Alejandro Zaera-Polo is an architect and co-founder of London/Barcelona/Zurich/Princeton based Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Maider Llaguno Architecture (AZPML). He graduated from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid with Honors and obtained an MARCH2 degree from Harvard GSD with Distinction. He worked at OMA in Rotterdam prior to establishing first FOA in 1993, and Alejandro Zaera-Polo architecture in 2011, the vehicles where he has developed a successful international professional practice since. In parallel to his professional activities, Alejandro Zaera-Polo has developed a substantial role within academia. He is currently the dean of the school of architecture at Princeton University and was the former Dean of the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. He was a Visiting Professor at Princeton University and the inaugural Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor at Yale. He has published extensively as a theorist in El Croquis, Quaderns, A+U, Arch+, Volume, Log and many other international magazines and is a member of the London School of Economics Urban Age project. He has recently published Sniper’s Log, a compilation of his most relevant writings. Maider Llaguno, becomes Alejandro Zaera-Polo's partner in 2013 after having worked for Foreign Office Architects in London since 2006 where she was involved in several projects such as the Trinity office complex in the city of London and the Ravensbourne college of design and communication as well as in various design competitions. She graduated from ETSASS/ETSAB with honors in 2006 and from GSAPP Columbia University with distinction (excellence in design) in 2009. She has taught at different universities in USA and Europe, Barnard college and GSAPP Columbia University in New York, the Structural design department at the architecture school at the ETH Zurich, and together with Alejandro Zaera-Polo at Yale School of Architecture and Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. She has finished the doctorate coursework at the Institute of Technology in Architecture ETH Zurich, and she is currently developing her thesis on urban physics, focusing on the role of architectural form and materiality in the microclimate of the street canyon, research that is being developed between the Environmental Engineering department at Princeton University and the architecture school ETH Zurich.