Joaquin Medina Warmburg

2017 PLAS Visiting Scholar / Princeton-Mellon Fellow

Ph.D. Architectural Theory, RWTH University, Aachen, Germany


Joaquín Medina Warmburg (link is external) is an architect and professor in the History of Architecture and Urban Development at the Kaiserslautern University of Technology. Warmburg received a Ph.D. in architectural theory from the RWTH University in Aachen, Germany; he has taught at several European and Latin American universities such as RWTH Aachen, the University of Wuppertal, the Academie van Maastricht Bouwkunst, and the University of Buenos Aires. He is currently the Head of the Walter Gropius Chair at DAAD, in Buenos Aires. His research interests include nineteenth and twentieth century architecture and urbanism with a focus on international cultural exchanges in architecture and urban planning. Warmburg’s current research project, "Beyond Industrial Design: Architecture and Environment in the Interplay between Latin America and HfG Ulm" is aimed at relating environmental issues in the world today to specific historical processes in Latin America in an international context.