CONTACT | PRESS ABOUT QUILIAN
–Gaming the System: role-playing spatial and political change – Archinect, August 2016.
–Which Public?: Conflict as Catalyst – ARPA Journal, June 2014
–Identifying the Designer as Worker Essay by Peggy Deamer, Quilian Riano, and Manuel Shvartzberg on behalf of The Architecture Lobby
–Essay on #whOWNSpace for MAS Context
–Harvard GSD TransUrban Series -03/04 Valdespartera/Sarriguren (Co-Writer/Editor)
–Harvard GSD TransUrban Series 02: Solar City (Student Researcher/Designer)
–Renacer del Rio Tajo – Harvard GSD book (Student Editor/Designer)
–2030 Palette Blog
–Ecological Urbanism Blog
–trays – Harvard GSD Student Journal 2006-2009 Editor and Founder
–Baseball Stadiums in Cuba 1946-1991 (University of Florida Research Report)
DSGN AGNC Founder and Principal
Parsons The New School of Design, Part-Time Assistant Professor
Masters of Architecture – Harvard University | Graduate School of Design
Bachelors of Design (Summa Cum Laude) – University of Florida | School of Architecture
Quilian (pronounced: Killian) is an architectural, strategy and urban designer, researcher, writer, and educator working out of Brooklyn, New York. Currently, Quilian is a Senior Urban and Strategic Designer/Researcher to support a more equitable built environment in the Office of the Chief Architect at New York City’s Department of Design and Construction.
Quilian is also the founder and principal of DSGN AGNC, a collaborative design/research studio exploring political engagement through architecture, urbanism and art.
In practice and academia, Quilian works to create forensic research models into policies that affect urban spaces, often alongside local stakeholders and transdisciplinary teams, that in turn can be used to propose a variety of spatial designs, targeted policies and actions that seek to increase local agency. This process has been used for public plaza, garden and park projects with groups such as the Queens Museum of Art, the Van Alen Institute, the Design Trust for Public Space, Phoenix’s Desert Botanical Garden, often working with immigrant and other underserved communities.
Quilian is committed to design education as a part-time Assistant Professor teaching architectural and urban design studios at Parsons, The New School for Design. Quilian has also taught architectural and urban design studios at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, Carleton University, Syracuse University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and the City College of New York. Quilian received a Bachelors of Design (BDes) Summa Cum Laude from the University of Florida and a Masters of Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. QUILIAN’S TEACHING CV.