Head, Department of Architecture
Ph.D., M.Arch II.,(McGill) B.Arch., (U Andes) Architect (CPNAA, Colombia)
219 Architecture 2 Building
Carlos I. Rueda has a Bachelor of Architecture (5-year Professional Degree) from Universidad de los Andes (Bogota Colombia). In Colombia as well, he pursued studies in History and Theory of Art and Architecture at Universidad Nacional, and holds a Graduate Diploma in Aesthetics and Architecture from Universidad Javeriana. In Canada Carlos Rueda continued his higher education with a Master of Architecture (M.Arch II Post-Professional degree in housing) followed by a PhD in History and Theory of Architecture, both from McGill University.
Licensed Architect by the CPNAA (Colombia) since 1992
Dr. Rueda is scholarly interested in creative processes, particularly disciplinary crossings between architecture, cognitive theory and literature, poetry specifically. Through these bridges or crossings, Rueda explores ideas of imagination in creative activity: generative processes of the architectural work and place-making.
Current Research and Publications
Carlos Rueda directs and is co-author of a series of books titled Syndesis
, published in English and Spanish, in collaboration with Professors Robert Mellin and Ricardo L. Castro (McGill) and Eduardo Aquino (Manitoba). Dr. Rueda authored a book on the critical history of modernism in Bogota titled Sendas de la Modernidad 1: Building Identities in Place
and is the editor of a series of volumes on the same subject in Colombia. Currently, at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Rueda is working on a project on architectural theory titled Poetic Historicity through the Modern Sieve
, with case studies on Alvaro Siza, Rogelio Salmona and Peter Zumthor. Carlos Rueda’s doctoral dissertation Place-Making as World Re-Creation was honored with the ARCC King Medal (2009).
2016 * [co-authors] Robert Mellin, and Ricardo L. Castro, Syndesis II: Architecture, Place, and Landscape
(Carlos Rueda editor, Spanish version translator, and series director) Bogota: Editorial Unipiloto.
2017 * [co-authors] Ricardo L. Castro and Eduardo Aquino, Syndesis III: Architecture, Place, and Landscape
(Carlos Rueda editor, Spanish version translator, and series director) Bogota: Editorial Unipiloto (in press.)
2016 Un Viaje a Hellas: Paisajes del Mito y la Razon
(Carlos Rueda, ed.) Bogota: Editiorial Unipiloto.
2015 “Place as a World of Experience; a Phenomenological Excursus” Written in Montreal: Texts in and about Place
(Carlos Rueda ed., and Spanish Translator.) Bogota: Editorial Unipiloto, 19-46
2016 “Vida después de la muerte de las grandes ciudades norteamericanas; encuentros y desencuentros de Lewis Mumford con Jane Jacobs.” Textos 26; Critica Arquitectura y Ciudad
. Bogota, Universidad nacional de Colombia, 89-106.
2017 [co-authors] Adriana Uribe and German Ramirez, “After the Dogma: the Modern Path of Diken Castro,” Paths of Modernity II: the Architectural Sources and Paths of Gabriel Serrano and Diken Castro
, Bogota: Editorial Unipiloto (in press.)
2014* “Cuestiones de método creativo. Metamorfosis y conciencia material en los procesos creativos en arquitectura.” Revista de Arquitectura
, 16, 58-67. https://dialnet.unirioja.es/descarga/articulo/5263290.pdf
2016* ”Re-creación e Historicidad en el Cedazo de la Modernindad: La Casa de Huespedes Ilustres de Rogelio Salmona.” Revista Nodo
, 10 (21), 9-21.
2016 “Perfect Seven,” Border Crossings
138 (35) 2.
Carlos Rueda holds an architectural practice. He is cofounder and associate in the architectural firm Monumental Arquitectura: http://www.monumental.com.co
Professor Rueda is a passionate teacher and lecturer with over 20 years of experience in Universities across the Americas and Europe. His teaching has been awarded at McGill University, and he has lectured in the most diverse academic venues and communities, in Canada, The United States, Colombia, Brazil, and the United Kingdom.
1. Cover of Syndesis II
Edited Co-authored and translated by Carlos Rueda
2. Biblioteca Villa Nueva by Monumental Arquitectura
3. Theoretical Project for the poetic spoliation of the ruins of El Dorado Airport, Bogota
4. Honorable Mention entry in international competition for the Museo de la Memoria, Bogota, Colombia
5. Honorable Mention entry in international competition for the Museo de la Memoria, Bogota, Colombia