Matias del Campo is a registered architect, designer and educator. His obsessive explorations of contemporary moods are fueled by the opulent repertoire of materialization protocols in nature, cutting-edge technologies and philosophical inquiry which together form a comprehensive design ecology. In 2003 he cofounded the architectural practice SPAN in Vienna, together with Sandra Manninger, he currently serves as Associate Professor of Architecture at the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan.
Sandra Manninger is a registered architect, teacher, and researcher. She is the current Eliel Saarinen Visiting Professor at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan.
SPAN gained wide recognition for its winning competition entry for the Austrian Pavilion of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, as well as the new Brancusi Museum in Paris, France.
The practice’s work was featured at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, at ArchiLab 2013 at the FRAC Centre, Orléans, France, the 2008 and 2010 Architecture Biennale in Beijing, and in the 2011 solo show ‘Formations’ at the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) in Vienna. In 2017 their work was shown in a solo exhibition at the Fab Union Gallery in Shanghai China. Most recently Matias del Campo was awarded the Accelerate@CERN fellowship, served as Technical Chair of the ACADIA Conference and guest edited an edition of AD, Architectural Design published by Wiley in London, UK. His newest book “Sublime Bodies”, published by Tongji Press in Shanghai, was launched on March 22nd 2017.