CONTACT | PRESS ABOUT QUILIAN
–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
(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 an architectural and urban designer, researcher, writer, and educator working out of Brooklyn, New York. Quilian is 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 with stakeholders and trans-disciplinary teams to create comprehensive research that can be used to propose a variety of spatial designs, targeted policies and actions that seek to increase agency at various scales — from pamphlets to strategic master plans to architectures to landscapes. 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, currently teaching architectural and urban design studios at Parsons, The New School for Design in the undergraduate and graduate programs of the School of Design Strategies and the Urban Design programs at the Anne Spitzer School of Architecture of The City College of New York. Quilian has also taught architectural and urban design studios at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, Pratt Institute of Technology, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and the City College of New York. Quilian attended University of Florida for a Bachelors of Design (BDes) in Architecture and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design for a Masters of Architecture (MArch). QUILIAN’S TEACHING CV.