Carlos Meza

Instructor

Carlos Meza, Graduated from La Javerina University in Bogota Colombia and holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute in New York City. During and after his Postgraduate studies, has studied theory and practice of generative design methodologies through different modeling softwares like; 3d Max, Maya, Rhino, as well as new fabrication technologies such as rapid prototyping, laser-cutting and CNC milling machines. Right now he is exploring digital fabrication techniques with a CNC milling machine at his studio in /bushwick- Brooklyn/, focusing on wood and concrete as his primary material of exploration. In 2005 won first place, in an Architecture competition, to design a Library for the Municipality of Villanueva Colombia; The project finished construction in 2009 and has been widely published in international magazines and books. The Library represented Colombia in the Pan-American Biennial of Architecture in 2010 and received a honorable mention at the 2010 Biennale of Architecture in Colombia.

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  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.