Matias del Campo

Matias del Campo is a registered architect and designer and an associate professor of architecture at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

His obsessive explorations of contemporary moods are fueled by the opulent repertoire of materialization protocols in nature, cutting-edge technologies, and philosophical inquiry that together form a comprehensive design ecology. In 2003, he co-founded (with Sandra Manninger) the architectural practice SPAN in Vienna. SPAN gained wide recognition for its winning competition entry for the Austrian Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, as well as the new Brancusi Museum in Paris.

SPAN’s work was featured at Venice Biennale in 2012; at ArchiLab 2013 in Orléans, France; at Architecture Biennale in Beijing in 2008 and 2010; and in the solo show, “Formations,” at the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna in 2011. In 2017, SPAN’s work was shown in a solo exhibition at the Fab Union Gallery in Shanghai. Most recently, del Campo was awarded the [email protected] Fellowship, served as technical chair of the ACADIA Conference, and guest-edited an issue of Architectural Design. His latest book, Sublime Bodies (Tongji Press), was published in 2017.

He earned his Master of Architecture from the University of Applied Arts Vienna and his PhD from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.


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