This award was generously supported by the Ford Foundation. _
Architect Teddy Cruz’s work dwells at the bi-cultural border between San Diego, CA, and Tijuana, Mexico, and is influenced by the informal structures that emerge from a community’s need for housing. Cruz began studying architecture in Guatemala. After immigrating to the United States, he studied at California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Cruz established estudio teddy cruz in 2000 in La Jolla. He is a professor of public culture and urbanism in the visuals Department at the University of California, San Diego.
Photo credit Andrea Dietz.
Manufactured Sites: Housing urbanism made of waste, 2008; photo credit estudio teddy cruz