Mariana Ibañez
Published July 13, 2017
Updated April 19, 2021

Mariana Ibañez is an associate professor and the chair of the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, and  the co-founder and principal of the architectural studio Ibañez Kim. Her research is in the disciplinary core of architecture and its growing periphery, with a focus on the relationship between technology, culture and the environment.

Her practice as an architect includes projects in Canada, the U.S., Argentina and Cambridge, with research into the future of theater and performance spaces. Ibañez’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the MAXXI Museum in Rome, and the National Art Museum in Beijing. Her publications include two edited volumes, Paradigms in Computing and Organization or Design?

Expertise: Architecture and technology, performance spaces, urban design

Location: Los Angeles, Calif.


Heard presenting at the Harvard Graduate School of Design 

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