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Francisco Colom

Associate
Boston, MA, USA

Francisco is an architect who has practiced in Spain, Azerbaijan, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. He joined MASS in 2018 as a Harvard Fellow and is now an Associate at the Boston office.

Francisco holds a Master in Design Studies with Distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor and Master of Architecture with Highest Distinction from the University of Alicante, where he was appointed as Honorary Professor of the Department of Architectural Design. At Harvard, his thesis looked at how the conservation of modernist colonial architecture represents an imposition of Western scientific knowledge as the universal model of reality and advocated the transition of architecture and design to practices rooted in a global ecology of knowledges.

Francisco is the recipient of the Fundacion La Caixa Fellowship for Postgraduate Studies, the European Union Tempo Project Scholarship, the Harvard Eduard Sekler Fellowship, and the Harvard GSD Community Service Fellowship. He is Editor at More Than Green, a multimedia platform for education on creative sustainability, and Obl/que, a journal at the intersection of critical theories, conservation, and design. Francisco’s work has been exhibited at the 15th and 16th Venice Architecture Biennale.