DSGN AGNC, Founder/Principal
Parsons The New School of Design, Part-Time Assistant Professor
Masters of Architecture – Harvard University | Graduate School of Design
Bachelor of Design (Summa Cum Laude) – University of Florida | School of Architecture
Quilian (pronounced: Killian) is an architectural and urban designer, researcher, writer, and educator. Quilian is the founder and lead designer of DSGN AGNC, a design studio exploring new forms of political engagement and co-creation through architecture, urbanism, landscapes and art. Quilian/DSGN AGNC’s design work has been featured at the Venice Biennale, Queens Museum of Art, Harvard University, The Storefront for Art and Architecture, The New Museum, among others. Currently, Quilian teaches graduate architecture and urban design studios at Kent State University and has also taught design studios at Harvard University, Carleton University, Columbia University, Parsons The New School of Design, The Pratt Institute, Syracuse University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and the City College of New York. Quilian is a board member of the Architecture Lobby and a core member of Design as Protest and Dark Matter University.
Quilian has won awards from the Vilcek Foundation, the American Society of Landscape Architects, Harvard University, The Boston Society of Architects, Next City and his work has been featured at the Venice Biennale, Queens Museum of Art, Harvard University, Parsons The New School of Design, The Storefront for Art and Architecture, The New Museum, The Austrian Cultural Forum, among others. Quilian has received fellowships from the Queens College, The Institute for Public Architecture, the J. Max Bond Jr. Center for the Just City, and the Design Trust for Public Space, among others.
Quilian Riano is also the Associate Director of Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC), where he provides strategy and design coordination for the CUDC’s urban design, applied research, engagement, publication and academic activities.
Quilian holds a Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida and a Masters of Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD).
EMAIL: quilian @ dsgnagnc . com
FULL LIST OF PREVIOUS AGNTS
DK Osseo-Asare* (Ghana), ’09-’11
Fernando Canteli de Castro, ’16
Miguel Castaneda, ’14
Rena Mande ’11-’14
Danielle Letitia ’09-’14
Nic Ter Meer ’09-’14
Jessica Sanclemente ’12-’14
Scarlett Esion ’13-’14
Matt Uminski ’13
Melissa Frost (NYC) ’11-’12
Philip Grimaldi (NYC) ’11-’12
Amanda Rekemeyer (NYC) ’11-’12
Mark Gusmann (CA) ’10-’11
Zenon Tech-Czarny (NYC) ’10-’11
Rachel Lehrer (NYC) ’11
Howard Chambers (NYC) ’11
Patricia Florescu (Boston) ’10-’11