Miguel Lopez Melendez is a Doctor of Design student at Harvard Graduate School of Design where he studies the architectural and philosophical interpretation of the term "autonomy" to formulate the autonomy of urbanism as a reevaluation of our concrete urban experience rather than a sterile definition of urbanism.
Miguel holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico) and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He worked in FR-EE Fernando Romero Enterprise, TEN Arquitectos of Enrique Norten and Tecnologico de Monterrey, where he collaborated as Design Studio Instructor. At Harvard, he has worked in several research projects such as the Housing Surplus Project (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil), Topaz Project (Monterrey, Mexico) and A Sustainable Future for EXUMA (Bahamas). Besides working on his doctoral research, he works as Research Assistant for the Dean Mohsen Mostafavi.