Discipline: Architecture – text

Ivonne Santoyo-Orozco

Discipline: Architecture – text
Region: Red Hook, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Ivonne Santoyo-Orozco is an architect, historian, and educator. Her research explores architecture as an interface between contemporary forms of governance and capital with an interest in the spatio-political transformation of property regimes in Mexico. She is an assistant professor of architecture at Bard College where she co-directs the new architecture program. Previously, she taught at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, Iowa State University’s College of Design, University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury, and Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London. As an architect, she has collaborated with Arup Integrated Urbanism, Foster + Partners, Wiel Arets, and Fernando Romero. Her work has been exhibited at Think Space in Zagreb, the Venice Biennale, and Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City, among other venues. She has been the recipient of several grants including a Collection Research Grant from the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal and a PhD fellowship from the Mexican National Fund for Culture and the Arts.

At MacDowell, she worked on a book proposal for a manuscript provisionally titled Architecture as Property: Spatio-political histories of Mexican common lands.


New Jersey

Ivonne Santoyo-Orozco worked in the New Jersey studio.

The yellow clapboard New Jersey Studio, located on a grassy, sloping site, was funded by the New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs and built as an exact replica of Monday Music Studio (1913). The studio’s porch rests on fieldstone piers that increase in height as the ground slopes to the west. Like Monday Music Studio, New Jersey…

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