Quilian Riano
(b. Bogotá, Colombia)
DSGN AGNC Founder and Principal
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 a designer, researcher, writer, and educator currently working out of Brooklyn, New York. Quilian founded DSGN AGNC and is its principal. Quilian works with teams to create comprehensive research that can be used to propose a variety of targeted policies, actions and designs at various scales — from pamphlets to architectures to landscapes.

Quilian is committed to design education, currently teaching theory-based Design and Urban Ecologies studios at Parsons, The New School for Design in the undergraduate and graduate programs of the School of Design Strategies. Quilian has also taught architectural and urban design studios at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and the City College of New York. Quilian attended University of Florida for a Bachelors of Design in Architecture and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design for a Masters of Architecture. TEACHING CV.

Quilian has won awards from the Vilcek Foundation, the American Society of Landscape Architects, Harvard University, The Boston Society of Architects and his work has been featured at the Venice Biennale, Queens Museum of Art, Harvard University, Parsons The Neschool of Design, among others. Quilian also collaborates on a variety of architectural, urban, design and research projects with other groups, including Estudio Teddy CruzArchinectPlaces Journal#lgnlgnHarvard UniversityParsons The New School for Design, the Queens Museum of Art and the non-profit Architecture 2030. These projects often cross disciplinary boundaries and are located in Africa, Europe and North, Central and South America.

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