Luis F. Rico-Gutierrez became dean of the Iowa State University College of Design on July 1, 2009. He previously served on the architecture faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, for 13 years, and as associate dean of the university’s College of Fine Arts for the last eight of those years. From 2001 to 2006, he also was chair of the steering committee for the Studio for Creative Inquiry, a multidisciplinary arts research center within the College of Fine Arts. He had directed Carnegie Mellon’s Remaking Cities Institute since 2006.

Rico-Gutierrez was a professor in the School of Architecture at ITESM, Queretaro, Mexico, from 1993 to 1996 and manager of the architecture department at Fundacion Rafael Leoz, Madrid, Spain, from 1991 to 1993. He is professionally accredited in Mexico and Spain. He earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture (1986) from ITESM and a graduate degree (1988) from Fundacion Rafael Leoz. He earned a master’s in building science (1997) from Carnegie Mellon. His research includes the use of information technology in the design process and grassroots participatory practice in urban design.


How to Cite: Rico-Gutierrez, L. (2010) “Bridges”, Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity. 11(1).