Carnegie Mellon University

Dean, ELISAVA School of Design, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain


Xavier Costa Guix is currently Dean of the ELISAVA School of Design at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in Barcelona.  He also directs the Metropolis Graduate Program in Architecture at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya. As an architect, scholar and critic, Dr. Costa is known for his curatorial work for the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation in Barcelona. He earned his PhD from Univer­sity of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Costa was recently visiting professor at the Architectural Association, London, and has also taught at Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, the Berlage Institute, and the Metropo­lis Graduate Program in Architecture, Barcelona. His publications include Wiel Arets: Projects, Writings, Works, with Hélène Binet; Habitats, Tectonics, Landscapes, with Michael Speaks, Ignasi de Solà-Morales, and Ole Bouman; Fabrications, with Terence Riley, Aaron Betsky, and Mark Rob­bins; New Territories, New Landscapes, with Eduard Bru; Sert: Architect in New York; Archi­tecture of the Modern Movement in Spain and Portugal, 1925-1965; Situationists. Art, Politics, Urbanism; and You Are Here: Architecture and Flows of Information, with Laura Kurgan.