Adjunct Assistant Professor
PhD Candidate, School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB), Spain
Master of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Architect, School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB), Spain
Iker Gil is an architect and the director of MAS Studio, a collaborative architecture and urban design firm. MAS Studio also develops its work in other fields such as research, exhibitions, and publications. Some of the most recent work of MAS studio includes "Cut. Join. Play.," the winning entry for the Architecture for Humanity Chicago street furniture competition; "Inside Marina City," a project done with photographer Andreas E.G. Larsson that documents the residents and units of the Marina City complex; and "Envisioning Titletown," a proposal developed with PORT that creates a new vibrant urban district around Lambeau Field.
He is the editor in chief of the quarterly design journal MAS Context that addresses issues that affect the urban context. He is also the editor of the book Shanghai Transforming published by ACTAR in 2008. In addition, he was the curator of the exhibition Shanghai Transforming at Virginia Tech (2010) and the Chicago Architecture Foundation (2008), and the exhibition Synchronizing Geometry held at S.R. Crown Hall at the Illinois Institute of Technology (2006). Since 2010, he is the director of the architecture and urban lecture series at the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago.
Iker is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Casa Asia, and most recently the 2010 Emerging Visions Award from the Chicago Architectural Club.