ALBERTO DE SALVATIERRA

Urbanism professor, avid traveler, MCU stan. 

Alberto de Salvatierra is an Assistant Professor of Urbanism and Data in Architecture and Director of the Center for Civilization at the University of Calgary School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, and Founding Principal of PROXIIMA. An interdisciplinary polymath, architectural designer, and landscape urbanist, Alberto’s research and work focuses on material flows as infrastructure at the urban and civilizational scales while also working within the broader frameworks of planetary urbanization and landscape as urbanism. His work has been published widely and exhibited both domestically and abroad, such as in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Italy, Japan, Australia, Sweden and Serbia. In 2019, he was part of the Harvard Kennedy School’s inaugural STS (Science, Technology and Society) program on Expertise, Trust and Democracy, and an invited panelist and delegate to the United Nations. Alberto is the past recipient of Cornell’s Robert James Eidlitz Fellowship, Harvard Library’s inaugural May Crane Fellowship, and Harvard GSD’s Penny White Prize. He has previously taught at Cornell University, the Boston Architectural College, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, la Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and the UNLV School of Architecture. Alberto holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and both a Master of Landscape Architecture and a Master of Design Studies in Urbanism, Landscape and Ecology from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.