Luis E. Carranza is Professor of Architecture and of Art and Architectural History. He obtained his BArch at the University of Southern California and his PhD in Architectural History and Theory from Harvard University. He teaches theoretically grounded design studios, the theory of architecture, the history of modern architecture, and seminars on modern architecture and art in Latin America.
His research and published work focuses primarily on modern architecture and art in Latin America (with an emphasis on Mexico). This work emphasizes how the relationships between social, literary, philosophical, and theoretical ideas impact the conceptualization and materialization of architecture and design. Much of his research on these themes can be found throughout his publications and, in particularly, in Architecture as Revolution: Episodes in the History of Modern Mexico (University of Texas Press, 2010) and in Modern Architecture in Latin America: Art, Technology, Utopia with Fernando Lara (University of Texas Press, 2015).