Mariana Esponda

As a teacher and practicing conservation architect, Mariana Esponda expands knowledge and train young generations about how to improve heritage buildings and to readapt historical constructions with new and sustainable uses. She is researching in Sustainable Heritage Conservation, balancing cultural and natural heritage, integrating environmental techniques, social and economic practices.

How are you currently involved in community-campus partnerships for teaching, research or otherwise?

Through different stakeholders (public, a non-profit organization, industry, community, etc.). Since 2013, all my studio projects involved real projects, where the community needs are the essential element that design/adaptive reuse is our tool. Some of these projects have become a research project through different agencies.

Department: School of Architecture and Urbanism

Area of study: Heritage/adaptive reuse/climate change/sustainability