Marcelo Ertorteguy

Marcelo Ertorteguy

2023 Cohort
Marcelo Ertorteguy teaches at the Florida International University School of Architecture. He also oversees the operations of the Fabrication Lab and is progressing in his studies as a doctoral candidate within the DDES program at FIU. Marcelo earned his undergraduate degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela's School of Architecture. Subsequently, he completed his Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University's GSAPP. During his studies at Columbia, he was distinguished with both the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize and the Honor Award for Excellence in Design.

In New York, he joined Grimshaw Architects, where he worked on public transit projects including the Vaughan Metropolitan Center Station of the Spadina subway extension in Toronto, and the intermodal Fordham Plaza reconstruction in the Bronx, NY. Additionally, Marcelo served as an associate with LOT-EK Architecture & Design, where he was instrumental in upscaling standard ISO shipping containers into innovative and sophisticated projects, such as the Qyun Mountain Camp in China.

Concurrent with his architectural pursuits, he co-founded the studio STEREOTANK with his partner Sara Valente. This studio is dedicated to the exploration and creation of public art installations, hybrid objects, and instruments, often using repurposed materials and prefab systems. STEREOTANK has participated in urban art festivals and public art programs internationally working with organizations such as Oolite Arts in Miami, The NYC Department of Transportation, The Architectural League of New York, the Times Square Alliance, Kobe Biennale in Japan, among others.