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Juan Fernández González

Juan Fernández González is a current student in the Master of Architecture I program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, having obtained a B.Sc. Architecture degree from McGill University in 2019. He is interested in mathematics and architecture, circulation and mobility, universal design, and hand drawing in architecture. His work has been published by Buildings and Cities, the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, and the Nexus Network Journal, among others, and has been featured on the websites of the Harvard Graduate School of Design and McGill University. Juan has been a speaker at the Canadian Mathematical Society Winter Meeting, the Sixth International Conference on Universal Design, the Universities Art Association of Canada, and the Nexus Network Conference. During his time at the GSD, he co-founded the GSD Sketching Group with Olivia Champ “to dignify sketching within the design professions and to strengthen its relevance in a university context.” He has also worked for Frida Escobedo’s studio in Mexico City.

Juan spent his childhood in “the city of eternal spring”, Cuernavaca, Mexico. As a 2022 MCI Fellow, he conducted research on the relationship between hiddenness and informality of transportation systems in Mexico City. His MCI research can be found here.