Margarita Jover

Margarita Jover received a Master of Architecture degree from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 1995. Together with Iñaki Alday, she founded aldayjover architecture and landscape in 1996 in Barcelona, Spain. The multidisciplinary, research-based practice focuses on innovation, and is particularly renowned for its leadership in a new approach to the relation between cities and rivers, in which the natural dynamics of flooding become part of the public space. Margarita is tenured Professor of Architecture at Tulane University in New Orleans. Previously, she was associate professor at the University of Virginia where she first got tenured in 2017. Margarita has also taught at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, the University of Navarra and the University of Vic. She is co-author of the book Ecologies of Prosperity (ORO Editors, 2018), and The Water Park (ACTAR, 2008). Margarita has been jury of honor awards as the FAD Architecture Prize or the Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize for Architecture (2015), and of international competitions such us the Glories Square in Barcelona or the Hainan Eco-Island in China. Both in academic research and in practice, Jover promotes a broader understanding of Architecture that aims to contribute to mitigate and reverse socio ecological crises.