technical Object”.

Luis Pancorbo has been for 8 years associate Professor in the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM), and from 2011 to 2015 associate Professor in ESNE School of Design, Madrid.

ARCH 2021: Summer Intro to Design Studio 1
Credits: 6
Prerequisite: ARCH 2010 or 2011, for undergraduate transfer students accepted by the Dept. of Architecture only. The second architectural studio in the core curriculum fosters the development of the beginning design student's design methodology founded on thoughtful, creative, ethical and rigorous work practices in service of exploring meaningful formal and spatial propositions.
ARCH 5800: Vicenza Program I
Credits: 3
Summer study abroad in Vicenza, Italy. Students will be introduced to Italian culture through the study of architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning. Both the formal ideals as well as the constructed reality of these three subjects will be studied through critical observation and documentation of universal conditions and critical junctures.
ARCH 5801: Vicenza Program II
Credits: 3
Vicenza Program II will be taught in the summer study abroad program in Vicenza, Italy. Students will continue to be introduced to Italian culture through the study of architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning.
ARCH 6010: Foundation Studio I
Credits: 6
Introductory design problems in architecture for  First Professional degree students.  Emphasizes developing a systemic approach to design on the land and in the city through experience with a constructional kit of parts and an awareness of the role of architectural theory and history in the design process. The faculty reviews all work in ARCH 6010-6020 to determine the progress and potential of each student.
ARCH 7020: Foundation Studio IV
Credits: 6
Intermediate-level design problems, emphasizing structure, enclosure, life safety and building systems. Prerequisite: ALAR 7010
ARCH 7230: Building Workshop III
Credits: 3
The Building Integration Workshop Series addresses building science and technology topics that influence the built environment for safe and healthy human occupation. BIW III focuses on the synthesis of building structure, construction, energy use, and ethical considerations. Students develop a complete architectural project, critical building sections, and construction details using Building Information Modeling and other tools.
ALAR 8020: Design Development Studio
Credits: 6
Advanced vertical studio, exploring complex issues and sites, often through interdisciplinary design research. Typical projects include brownfields, urban landscape infrastructure, and sustainable designs. Prerequisite: ARCH 8010 or LAR 8010
ARCH 8230: Building Synthesis
Credits: 3
This course investigates, develops and applies environmental and design strategies at various scales of operation through the concurrent ARCH 8020 Comprehensive Design Research Studio 2.
ARCH 8800: Teaching Experience
Credits: 3
Teaching Experience Prerequisite: Permission of the chair.
ARCH 8801: Research Experience
Credits: 3
Student will engage with faculty on selected topics in Architecture Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
ALAR 8995: Thesis II
Credits: 6
Thesis II . Prerequisite: ALAR 8100 and permission of the chair.
ALAR 8999: Non-Topical Design Research-Masters
Credits: 1–12
Independent Design Thesis Studio. Prerequisite: ALAR 8100 and permission of the chair.

2018. ACSA 2017-2018 Architectural Education Awards. Faculty Design Award.

2017. STUDIO PRIZE. The Architect Magazine. AIA.

2017. Shortlisted for the S.ARCH 2018 AWARD. Venice, Italy.

2017. Excellence Award in Professional - Non-Commissioned Projects. AIA DC’s UNBUILT Awards. 

2017. Finalist. ODA (Obra del año- Building of the year) Plataforma arquitectura-Arch Daily.

2017. Finalist. Architizer A+Awards. Architizer USA.

2017. Faculty Research Award. School of Architecture. University of Virginia.

2016. UVA Arts Council Grant.

2016. Citation. R+D Awards. Architect Magazine. USA.

2016. First Prize. AZ Awards 2016. Canada.

2015. Honorable Mention. COAM 2015. Premio Luis Moreno Mansilla.

2015. Runner Up. Spanish Architecture Award

2015. Runner Up. Lamp lighting Awards.

2014. Scholarship of the Social Council of the UPM.