Daniel Ibañez is a practicing architect and urbanist. He is Doctor of Design candidate and instructor at Harvard University. His research, Metabolic Urbanism, critically seeks to frame the design disciplines in relation to broader socio-ecological interdependencies through cross disciplinary research on the field of urban metabolism. As part of his doctoral efforts, Daniel has organized conferences on Projective Views on Urban Metabolism (Harvard GSD, 2014) and Wood Urbanism: From the Molecular to the Territorial (Harvard GSD, 2014). He is co-editor in chief of New Geographies 06: Grounding Metabolism (HUP, 2014), co-editor of Thermodynamics Applied to High-Rise and Mix-Use Prototypes (Harvard GSD, 2013), co-editor of Third Coast Atlas (forthcoming Actar, 2016) and co-editor of Wood Urbanism: From the Molecular to the Territorial (forthcoming Actar, 2017).
Since 2003, Daniel is founder and co-director of the design firm Margen-Lab with headquarters in Boston, Barcelona and Santiago de Chile. At Harvard, Daniel is research manager at the Urban Theory Lab GSD and member of the editorial board of the New Geographies Journal. In addition, he recently became visiting professor in the FADEU-UC in Chile as part of his research on Wood Urbanism and editor of urbanNext.
Daniel received his Masters of Architecture from Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid in 2007. In addition, he holds a post-professional Master in Advance Architecture from the Institute for Advance Architecture of Catalunya with distinction. In 2012, he completed a Masters in Design Studies in Urbanism, Landscape and Ecology with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Daniel’s grants for academic research include Fundación La Caixa Fulbright Fellowship, Real Colegio Harvard Complutense Scholarship and the Harvard GSD Dimitris Pikionis Award, Penny White Research Scholarship, the Dean´s Merit Award and The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.