Urtzi Grau is an architect, director of the Master of Architecture at the University of Technology Sydney and co-founder of GFA an entity of variable boundaries and questionable taste. His practice has received the AIA New York New Practices Award, has been shortlisted for MoMA PS1, the Miami Design pavilion and the Guggenheim Helsinki Competition. FKAA work of the Indo Pacific Region has been presented in the Chicago Architectural Biennial, the Istanbul Design Biennial and the Seoul Biennale. After recently completing the Superphosphates! Masterplan in Cáceres and the OE House in Barcelona, current projects include the new library of Lorenteggio, in Milan and the masterplan for the Machine Khana in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Grau graduated from the School of Architecture of Barcelona in 2000, was awarded Master in Advanced Architectural Design by Columbia University in 2004, and is currently completing his Ph.D. at Princeton University on the 1970's urban renewal of Barcelona. He has previously taught Cooper Union, Princeton University, Columbia University and Cornell University and holds the Cullinan Visiting Professor at Rice University School of Architecture. His work and writings have been published in various international journals such as AV, Bawelt, Domus, Kerb, Log, Plot, Praxis, Spam, Volume or White Zinfadel and exhibited in la Bienal de Buenos Aires, P! Gallery, RMIT Design Hub, Shenzhen Biennale, Storefront, the Venice Biennale and 0047.