Rodrigo Aguirre is a Nicaraguan architect specialized in the fields of parametric tooling, digital fabrication and manufacturing. He obtained his bachelor in architecture at UAM (American University) in Managua, Nicaragua, and completed the two year master in advanced architecture at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC) in Barcelona, Spain. His ongoing collaboration with the Institute´s Research + Development department and IAAC special projects have involved advanced form finding and computational methods related to generative design.
He is a principal member of the computational faculty, and has acted as studio instructor for the masters program in 2014. His work as a ´Tallerista´ has led to his involvement with workshops related to the translation of computational protocols to fabrication of physical prototypes. From 2013-15 he coordinated international workshops in Brazil and Nicaragua related to digital tooling, and participated as faculty in multi-scalar design workshops in Egypt and China, the latter of which focused on the production of 1:1 scale construction.
Rodrigo has also been involved with the last three editions of Iaacs global summer school (GSS), acting as a tutor in 2012-13, and coordinator of the affiliated global school in St. Petersburg, Russia, during the 2014 session. He continues his involvement in the 2015 edition as a coordinator, tutor and manager of communications and digital media.