José A. Carrillo

Associate Professor of Architecture

School of Architecture, Art & Design

Department of Architecture


Doctoral Researcher, University of Alicante, Spain
Master in Sustainable Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Alicante, Spain
M.Arch., University of Alicante, Spain
B.Arch., University of Alicante, Spain
B.Arch. in Building Engineering, University of Alicante, Spain
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José A. Carrillo joined AUD in September 2015. He is an architect, building engineer and doctoral researcher with combined international experience.

As an academician, Prof. Carrillo’s research interest relates to two areas. The first area, subject of his PhD thesis, follows his academic specialization in the field of Digital Design and Fabrication. The research is based on the cross-relationship between theoretical discourse, professional emerging practices and current teaching in architecture. The second area is focused on the study and proposals of new architectural typologies and urban actions for the construction of the tourist identity in cities whose growth models entail discontinuities and ruptures with the past.

As a practicing architect and building engineer, he has over 20 years of international experience between Spain, Amsterdam, Baku and Dubai. He worked on different national and international urban, architectural and interior design projects.

Prof. Carrillo is the project director of the course archEatable since 2018. ArchEatable is a one-of-a-kind course across the world that explores the limits of teaching throughout an interdisciplinary and philosophical approach between architecture and the ephemeral stenographic art of gastronomy.

He has been the manager of International Workshops, Conferences and Lecture Series related to Sustainability and Architectural Design among which could be mentioned the “Mediterranean vs Caspian” congress held in Baku in 2014, “Escaping Venice” International Architecture Workshop in Venice during the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, “Masking Madrid” International Workshop in Architecture and Urban Design, Madrid 2017, the “1st AIAS International Conference” Dubai, March 2018, and “Radical Cities” International Workshop in Architecture and Urban Design, Madrid 2020.

Moreover, Prof. Carrillo creative work has been awarded in renowned international competitions, published in books and magazines, and exhibited in prestigious international fairs such as the Venice Architecture Biennale and Art Dubai.

He received the American University in Dubai Provost’s Award for Innovation in Teaching 2018-19 and the American University in Dubai President’s Award for Teaching Excellence 2019-20. He was Solar Decathlon Middle East Faculty Advisor SDME 2016-2018 and he is AIAS Faculty Advisor since 2018.

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